In the heart of the city of Dijon, established in the impressive architectural ensemble of the Palace of the Dukes and Estates of Burgundy, the Musée des Beaux - Arts presents a large collection of masterpieces which draws not only on the history of the region but also on the wider evolution of European art.
The museum originally founded here in 1787 was created to host the collections of the Drawing School that had been established twenty years earlier in the eastern part of the Palace. It was only at the very end of the 18th century that the museum opened to the public.
The history of the Dijon collection is closely related to the development of the Drawing School and its important graphic arts department, which today comprises 12,500 drawings and more than 60,000 engravings, including works by Martin Schongauer, Albrecht Dürer, Parmigianino and Giorgio Vasari, among many others.
The exhibition attempts to show this major evolution through a selection of European masterpieces from the mid-14th to the end of the 16th century: not only prominent Italian paintings from the Late Middle Ages and the Renaissance – works by Pietro Lorenzetti, the Master of Montefloscoli, Bartolo di Fredi, Neri di Bicci, Giovanni di Francesco, Lorenzo Lotto, Giorgio Vasari and Veronese – but also excellent Flemish examples by the Master of Flémalle and the workshop of Rogier van der Weyden.
The full list of artists displayed in this exhibition is as follows: Baden Master of the Carnation, Baccio Bandinelli, Federico Barocci, Jacopo Bassano, Neri di Bicci, Albrecht Bouts, Paolo Caliari (known as Veronese), workshop of Luca Cambiaso, Albrecht Dürer, workshop of Vincenzo Foppa, Giovanni di Francesco, Bartolo di Fredi, Fernando Gallego, Grégoire Guérard, David Hoffmann (attributed to), Juan de la Huerta (attributed to), Pietro Lorenzetti, Lorenzo Lotto, Master from Northern France, Master of Flémalle (Robert Campin), Master of Montefloscoli, Master of the Coburg Roundels (also known as the Master of Drapery Studies), Master of the Osservanza, Parmigianino, Jacopo da Pontormo, Giulio Romano, Gian Girolamo Savoldo, Martin Schongauer, School of Fontainebleau, Perino del Vaga, Giorgio Vasari, workshop/successor of Rogier van der Weyden, Konrad Witz and anonymous artists.
Graded Objects: 50 Pieces(Set)
Availability: 01 Apr 2021--31 Oct 2021