29th February 2024

Exhibition “The invention of the Renaissance – The Humanist, the Prince and the Artist”

Between the 14th and 16th centuries, Europe experienced an unprecedented intellectual, artistic and scientific revival. Later known as “humanism”, a new culture was invented, marked by a new relationship with knowledge and a return to Greco-Latin sources. The BnF is hosting an exhibition devoted to this movement, featuring over 240 pieces – manuscripts, printed books, prints, drawings, sculptures, coins, etc. – that take visitors deep into the world of the Renaissance humanists.

From 20 February to 16 June 2024: https://www.bnf.fr/fr/agenda/linvention-de-la-renaissance

Photo: Equestrian portrait of the condottiere Muzio Attendolo Sforza, in Vita di Muzio Attendolo Sforza (Life of Muzio Attendolo Sforza), Antonio Minuti, Milan (detail) – Milan,1491 – © BnF, Manuscripts Departement

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