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L'age d'or de la Renaissance portugaise

L'age d'or de la Renaissance portugaise

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L'age d'or de la Renaissance portugaise
(The Golden Age of the Portuguese Renaissance)

W038617 | $49.95
Exhibition Catalog

Musee du Louvre, Paris, 2022. Organized in association with Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisbon. Published in association with Editions In Fine, Paris.

128 pp. Well illustrated (chiefly col.). 25 x 20 cm. In French. Paperbound.

ISBN 9782382030653

Combining in a highly original way the pictorial inventions of the first Italian Renaissance and innovations from Flemish painters imported by artists like Jan van Eyck who stayed in Portugal in 1428–1429, the Portuguese school of painting made a name for itself from the mid-15th century, at the same time that the kingdom of Portugal was in full expansion mode. Thanks to the patronage of kings Manuel I (reigned 1495–1521) and João III (reigned 1521–1557), who surrounded themselves with court painters, Portuguese painting experienced a golden age in the first half of the 16th century before being eclipsed by the crisis of the succession of the crown in 1580 and the annexation of Portugal by Spain. Apart from Nuno Gonçalves, the first great Portuguese painter whose panel opens the exhibition, the artists in the exhibition were all active in Lisbon in the first half of the 16th century. The capitol of the vast Portuguese empire, Lisbon was then a multicultural city turned towards the ocean which carried wealth and discoveries from the New World into Europe. It also hosted the courts of kings Manuel I and João III, both of whom were builders and great patrons of the arts. The exhibition aims to shine a light on a particularly innovative time in the history of European painting, when painters of Flemish origin such as Francisco Henriques or the Master of Lourinhã brought to Portugal a masterful and very refined technique of oil painting and a new taste for landscapes and the decorative effects of fabrics and precious materials.

Subject Headings: Eastern and Western European Art ; Western Art -- Portugal -- 1400-1600 -- Painting --

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