The Venasque Triptych: Renaissance of a Masterpiece / Dossier #4 of the Petit Palais Museum
23 November to 29 April. Wednesday to Monday 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm. Closed on 25 Dec. and 1 Jan.
Reputed to be impossible to restore, the Triptyque de Venasque has finally been returned to museum visitors after 40 years spent out of sight.
The Triptyque de Venasque has long been hailed as one of the most beautiful productions of the Avignon School. Yet it has been invisible to the public since 1976. A major restoration project has led to the renaissance of this masterpiece, painted in the late 1400's. The arrival of this monumental work in the museum is the occasion for this exhibition-dossier that presents every aspect of the work - its historical, artistic and material dimensions. A real immersion into the world of pictorial production in Provence in the late Middle Ages. For this new arrival, the École d'Avignon rooms have been redesigned with a new layout.
For several years now, the Petit Palais museum has undertaken a series of exhibitions it calls the "Dossiers du Petit Palais". With this series, the museum discusses new works, or recently-restored works, with the public. In 2018, the 4th edition of these Dossier-Exhbitions provides the public with an in-depth understanding.
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