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François I and Dutch Art
Published: 26 December 2017
From 18 October 2017 to 15 January 2018
Fascinated with Italian art, François I assembled an outstanding collection of the finest masterpieces of art which were created by the most admired and talented artists in history. He patronized many masters of art such as Leonardo da Vinci and built the Italian school at Fontainebleau which was centered on the Royal Palace of Fontainebleau, one of the largest French royal châteaux.
Something that is less known about him, however, is that besides being fond of Italian art, he also had a weakness for Dutch Art and made a unique collection of Dutch artworks, among them pieces by Jean Clouet and Corneille de La Haye.
An exhibition that brings together sculptures, drawings, paintings, jewel pieces, tapestries, and many other truly amazing objects from the king’s Dutch collection is hosted at the Musée du Louvre Paris, in an attempt to highlight his interest in the art and the artists of the Netherlands during the Renaissance.
If you are interested in discovering this special display, do not hesitate to visit the Louvre. The exhibit will run until January 15th, 2018.
Cécile Scailliérez, Department ofPaintings, Musée du Louvre
From October 18, 2017, through January 15, 2018
Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France