"Collection of Louvre Museum - 17th Century European Paintings" Exhibition
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Exhibitions of works from the collections of the Louvre have frequently been held in Japan. Usually, when an exhibition of a large museum’s collection is held, it is divided into period and country. The structure of this exhibition, however, departs boldly from this norm.
This exhibition features 17th century European painting, but rather than dividing the works according to national boundaries as is customary, these paintings will be divided into three major themes, thus giving viewers an opportunity to enjoy a lateral cross-comparison of the paintings created in Europe during this period. These three themes are The Golden Age and its Shadow, Great Oceangoing Ships and the Scientific Revolution, and Relics of Classical Civilization in a Century of Saints. Within these groupings images of the courtly world will confront those of impoverished peasants, and various aspects of advances in natural sciences and new social phenomena brought about by an enlarged world will be summarized. Further, the exhibits will examine how new standards of religious imagery emerged in Christian society after the religious reforms. The exhibition will feature important works by such major masters in the Louvre collection as Rembrandt, Vermeer, Rubens, Poussin, Claude Lorraine, La Tour, Domenichino, Guercino, Velasquez and Murillo.
From 2009-02-28 To 2009-06-14
Johannes Vermeer et al.