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Acknowledgments:
This exhibition was made possible thanks to the generosity of Eni

To mark the 350th anniversary of the artist's death in 1665, this exhibition at the Musée du Louvre sets out to review possible Christian readings of Poussin's painting and one of his signature features: his merging of the antique and Christian notions of the sacred.

Nicolas Poussin is the absolute embodiment of the painter-philosopher, but the Christian aspect of his painting has been too often ignored and even called into question. A rethinking of the Poussin oeuvre in religious terms seems all the more necessary today in that recent studies have provided a convincing picture not only of his immediate entourage—markedly less raffish than has been generally recognized—but most of all of the originality of his religious painting as the source of a personal meditation on God.


 

 

Organized by:

Nicolas Milovanovic, Musée du Louvre, and Mickaël Szanto, Paris Sorbonne University.

Practical information

From April 2 to June 29, 2015

Location
Hall Napoléon, under the Pyramid

Admission
Exhibition: €13
Combined ticket (permanent collections + exhibition): €16

Opening hours
Every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., except Tuesday.
Night opening until 9:45 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Further information
+33 (0)1 40 20 53 17