Scientific Direction: Geneviève Bresc-Bautier.
Authors: Laura Angelucci, Françoise Barbe, Marc Bormand, Agnès Bos, Pascale Bourgain, Geneviève Bresc-Bautier, Jean-Pierre Changeux, Dominique Cordellier, Vincent Delieuvin, Pascal Dubourg Glatigny, Élisabeth Foucart-Walter, Hélène Grollemund, Philippe Lorentz, Sophie Makariou, Philippe Malgouyre, Cécile Scailliérez, Roberta Serra, Dominique Thiébaut, Pascal Torres, Christel Winling
This catalogue contains all the works on display in the exhibition, nearly 270 artworks by the greatest artists of the Renaissance, including Michelangelo, Botticelli, Raphael, Perugino, Mantegna, Bellini, Filippino Lippi, Andrea del Sarto, Fra Bartolomeo, Dürer, Lucas Cranach, Jan van Eyck and Joos van Cleve.
The essays, looking at the exhibition's themes in greater depth, attempt to reflect the profuse nature of this decisive period in the arts. The authors examine the notion of intellectual and artistic change, taking a particular interest in the artists, in their place in society, their travels, and their new-found self awareness. Also touched on are the discovery and representation of the human body through the study of anatomy; the influence of models and stories from Antiquity; the themes of the portrait, of the representation of space, of ornament, of new techniques in the arts (ceramics, glass and metalwork, engraving, timepieces, tapestry, etc.). – With the support of the Fondation Total