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The Rebirth of Culture


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500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s Death


450th anniversary of Pieter Bruegel’s death


350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s Death


500th anniversary of Raphael’s Death

February 27, 2020 - January 03, 2021

Cézanne et les maîtres. Rêve d'Italie

Musée Marmottan-Monet, Paris
June 10 - November 01, 2020

Esprit, es-tu là?

Musée Maillol, Paris
October 22, 2020 - January 18, 2021

Le Corps et l’Âme de Donatello à Michel-Ange. Sculptures italiennes de la Renaissance

Louvre, Paris
October 31, 2020 - February 14, 2021

Rembrandts Orient

Kunstmuseum Basel
March 13 - June 27, 2021

Rembrandts Orient

Museum Barberini, Potsdam
June 04 - September 12, 2021

Albrecht Dürer

Kunsthalle Hamburg
July 18 - October 24, 2021

Dürer war hier. Eine Reise wird Legende

Suermondt-Ludwig Museum, Aachen
October 06, 2021 - January 30, 2022

Nennt mich Rembrandt! Durchbruch in Amsterdam

Städel Museum, Frankfurt
March 19 - July 10, 2022


National Gallery, London



Widely considered the most important and influential movement in the history of fine arts, literature, architecture, and science, the Renaissance marked the emergence of Western civilization from the Middle Ages into the modern era. Beginning in the 14th century in Italy, the movement spread throughout Europe by the late 15th century, the main centers of fine art activity being in Florence, the Low Countries, and Germany. The Renaissance saw a renewed interest in classical antiquity, particularly in Greek and Latin philosophy. Humanism emerged as the defining attitude of the age. TASCHEN has an impressive range of books that chronicle the impact of the Renaissance on the visual arts, most notably on painting and sculpture. Some of the most revered names of Art History made work during this period of time, including, Bruegel, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, William Blake, Hieronymus Bosch, and Raphael.

The Renaissance artists’ mastery of linear perspective is one of their most dazzling skills. By utilizing techniques such as lighting, atmospheric definition, anatomy, and foreshortening they were able to make three dimensional forms appear much more realistically in the two dimensional space of a painting. Artists like da Vinci and Michelangelo excelled at representing human forms in a realism that had not been experienced before. Many of these artists’ accomplishments can be perused in TASCHEN’s books of complete drawings and works. Sculptors achieved similar success, as detailed in the publication Sculpture. From Antiquity to the Present Day. Artists like William Blake and Hieronymous Bosch deployed symbolism in their work, melding Christian iconography with that of classical antiquity into a new visual language. Religion featured heavily in the artworks of the time. Along with the natural sciences, biblical knowledge was spread fast through the invention of printing. An age of wondrous invention and innovation, the Renaissance set the course of Western culture for centuries to come.