Renaissance and Dreams: Bosch, Veronese, El Greco… exhibition at the Musée du Luxembourg
La Renaissance et le Rêve : Bosch, Véronèse, Greco…
From Wednesday, October 9 2013 to Sunday, January 26 2014
The Renaissance granted extraordinary importance to dreams. For philosophers, theologians, doctors and poets of the 15th and 16th centuries, man escapes the constraints of the body in dreams and may enter into a relationship with the powers of the Hereafter, whether divine or evil. Far removed from the interrogations of our own era so influenced by psychoanalysis and informed by neuroscience, this conception fascinated the artists of the Renaissance, who were also facing a major challenge: how to represent the un-representable?
Depending on the subject, periods and regions, they furnished extremely diverse responses to this question compiled and compared at the exhibition, Renaissance and Dream: Bosch Vernese, Greco... organised at the Musée du Luxembourg in Paris. The exhibition's itinerary naturally leads the visitor from sleep to awakening, through dreams, visions and nightmares.
Bringing together more than eighty works by famous Renaissance artists including Hieronymus Bosch, Veronese, Dürer or Correggio, visitors may behold the golden age of the representation of dreams, encouraged to give free reign to the imagination and to surrender to the disturbing images of dreams.
Closing at 7.30pm on the 1st and 11th of November
Closing at 6pm on December 24th and 31st
Museum closed on December 25th
Metro Saint-Sulpice or Mabillon
RER B Luxembourg
Bus 84, 58, 89
Curated by Chiara Rabbi Bernard, Alessandro Cecchi, Yves Hersant
From Wednesday 9 October 2013 to Sunday 26 January 2014 :
- Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 19:30
- Monday and Friday from 10:00 to 22:00
Closed on 25 December