A New Venue / Un nouvel espace d’exposition
The Condé Museum of the Domain of Chantilly inaugurates its Cabinet d’arts Graphiques on March 24, giving the museum a new space devoted to the graphic arts. The inaugural exhibition, entitled L’epanouissement de la Renaissance (The Blossoming of the Renaissance), showcases rarely exhibited works by major artists of this period including Bellini, Michelangelo and Fra Bartolomeo. The exhibition offers a highly visual journey from Venice to Florence on the roads of the flourishing Renaissance in the 1500s, a time of intense artistic innovation. Forty-five exceptional works are on display emanating from the refined collection of drawings amassed by the Duke of Aumale at Chantilly. The journey from Venice and the Veneto to Bologna and Emilia- Romana, Florence and Tuscany demonstrates how the Italian Renaissance put to use all of the expressive properties of the fundamental art of drawing.
Celebrated for its collection of paintings and its library, the Condé Museum also possesses an exceptional collection of graphic arts and photographs with over 3600 drawings, 5000 engravings and 1900 photographs from the 19th century by major Italian, French and Nordic artists. The new Cabinet des Arts Graphiques is housed in five rooms that have been restored to their 19th century decorative glory and are being opened to the public for the first time. The rooms with their parquet floors, woodwork, fireplace decorations and chandeliers were formerly the guest rooms for friends and relatives of the Duke d’aumale.
Temporary Exhibition from March 24 through to August 20 Rue du Connétable, 60500 Chantilly, 03 44 27 31 80 www.domainedechantilly.com