With this exhibition, Le Corps et l’Ame [Body and Soul], the Louvre endeavors to present an important part of the Italian Renaissance: the almost scientific research for realism. For 3 months, May 6 to August 17, 2020, the Parisian museum brings together a whole bunch of sculptures from the Quattrocento to the early Cinquecento.
At that age, sculptors take it into their heads to present men in a realistic way, from their physical traits to their intimate feelings. These researches will lead Donatello, Lombardo then Michelangelo to study fury, grace as well as all the traits that could move and convince viewers. This work on representing feelings will be at the heart of the second half of the Quattrocento and the early Cinquecento, the apex of the Renaissance and leading to Michelangelo’s works.
To go even further in these studies, the Louvre presents – next to theses sculptures – the major paintings and sketches from that time and most of them come from the Castello Sforzesco museum in Milano.
From 6 May 2020 to 17 August 2020
Musée du Louvre
Pyramide - Cour Napoléon
75001 Paris 1
Métro Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre
tarif -26 ans UE: Free
tarif plein: 15 €
Horaires : 9h-18h, nocturnes jusqu'à 21h45 les mercredis et vendredis - fermé le mardi