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The Advent of the Artist

25 September 2019 – 5 July 2021

Petite Galerie

The Advent of the Artist

25 September 2019 – 5 July 2021

The Museum is closed

In line with the measures taken by the government to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the exhibition is closed until further notice.

Overview

For its fifth season, the Louvre’s Petite Galerie—a space dedicated to art and cultural education—will be holding an exhibition titled ‘The Advent of the Artist’. Opening on September 25, 2019, this year’s edition will coincide with a cycle of Louvre exhibitions devoted to the Renaissance geniuses Leonardo da Vinci, Donatello, Michelangelo and Albrecht Altdorfer in 2019-2020.

It was during the Renaissance that artists asserted their independence and demanded recognition as creators in their own right. Yet the advent of the artist had been long awaited. This exhibition will take a close look at the transition from the typically anonymous craftsman of the classical period to the artist of the Renaissance, at times famous to the extent of becoming the hero of novels and legends. It is this long-standing connection between the visual arts and the written word that inspired this edition’s focus on literature. Spread across four rooms, the exhibition will feature some forty artworks from the Louvre’s eight curatorial departments alongside extracts from literature, with the aim of tracing the emergence and recognition of the artist from Antiquity to the 19th century.

Organised by

Chantal Quillet, Associate Professor of Classical Studies, and Jean-Luc Martinez, President-Director of the Musée du Louvre.

Project manager

Florence Dinet, musée du Louvre.


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Acknowledgments:

Acknowledgments:
La Petite Galerie bénéficie du généreux soutien de :

la Fondation PSA et du groupe Kinoshita

Mécènes de l'exposition

Fonds Handicap & Société par Intégrance, Fondation d’entreprise ENGIE, Fondation d’entreprise La Poste

L'exposition bénéficie de la générosité

de Madame Krystyna Campbell-Pretty, de la famille Campbell-Pretty ainsi que de celle du Fonds Susan D. Diskin, Ph.D.

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Exhibition Catalogue

Co-published by Musée du Louvre Éditions and Éditions du Seuil
French language

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