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Poussin and the Dance (working title)
Nicolas Poussin was the founder of the French classical tradition, a hero for subsequent artists from Le Brun to Cézanne. In the 1620s and 1630s, he turned to the theme of dance, drawing inspiration from antique reliefs to portray frolicking satyrs and nymphs. The resulting paintings and drawings are among his most beautiful and engaging. Assembled here for the first time, they allow us to consider Poussin through the lens of dance: a universal human impulse. Curated by Emily Beeny.