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Poussin and the Dance at the National Gallery

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Time 10:00
Date 02/01/22
Price £12

Tambourines shake, wine spills, and half-naked figures whirl across the canvas in these paintings of revelry, dance and drama in this exhibition dedicated to Poussin and dance.

Running until 2 January 2022.

Poussin’s paintings of dance are unique. He brings to life the classical world of gods and mortals with wild and riotous movement but, the chaos on the canvas does not reflect the meticulous and inventive process that allowed him to capture bodies in motion.

In this exhibition, Poussin’s paintings and drawings of dance will be shown alongside the antique sculpture he studied, inviting you to trace the evolution of his ideas from marble to paper to paint.

Poussin’s working methods will be fully revealed with a reconstruction of his wax figurines, which the artist manipulated into different compositions, underscoring his role not only as painter of dance, but as choreographer in his own right.

Exhibition organised by the National Gallery, London and the Getty Museum, Los Angeles.

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COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets to attend Poussin and the Dance at the National Gallery on any* date between now and 2 January 2022.


To enter the competition, send an email to jamie@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. Please specify a selection dates and times in order or preference (up to three) you'd like to attend. The winner will be randomly selected. We'll offer you preferred dates, according to availability.

Q: What style of art best describes Nicolas Poussin's work?
A: .1) Gothic .2) Abstract .3) Surreal .4) Baroque

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