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Exhibition December 1, 2017 − March 11, 2018

Nicolo Renieri. A free man

Cosmopolitan and fearless Flemish painter Niccolo Renieri (C. 1588 – 1667) initially lived in Rome, where he portrayed urban life. In Venice, he became famous not only as an artist but also a collector and art dealer. Fine arts Museum of Nantes is the life and works of the Mannerist in retrospect "Nicolo Renieri. A free man" of the forty works on loan from international museums.

Nicolo Renieri along with Valentin de Boulogne was one of the major followers of Caravaggio, but his manner was elegance and grace. After a stay in Venice he was influenced by the Bolognese painters, particularly Guido Reni, who became one of the main examples to follow.

The exhibition presents, in particular, paintings, borrowed from the Detroit Institute of arts, the Martin Wagner Museum in würzburg is the Museum of art history in Vienna, the National Museum in Stockholm, the Budapest Museum of fine arts, the National Museum in Belgrade, Museum of fine arts in Lyon and the Louvre. The retrospective covers the entire career of the artist and demonstrates its original contribution to the art of Rome and Venice.