France 1500: Exhibition 2

EXHIBITION – France 1500: The Pictorial Arts at the Dawn of the Renaissance, Le Louvre des Antiquaires (2 Place du Palais-Royal, 75001 Paris), 9 September – 28 November 2010.

This exhibition is coordinated with a major international exhibition, Entre Moyen Age et Renaissance France 1500, organized by the Réunion des musées nationaux (Paris) and the Art Institute of Chicago. The museum exhibition takes place in Paris (Grand Palais, October 6, 2010 to January 10, 2011) and in Chicago (February 26, 2011 to May 30, 2011). Our complementary exhibition brings together approximately 45 diverse works that include manuscripts, Books of Hours, single leaves and cuttings, coffrets with early xylographs, and stained glass. Among the artists are: Jean Bourdichon, the Master of the Très Petites Heures d’Anne de Bretagne, Jean Fouquet, Noel Bellemare, Guillaume Barbe, and many others. Some of the themes of the exhibition are: the French Humanism, the Dominance of Paris, the Influence of Italy and the North. They encourage a re-appreciation of the flourishing of the arts at the dawn of the Renaissance.

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