Paintings from a lost paradise
We will not only see nature in these classical landscapes from 17th-century Italy and France. The paintings often contain narratives and symbols from fairy-tales, literature and philosophy. By rediscovering these stories, we gain an insight into a lost world, but we also encounter many similarities with our own era’s concerns about nature, climate and landscape.
The exhibition includes more than 100 works, many on loan from international museums. It contains pieces by Claude Lorrain, Antoine Watteau, Salvator Rosa and Nicolas Poussin, among others.
The exhibition is on display between September 17, 2020 and January 17, 2021.