Valentin de Boulogne – Beyond Caravaggio

Valentin de Boulogne
Réunions dans un cabaret
c. 1623-1625
Musée du Louvre
Photo (C) RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Tony Querrec
October 7, 2016–January 22, 2017

Counting among the most brilliant painters, in the wake of Caravaggio, and among one of the finest French artists, Valentin de Boulogne (1591–1632) spent the greater part of his career in Rome executing prestigious papal commissions. His work was also collected by Cardinal Mazarin and Louis XIV, and throughout the 19th century served as a model for masters as different as David and Courbet. This monumental exhibition briought together a vast collection of his work.