18.05.16 - 29.08.16
Musée du Louvre-Lens

Just like Delacroix for Romanticism or Monet for Impressionism, Charles Le Brun is the sole embodiment of the art of an era: the Grand Siècle.
The son of a simple monumental stonemason, Le Brun was the first appointed painter to Louis XIV, and held the position for almost thirty years. One of his most famous works is the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles. A prime artist in the second half of the 17th century in France, Le Brun was also the Director of the French Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture and the Gobelins Royal Manufactory.
This exhibition at the Louvre-Lens does justice to his polymorphic talent, expressed both on a very grand scale and in more intimate sketches, which highlight the accuracy and emotion of his hand. The exhibition brings his gifts, his lively imagination and his talent for organisation back to life. If Le Brun were not the "dictator of the arts" in an absolute monarchy, he was undoubtedly their director.

Curators : Bénédicte Gady & Nicolas Milovanovici
Scenography : Atelier Maciej Fiszer, chef de projet Thimothée Ma Mung
Graphic Design : Atelier Bastien Morin
Lighting : Atelier Maciej Fiszer en collaboration Gregory Mortelette et la régie de "La Scène"
Contractor : Louvre Lens
Surface area : 1750m²

Photo Crédits : Atelier Maciej Fiszer