October 18, 2017-January 15, 2018

François I and Dutch Art

 

François I and Dutch Art

François I’ taste for Italian art may be well known and his patronage primarily recognized by the creation of an Italian school at Fontainebleau, but his reign was equally marked by a vigorous tradition of Dutch artists settling in France.

A whole segment of the French Renaissance is now resurfacing; and this exhibition sets out to reveal its many varied facets, its extravagance, and its monumental character.

By purchasing a great deal of Dutch tapestries, gold- and silverware, and paintings, François I played a central role in promoting emerging artists from the Netherlands. The most prominent of these artists active in France at the time, Jean Clouet and Corneille de la Haye (known as Corneille de Lyon, were portrait specialists. The exhibition will offer an exceptional presentation of the painted oeuvre of Jean Clouet (only around 10 panels are confirmed to be by the artist) alongside a few preparatory drawings sketched from nature.

As well as Paris, the Norman, Picard, Champagne, and Burgundian centers were swept by a wave of Northern influences (from Antwerp, Brussels, Leiden, Haarlem) in the art of manuscript illumination and religious painting. Recent research has gradually revealed painters unjustly forgotten by history; to name but a few, Godefroy le Batave, Noel Bellemare, Grévoire Guérard, and Bartholomeus Pons, who excelled in media as diverse as illumination, painting, stained glass, tapestry and sculpture.

Exhibition curator: Cécile Scailliérez, Senior Curator, Department of Paintings, Musée du Louvre.


This exhibition was made possible thanks to the support of DS Automobiles and the International Council of the Louvre.

 

RELATED WORK


Exhibition catalogue*

François I and Dutch Art

Edited by Cécile Scalliérez, Senior Curator, Department of Paintings, Musée du Louvre.

Co-published by Musée du Louvre Editions and Somogy Editions d'Art. 448 pages, 335 illustrations, €45

This publication was made possible thanks to the support of Sequana.


Exhibition album*

François I and Dutch Art

Co-published by Musée du Louvre Editions and Somogy Editions d'Art, €8



AT THE LOUVRE AUDITORIUM

Lecture*

October 26, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Presentation of the exhibition

Cécile Scailliérez, Senior Curator, Department of Paintings, Musée du Louvre.


Lecture series*

November 16 and 23, December 7, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

Program details will be published on the Musée du Louvre website.


Art on stage*

November 22, 2017 at 12:30 p.m.

Philippe Malgouyres, Senior Curator, Department of Decorative Arts, Musée du Louvre.



IN THE PERMANENT GALLERIES

Thematic gallery talks*



PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Information: +33 (0)1 40 20 55 55, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

www.louvre.fr

Tickets:

In person: Auditorium ticket windows

Telephone: +33 (0)1 40 20 55 00

Online: www.fnac.com


AUDIOGUIDE

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Enjoy listening to informative commentary by the curator on selected artworks. Use the interactive map to explore on your own and access practical information on the Louvre and its activities.


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* Available in French only