Francois Ier,detail, Jean Clouet, Circa 1530, oil on wood, Paris, musee du Louvre.
That exhibition, on display until January 2018, brings French Renaissance back to life. If the court of Francis I is famous for its brilliant livestyle and fashion, that beautiful exhibition underlines the influence of Flemish and Dutch Masters in a period which has always been described as very Italian.
3 Men with barrels, Master of Dinteville (Bartholomeus Pons?), 1537, Städel Museum, Franckfort
With many artefacts such as portraits, paintings, altar pieces, tapestries, fine books and stainglass windows, Francis I and the Duch Arts reveals the very new research led by Art Historians about the influence and work of Northern artist in 16th century France.
Joos van Cleve, portrait, Eleonore of Austria, c 1530, Royal collection Trust, R.E.II
Forgotten names, such as Godefroy le Batave, Noël Bellemare, Grégoire Guérard, Bartholomeus Pons, reappear on the foreground of one of the most vivid era of fine craftsmenship in Europe.
Francois Ier et l’art des Pays-Bas- Musée du Louvre, Hall Napoléon
Where: 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 – M° Louvre-Rivoli
When: Until January 15th 2018 – Monday to Sunday: 9 am – 6 pm – Closed on Tuesdays. Night visits on Wed. and Fri, until 10 pm
Tickets: 15 €