The Springtime of the Renaissance: Sculpture and the Arts in Florence, 1400-1460

Le printemps de la Renaissance : La sculpture et les arts à Florence, 1400-1460

Palais Royal , Paris, 75001
Admission: EUR 25 (including EUR 12 entry fee to Louvre Museum) *
(16 € billet jumelé avec l'entrée du musée.)
THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER OPEN - it ended on 06/01/2014
Wheelchair Access
Opening Times
Monday: 0900 - 1800
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 0900 - 2145
Thursday: 0900 - 1800
Friday: 0900 - 2145
Saturday: 0900 - 1800
Sunday: 0900 - 1800
Closed 1st May, 25th December, 1st January.
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The Springtime of the Renaissance deals with the genesis of this major artistic and cultural movement, which first arose in Florence in the early years of the 15th century.

Sculpture, an essential aspect of this rebirth, is the central focus of this exhibition. Some 140 works are presented, including several monumental ones, grouped into ten thematic sections. In addition to sculptures, the exhibition also features paintings, drawings, manuscripts, silver and gold pieces and tin-glazed earthenware.

Sculptures by Donatello serve as one of the threads running through the exhibition, which presents several of the greatest masterpieces by this artist, considered by many as the most creative exponent of the Renaissance. However his works do not in any way eclipse the virtuosity of contributions by other illustrious sculptors, including Ghiberti, Michelozzo, Desiderio da Settignano and Mino da Fiesole.

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