Archives par étiquette : tapestry

Conférences de la Société de l’Histoire de l’art français : « Guy-Louis Vernansal (1648-1729) / Jean-Baptiste Boiston (1734-1814) ».

Guy-Louis Vernansal, Allégorie de la Révocation de l’Edit de Nantes, 1687, huile sur toile, 142 x 180 cm, Versailles, musée national des châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon.

Type : conférence.
Date et heure : 13 janvier 2018 à partir de 17h.
Lieu : Paris, INHA, salle Vasari, 1er étage.

Séance du samedi 13 janvier 2018, présentée par Daniel ALCOUFFE :

  • Maxime Georges MÉTRAUX (Sorbonne université) : Guy-Louis Vernansal (1648-1729) : métier et condition sociale d’un peintre cartonnier.
  • Brice LEIBUNDGUT : Jean-Baptiste Boiston (Morteau, 1734 – Paris, 1814), sculpteur ornemaniste de la seconde moitié du XVIIIe siècle.

Exhibition: « Rubens. Royal Portraits », Musée du Luxembourg, from the 4st of October 2017 to the 14st of January 2018

Peter Paul Rubens, Portrait of Anne d’Autriche, Queen of France, about 1622-1625, oil on canvas, 120 x 98.6 cm, Pasadena (California), The Norton Simon Foundation [© Poster of the Réunion des musées nationaux – Grand Palais, 2017]

“Even if, by his birth, he couldn’t claim privileges from among the old and former nobility who made him feel his position, he was regarded with high esteem by sovereigns. Rubens lives and contributes to the enhancement of the art of painting. [1]

Until the 14th of January 2018, the Musée du Luxembourg presents a part of the European works of Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640). Through about sixty paintings and eighty-nine items in total, the painter’s work is viewed from the perspective of portraits for the monarchs of the great royal courts, made during his journeys or in his workshop, during the first half of the 17th century. From Italy to France, via Brussels or Spain, the artist was commissioned by the greatest Kings represented in this display through the pictorial technique of portraiture, a genre constantly evolving at this period, due in part to Ruben’s influence.

Journeys through an Europe ruled by Princes

Italy: Patronage of Duke of Mantou

Peter Paul Rubens, Portrait of Ferdinand de Gonzague, about 1602-1603, oil on canvas, 81,2 x 56,5 cm, Priv. Coll., courtesy of Nicholas Hall (© courtesy of Christie’s)

Rubens came from a family of Antwerp merchants who fled the town for religious reasons before returning during the late 1580s. He was trained by Otto van Veen, known as Vaenius (1557-1629)[2], a philosopher and mannerist painter marked by Italian influences and who encouraged his pupil to follow his training there. Rubens arrived in Italy in 1600 and stayed there until 1608. Speaking several languages including Latin, and having received a humanist education, the young painter showed a great ease in the learning of his art and was soon hired by Vincent I de Gonzague, Duke of Mantou and Montferrat (1562-1612).

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Publication : « Vlaamse wandtapijten- Productie en handel. De Oudenaardse familie Van Verren (1680-1740) ».

DE MEÛTER Ingrid, Vlaamse wandtapijten- Productie en handel. De Oudenaardse familie Van Verren (1680-1740), Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen, 2016, 493 p.

DE MEÛTER Ingrid, Vlaamse wandtapijten- Productie en handel. De Oudenaardse familie Van Verren (1680-1740), Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen, 2016, 493 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur:

The commercial documents of the Van Verren family in Oudenaarde were the point of departure of this research. They brought to light interesting new information that teaches us a lot about the production of tapestries in general. The in-depth research reveals a great deal about the customers’ wishes and trade practices at around the beginning of the 18th century.

Going through all the information and comparing it to the tapestries that have survived gives us a clearer picture of what was woven where in the Southern Netherlands during the transition from the 17th to the 18th century. Cross-contamination between production centres as Oudenaarde, Antwerp and Brussels can be revealed on several occasions. Continuer la lecture