Exhibition Paris 1400: Art during the reign of Charles VI
from March 26, 2004 to July 19, 2004
Goldenes Rössl New Year's Gift from Isabella of Bavaria to Charles VI January 1, 1405
© Altötting, die heilige Kapelle, photo Bayerisches Nationalmuseum.
In the late 14th and early 15th centuries the French capital became the leading intellectual and artistic center in Europe.
During this period of political and economic turmoil, overshadowed by the Hundred Years' War, commissions from wealthy French patrons fostered the development of an art of great delicacy and refinement, and striking iconographic and stylistic innovations. Artists flocked to Paris from the French provinces and all over Europe, eager for opportunities to demonstrate their talents.
This exhibition brings together 270 works in a range of media and techniques, demonstrating the extraordinary heights of artistic production in Paris in the 1400s—in particular the period's illuminated manscripts and fabulous objects in enameled gold.
A number of paralel exhibitions throughout France testify to the munificence of aristocratic French patrons of the 1400s.
Exhibition curator: Elisabeth Taburet-Delahaye, Chief Curator, Department of Decorative Arts, Musée du Louvre
Exhibition design: Massimo Quendolo
Practical informationOpening hours
Open daily, except Tuesdays, 9am - 5:30 pm
Evening openings until 9:30 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, except on July 14
€ 8.50 (temporary exhibition)