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Le Massacre des Innocents

Domaine de Chantilly

11 Sep 2017 - 7 Jan 2018

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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Le Massacre des Innocents (c. 1627–28), Nicolas Poussin. © RMN – Grand Palais – Michel Urtado

Le Massacre des Innocents (c. 1627–28), Nicolas Poussin. © RMN – Grand Palais – Michel Urtado

Scène du massacre des innocents (1824), Léon Cogniet. © RMN – Grand Palais / Adélaïde Beaudoin

Scène du massacre des innocents (1824), Léon Cogniet. © RMN – Grand Palais / Adélaïde Beaudoin

The Charnel House (1945), Pablo Picasso. © 2016 Digital Image, The Museum of Modern Art, New York/ Scala, Florence – Succession Picasso 2017

The Charnel House (1945), Pablo Picasso. © 2016 Digital Image, The Museum of Modern Art, New York/ Scala, Florence – Succession Picasso 2017

Massacre des Innocents, Vincent Corpet. © DR

Massacre des Innocents, Vincent Corpet. © DR

Tableau vivant d’après Le Massacre des Innocents de Nicolas Poussin (c. 1975), Valerio and Camilla Adami, and Jacques Derrida. © DR / Valerio et Camilla Adami

Tableau vivant d’après Le Massacre des Innocents de Nicolas Poussin (c. 1975), Valerio and Camilla Adami, and Jacques Derrida. © DR / Valerio et Camilla Adami

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