Friday, May 4, 2012

Restored Poussin at the NGV

The NGV unveiled Nicolas Poussin's Crossing of the Red Sea on Wednesday after 12 months of cleaning. It looks pretty spectacular. I remember well how the painting looked before leaning as it was one that I studied as an undergrad and then, in turn, have studied with undergrads when I have taught Baroque Art. But even if you don't closely recall how it looked before, how it looks now makes it well worth a visit.
Nicolas Poussin The Crossing of the Red Sea 1632-34 oil on canvas, 155.6 x 215.3 cm National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Felton Bequest, 1948

I wrote a longer piece on the painting's restoration, which is published on the Melbourne Art Network and you can read it here

I also ended up in the ABC news story on it when I was trying to get a closer look and chat to the conservator Carl Villis:

1 comment:

  1. Media star! While a painting might look ok, it is amazing how restored painting glows with life.


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