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Poussin and Nature: Arcadian Visions - Curatorial Talk - Part 1 of 3

Learn more about the exhibition: http://www.metmuseum.org/special/poussin_nature/arcadian_visions_more.asp French master Nicolas Poussin (1594--1665) painted some of the most influential landscapes in Western art. In them, nature is viewed "through the glass of time" and endowed with a poetic quality that has been admired by painters as different as Constable, Turner, and C?zanne. This is the first exhibition to examine the landscapes of this great painter. It brings together about forty paintings, ranging from his early, lyrical, Venetian-inspired pastorals to his grandly structured and austere works in which the artist meditated upon Nature, its transformations, and its renewals. An equal number of drawings are on view, the most luminous of which were done en plein air. Curatorial Talk to staff given by Keith Christiansen, Jayne Wrightsman Curator, European Paintings
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