Los Angeles, CA
Nicolas Poussin was the most influential French painter of the 17th century, and an artist fascinated by dance.
Portraying dancing nymphs and satyrs, he drew inspiration from ancient Greek and Roman sculpture but evolved a style all his own. He envisioned dramatic—even violent—action with a choreographer’s eye.
This exhibition considers Poussin’s dancing pictures through the dual lenses of art history and contemporary dance, establishing a dialogue between the old master’s work and new dances on film by LA choreographers.
Organized with the National Gallery, London.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website