A Dance to the Music of Time – Nicolas Poussin


Poussin Dance


It was interesting to consider the allusions in this painting

  • the dancers representing the four seasons
  • the seasons dancing to the music of Time
  • Bacchus facing in and out

Old Bacchus facing the present and young Bacchus facing the future

I was fascinated to observe the painting and try to analyse it. Fortunately the Wallace collection notes nearby were a real help.

My notes are here: A Dance to the Music of Time