From Wednesday, October 9 2013 to Sunday, January 26 2014
The Renaissance granted extraordinary importance to dreams. For philosophers, theologians, doctors and poets of the 15th and 16th centuries, man escapes the constraints of the body in dreams and may enter into a relationship with the powers of the Hereafter, whether divine or evil. Far removed from the interrogations of our own era so influenced by psychoanalysis and informed by neuroscience, this conception fascinated the artists of the Renaissance, who were also facing a major challenge: how to represent the un-representable?
Depending on the subject, periods and regions, they furnished extremely diverse responses to this question compiled and compared at the exhibition, Renaissance and Dream: Bosch Vernese, Greco... organised at the Musée du Luxembourg in Paris. The exhibition's itinerary naturally leads the visitor from sleep to awakening, through dreams, visions and nightmares.
Bringing together more than eighty works by famous Renaissance artists including Hieronymus Bosch, Veronese, Dürer or Correggio, visitors may behold the golden age of the representation of dreams, encouraged to give free reign to the imagination and to surrender to the disturbing images of dreams.
Musée du Luxembourg - Luxembourg Museum
19 rue de Vaugirard
01 40 13 62 00
Metro / Train: Saint Sulpice or Odéon
RER B to Luxembourg
Bus lines 84, 58, 89