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Musée Pierre-de-Luxembourg

Villeneuve-lez-Avignon | Arts décoratifs - Beaux-Arts - Histoire
€2.3 - €3.3
The museum Pierre de Luxembourg Villeneuve-lès-Avignon (Gard) has the label Musée de France. Housed since 1986 in a former palace of a cardinal of the fourteenth century.

The museum's collections Pierre de Luxembourg, consisting mainly of religious institution Villeneuve-lès-Avignon. Among them are two masterpieces of the medieval West:
- The Virgin in ivory, early fourteenth century, carved from an elephant tusk from which it follows the natural curvature. This magnificent piece, embellished with polychrome and gilt, is a moving witness expertise and luxury Parisian workshops of the time.
- Coronation of the Virgin by Enguerrand Quarton was painted between 1453 and 1454 for the altar of the Chapel of the Holy Trinity church of the monastery of Notre-Dame-du-Val de Benediction, funeral chapel Pope Innocent VI. The work is fully documented with its price-fact contract notarized between the artist and the sponsor, Jean Montagnac, on behalf of the Carthusians who were not allowed by their rule to acquire works of art. The price-point is very detailed: it gives the overall composition of the work, precise technique and pigments that the artist must be used for the realization of the work and lists the many characters on the table. The work, now well known iconographic and aesthetic point of view, also the subject of a study of the spiritual point of view, placing it in the context of the Carthusian time.

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  • Name: Musée Pierre-de-Luxembourg
  • Address: 3 rue de la République - 30400 - Villeneuve-lez-Avignon - France
  • Phone: (33) 04 90 27 49 66


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