Kings, Queens and Courtiers: Art in Early Renaissance France - the exhibition catalogue from Art Institute of Chicago available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Kings, Queens and Courtiers: Art in Early Renaissance France

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'A better survey of this time and place is likely not possible' - New City Art

A sumptuous book providing an superb overview of French art in the 1500s

This handsome catalogue, accompanying the critically acclaimed exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris and Art Institute of Chicago, provides an overview of French art around 1500 -  a dynamic, transitional period when the country, resurgent after the dislocations of the Hundred Years' War, invaded Italy and all media flourished. What followed was the emergence of a unique art: the fusion of the Italian Renaissance with northern European Gothic styles.

This volume features 116 examples of exquisite paintings, sculptures, illuminated manuscripts, stained glass, tapestries, and metalwork and covers subjects including royal patronage and court artists such as Jean Fouquet, Jean Bourdichon, Michel Colombe, Jean Poyer, and Jean Hey (The Master of Moulins).

  • Author: Martha Wolff, Curator of European Painting and Sculpture before 1750 at the Art Institute of Chicago 
  • Hardcover: 208 pages | 180 colour illustrations
  • Date published: April 2011
  • Language: English
  • Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
  • ISBN: 978-0300170252
  • Product Dimensions: 30.5 x 23.0 x 2.4 cm

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