The Triumph of Pan
Sat Jul 13 @ 10.00 am - Sun Sep 22 @ 5.00 pmIncluded in admission
Nicolas Poussin’s The Triumph of Pan, one of the National Gallery’s most significant works, will be the centrepiece of a new exhibition at York Art Gallery this summer.
The work depicts a mythical celebration of nymphs and satyrs revelling before a statue of Pan, Greek god of the wild.
Works from York Art Gallery’s collections will complement the painting, exploring the themes within the work and Poussin’s significant influence on generations of other artists.
The exhibition will be split into two areas. The first will focus on Poussin’s life and career while the second half will explore themes within The Triumph of Pan and Poussin’s legacy. Other works will include pieces by masters such as Dughet, Bernini and Domenichino as well as paintings by, William Etty, Francesco Guardi and others.
The Masterpiece Tour is part of the National Gallery’s commitment to promote the understanding, knowledge, and appreciation of Old Master paintings to as wide an audience as possible. This opportunity is being made possible by the generous support of Christie’s.
As well as York Art Gallery, the painting has been shown at the Victoria Art Gallery, Bath and after York will head to Auckland Castle, part of The Auckland Project, County Durham.