Baroque treasures. Painting in Bourbonnais in the 17th century

Baroque treasures. Painting in Bourbonnais in the 17th century
Baroque treasures. Painting in Bourbonnais in the 17th century

What can we do this summer to escape the Olympic Games, the deleterious effects of which are already being felt, a month before the start of the competitions? Contrary to what one might believe from the incessant propaganda unleashed by the media and the multiple exhibitions in museums requisitioned for the occasion, some still resist the invaders. Real exhibitions, with a purpose, catalogs and which give rise to fundamental restorations for heritage are in fact visible this summer almost everywhere in France.

Among them, we have already talked about that of the Mobilier National on the works of Notre-Dame and Germanic paintings in Dijon, Besançon and Colmar…. We will soon talk about Jean Daret in Aix-en-Provence and Nordic drawings in Orléans. And other exhibitions take place which, although not heritage in the sense of the previous ones, are nonetheless art history, such as Jean Hugo in Montpellier, Jean Lurçat in Perpignan, Berthe Morisot in Nice, Whistler in Rouen , impressionist photography in Le Havre… Those we have not cited please excuse us.

It is therefore mainly in the provinces that we will be able to escape the obligatory celebrations around the “great sports festival”. And for this reason Moulins is worth a visit in order to see in particular the exhibition dedicated to painting in Bourbonnais in the 17th century. This leaves time, since it began last February and will not end until January 5, 2025.


1. Giovanni Gherardini (1655-1723)

The Assumption of the Virginaround 1680-1684

Fresco

Mills, Courthouse

Photo: Didier Rykner

See the image on his page


As the catalog explains (small but where all the works exhibited benefit from a complete notice), the term “baroque” is used here in the broad sense, that of the art of the 17th century, which formally can still be mannerist, classic or baroque in the more commonly accepted sense. However, we are for…

To access this content, you must subscribe to The Art Tribune. The advantages and conditions of this subscription, which will also allow you to support The Art Tribune, are described on the subscription page. If you wish to test the subscription, you can subscribe for one month (at €8) and if this does not suit you, ask us by a simple email to unsubscribe (at least ten days before the next debit).

If you are already a subscriber, log in using this form.

-

-

NEXT Going on a book trip to Bertranges is Wednesday