POUSSIN, Nicolas
(b. 1594, Les Andelys, d. 1665, Roma)

Crossing of the Red Sea

Oil on canvas, 156 x 215 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

This painting juxtaposes Israelites who are raising their arms to heaven, in a desperate plea for aid in the face of the approaching Egyptians, with others who are already energetically rescuing the weapons of the drowned Egyptians from the waves.