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François I and Dutch Art at the Louvre Museum

Published on 27 July 2017 By Elodie D.
François 1er et les arts aux Pays-Bas au Musée du louvre

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From 18 October 2017
To 15 January 2018

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Pyramide - Cour Napoléon
75001 Paris 1

Free (-26 ans)
15 euros (tarif normal)

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Horaires : 9h-18h, nocturne mercredi et vendredi jusqu'à 21h45, fermé le mardi

From October 18, 2017 to January 15, 2018, the Louvre Museum hosts and exhibition about Dutch Art in France under François I’s reign. This is the story of a passion for Flemish art at the age of the Italian Renaissance.

At that time, Renaissance oblige, François I hires the services of Italian painters for his castles (including the Château de Fontainebleau) but still has a weakness for Dutch art. The exhibition “François I and Dutch Art” at the Louvre Museum highlights François I’s passion who will surround himself with Dutch painters often specialized in portrait (Jean Clouet, Corneille de La Haye, Joos van Cleve) and will purchase tapestries, jewel pieces and Dutch paintings.

Thanks to the king’s passion for Dutch art, Parisian, Norman, Picardie, Champagne and Burgundian houses would adopt Dutch style, this is what recent studies revealed by reviving painters wrongly forgotten! So, the Louvre brings together Godefroy le Batave, Noël Bellemare, Grégoire Guérard, Bartholomeus Pons and many more anonymous painters winning fame in France thanks to illuminations, painting, stained-glass and sculpture.

And on October 18, 2017, the Louvre will reveal the work that will be the next acquisition campaign, a work displayed in the exhibition François I and Dutch Art. You can then take part in its acquisition by the Louvre Museum as part of a call of donation “Tous Mécènes!” until January 2018.

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François I and Dutch Art at the Louvre 
From October 18, 2017 to January 15, 2018
Venue: Louvre Museum
Opening hours: from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., late night opening on Wednesday and Friday until 9:45 p.m., closed on Tuesday
Rates: €15 for the exhibition, free for people under 18

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