Cima da Conegliano
The Luxembourg Museum allows us to discover Venice by Giovanni Battista Cima of Conegliano (1459-1517). Among the great painters to have ever worked in Venice in the late fifteenth to early sixteenth century, Cima led the way to what became one of the brightest spots of the Renaissance.
There was nothing to stop Giovanni Battista Cima from achieving success in Venice. The young man grew up in a town in the hinterland: Conegliano at the foot of the Domolite mountains.
Despite competition from generations of talented painters, Cima stands out and makes himself known as one of Venice’s sacred painters of excellence.
He stands out for his perfectionism, attention to detail and his mastery of oil painting, a fairly new technology for his time.
The Cima of Conegliano Exhibition represents the master of Venetian Renaissance by bringing together exceptional works, including large altarpieces that are shown outside of Italy for the first time. It also allows you to discover the work of the artist and take a fresh look on the prestigious history of Venice.
Cima da Conegliano, Master of the Venetian Renaissance – April 5 to July 15, 2012
Museum of Luxembourg – 19 rue de Vaugirard – 75006 Paris – Tel. : 01 40 13 62 00
Hours: daily from 10 AM to 7 PM, until 10 PM Friday night.
Prices: € 7.50 Reduced / € 11 Full
Metro: Saint-Sulpice (line 4)
RER B, stop Luxembourg (Luxembourg Gardens exit)