Urban landscapes like you’ve never seen them before… The Louvre Museum offers an exhibition entitled France Viewed from the Grand Siècle taking place in Rotonde Sully Nord and running from March 15 to June 25, 2018. A display of Israel Silvestre’s works, an artist trained to engraving in the time of Jacques Callot and who devoted himself very early in representing urban landscapes.
Whether it’s in Paris or Rome – cities he travelled – or even Nancy – his birth city – Israel Silvestre wins fame in his debuts by representing picturesque “views” mostly in small format. Then, as he grew older and more mature, he provided larger and more sophisticated panoramas including the representation of cities as well as their lives with, for example, the royal celebrations of the capital and its changes.
The exhibition also offers a series of views by the artist showing the most splendid castles in Ile-de-France: Montmorency, Versailles, Vaux-le-Vicomte, Meudon, etc. A way to become aware of the evolution of the architecture and the gardens by a simple look. Drawings by the artist conserved at the Louvre are displayed for the first time, his engravings being more widely displayed.
France Viewed from the Grand Siècle, Drawings by Israel Silvestre (1621-1691)
At the Louvre Museum
From March 15 to June 25, 2018
Open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Address: Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
Rates: one-price ticket for €15 (permanent collections and exhibitions)
(Credits: © RMN-Grand Palais (Musée du Louvre) / Michel Urtado)
From 15 March 2019 to 24 June 2019
Musée du Louvre
Pyramide - Cour Napoléon
75001 Paris 1
Billet unique: 15€ €
Ouvert de 9h à 18h, fermé le mardi. Nocturne les mercredis et vendredis jusqu'à 21h45.