Kings, Queens and Royal Mistresses

Paris Art Studies Early Autumn 2012

Kings, Queens and Royal Mistresses of Renaissance Paris: 1515-1589

with Chris Boïcos and Dimitri Papalexis for costume history.


Friday 14 Sep. 10:30 am – 12 noon – Slide Lecture – François I, Henri II, Diane de Poitiers and the dawning of the Renaissance in France.

Friday 21 Sep. 11 am – 1 pm – Visit – Château de Fontainebleau. Meet with your train ticket at Gare de Lyon 10:05 sharp for 10:19 train to Fontainebleau-Avon (direction Montargis) at the beginning of the platform. Or meet at château de Fontainebleau public entrance (right hand side of courtyard) at 11:20 am.

 

Friday 28 Sep. 10:30 am – 12 noon – Slide Lecture – Catherine de Medici, her sons and the Wars of Religion.

Friday 5 Oct. 10:30 am – 12 noon – Slide Lecture – Costume and fashions of Renaissance France. With couturier and costume historian Dimitri Papalexis.

Friday 12 Oct. 10:30 am – 12 noon – Visit, Musée du Louvre – Painting and Sculpture of the French Renaissance.
Meet by information desk under Pyramid with ticket in hand at 10:15 am.

 

 

Bibliography:

Anthony Blunt, Art and Architecture in France 1500-1700, Pelican History of Art, Penguin (latest edition).

Colin Jones Paris, Biography of a City, Penguin.