Noël Coypel Exhibition at the Palace of Versailles from September 26, 2023, to January 28, 2024
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Discover the exceptional exhibition of Noël Coypel at the Palace of Versailles
If you are passionate about art, history, and the timeless elegance of Versailles, do not miss the unique exhibition dedicated to Noël Coypel, one of the most prominent artists of the Grand Siècle. From September 26, 2023, to January 28, 2024, this exhibition takes you into the fascinating world of this painter of grand décors, whose work has been carefully restored and is presented at the Grand Trianon and in the Queen's Guard Room, at the heart of the Palace of Versailles.
Noël Coypel: A Master of Grand Décors of the 17th Century
Noël Coypel (1628 - 1707) was a versatile artist whose brilliant career extended across various fields of art, including painted ceilings, altar paintings, tapestry cartoons, and easel paintings. After receiving his initial training in Orléans, he returned to Paris and contributed to the decoration of Luigi Rossi's opera, Orfeo. It was there that he was noticed by the painter Charles Errard, who was responsible for the paintings in the royal apartments, and thus, Coypel became a key figure in the grand décor in service of the monarchy.
An Artist with an Exceptional Academic Journey
Noël Coypel was not just a talented decorator; he also climbed the ranks of the academic career. In 1663, he became a member of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, and by 1664, he was appointed a professor. Later, he directed the French Academy in Rome from 1672 to 1676, and then the Parisian Academy in 1695. This first exhibition dedicated to Noël Coypel highlights this exceptional artist through a selection of 90 works, including paintings, drawings, tapestry cartoons, and much more.
Restoration of His Works and a Unique Exhibition
The exhibition at the Grand Trianon and the Queen's Guard Room is a rare opportunity to discover Noël Coypel's work in its entirety. His creations were meticulously restored between 2015 and 2017, allowing the public to rediscover his talent and significant contribution to the art of the Grand Siècle. In continuation of this exhibition, the Fine Arts Museum of Rennes will also host an exhibition on the entirety of the painter's career, from February 16 to May 5, 2024.
The Mystery of Noël Coypel
Despite his historical and artistic importance, Noël Coypel remains largely unknown. Experts question the reasons for this oversight, but this exhibition is a unique opportunity to rehabilitate this artist who left a mark on his era with major masterpieces. His academic and artistic journey is fascinating, and his influence on the decorations of Versailles is undeniable.
A Well-Deserved Tribute by Béatrice Sarrazin
This exhibition is the result of the perseverance and passion of Béatrice Sarrazin, Chief Curator of Heritage at the National Museum of the Châteaux of Versailles and Trianon, in collaboration with Guillaume Kazerouni, Head of the Ancient Collections at the Fine Arts Museum of Rennes. Thanks to their dedication, this dual exhibition in Versailles and Rennes offers a unique opportunity to rediscover the work of Noël Coypel.
Do Not Miss This Unique Opportunity to Discover Noël Coypel
Noël Coypel, a painter of grand décors of the 17th century, is an artist whose contribution to the history of art deserves to be celebrated. This exceptional exhibition at the Palace of Versailles will allow you to immerse yourself in the fascinating world of this underrated artist and rediscover his genius. Do not miss this unique opportunity to delve into the Grand Siècle and the art of Noël Coypel. Reserve your tickets now for this unforgettable cultural experience!
Coypel Exhibition at the Palace of Versailles: Purchase Your Tickets
Trianon Estate Ticket
Schedule: 12:00 pm
Schedule: 9:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm
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