Le Massacre des Innocents, Nicolas Poussin’s masterpiece, will be the focal point of this exhibition, which will also feature works by some of the great names of modern and contemporary art including Pablo Picasso, Francis Bacon and Annette Messager. Poussin’s painting, which powerfully captures the anonymous brutality on the part of the executioner and the despair and horror of the mother, caused an immediate sensation amongst his contemporaries. Some 50 works highlight the painting’s lasting legacy. Visitors can also discover the history of the painting and its owners, from the Italian marquis who originally commissioned it, to the Duc d’Aumale (1822–97), and its various homes from Rome to Chantilly. Find out more about the ‘Le Massacre des Innocents’ exhibition from the Domaine de Chantilly’s website.
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