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Nouveaux regards sur Charles Le Brun

Colloque, École du Louvre, Louvre-Lens, château de Vaux-le-Vicomte (26-28 mai 2016)
New Perspectives on Charles Le Brun - Symposium, École du Louvre, Louvre-Lens and Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte (26–28 May 2016)

Proceedings from the conference “New Perspectives on Charles Le Brun”

École du Louvre, 26 May 2016
Musée du Louvre-Lens, 27 May 2016
Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, 28 May 2016

Charles Le Brun is one of those great artists who embody an era. Today he is the subject of a number of major research projects, conducted by a new generation of art historians. This symposium gave them the opportunity to show the latest on their research on Charles Le Brun in the various areas of his creative activity. Papers were presented on the decorations of the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, which hosted one day of the symposium. The main restorations – past, present and future – were also presented (Louvre, Sceaux, Versailles and Vaux-le-Vicomte) alongside their issues, methods and lessons.

The Musée du Louvre-Lens, the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte and the École du Louvre organized the symposium in association with the exhibition Charles Le Brun. Le peintre du Roi-Soleil [Charles Le Brun: Painter of the Sun King], presented at Musée du Louvre-Lens 18 May to 29 August 2016.

See the symposium programme (PDF).

Scientific committee: Olivier Bonfait (Université de Bourgogne), Lynda Frenois (Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte), Bénédicte Gady (Musée du Louvre), Nicolas Milovanovic (Musée du Louvre),

Access videos of the presentations on the Louvre-Lens documentation portal.

Eight papers are published online here.

Date of publication: 22 December 2017.

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