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Artist's figure

75 min visit

Louvre Museum
15 Dec → 5 Jul 2021
Mon, Thu, Sat & Sun from 9 am to 6 pm. Nocturnal Wed and Fri until 9:45 pm. Closed Tue.

« Through the Louvre's collections, discover all the stages of the artist's emancipation from Antiquity to the 19th century! »

How did ordinary apprentices like Dürer, Michelangelo, Botticelli Verrocchio, Van Eyck become "artist"? From craftsman to artist, there is only one step... And many have taken it! The training of the "artist" is at the heart of the Louvre's programming. It was during the Renaissance that the artist asserted his independence and sought to leave the status of craftsman to claim a special place in the city. However, this invention of the figure of the Artist has an older and more complex history than the size of the Louvre's collections allows us to measure, from the first signatures of craftsmen in antiquity to the self-portraits of the romantic period. The signature, the self-portrait, the invention of the genre of the artist's biography serve his purpose For its 5th season, the Petite Galerie is presenting an exhibition entitled "Figure d'artiste". It accompanies the series of exhibitions that the museum is dedicating in 2019-2020 to Renaissance geniuses: Vinci, Donatello, Michelangelo or Altdorfer. A unique opportunity to visit the Louvre's collections based on a fundamental theme of art history.


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