The personality of the artist. From antiquity to the era of romanticism

Exhibition July 6, 2020 − July 5, 2021
The Louvre in the halls of La Petite Galerie hosts a large exhibition"The personality of the artist".

The extensive exhibition is dedicated to the geniuses of the Renaissance - Leonardo da Vinci, Donatello and Michelangelo - and is aimed at a detailed study of the process of establishing the identity of the artist and his authorship "from signature to self-portrait."

The exhibition consists of five parts: Signatures, Self-portraits, Artists' Life, Academy and Living Room. It was during the Renaissance that the artist asserted his independence and sought to leave the status of a master in order to take a special place in the city. This invention of the artist's "author's personality", however, has a more ancient and complex history than the scale of the Louvre's collections can measure, from the first signatures of the masters of antiquity to self-portraits of the era of romanticism.

Based on site materialsLouvre Museum, Paris.