Jean Fouquet
October 22, 2009 8:25 PM   Subscribe

Jean Fouquet, peintre et enlumineur du XVe siecle is an exquisite French-language exhibition devoted to the fifteenth-century painter Jean Fouquet. Fouquet--known, among other things, as the painter of (possibly) the first stand-alone self-portrait--is best remembered for the Melun Diptych, now split between two museums. His illuminations include the Book of Hours of Étienne Chevalier and contributions to the Book of Hours of Simon de Varie, among others.
posted by thomas j wise (7 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
The "Diptych" link goes to Jan van Eyck's self-portrait?
posted by Saxon Kane at 8:38 PM on October 22, 2009


Agreed, several of the links aren't pointing specifically to Fouquet material, or aren't working in a couple of cases, but thanks for bringing the exhibition to notice.
posted by woodway at 8:41 PM on October 22, 2009


That first link is interesting.
And now I know why the restaurant I had dinner last night has the name it has.
posted by jouke at 1:14 AM on October 23, 2009


My favourite painter. His self portrait - the first painted portrait miniature, as well as the first western self portrait - is just one of the most remarkable objects in existence. Incredible. One of the best of his oil paintings is the Pieta of Nouans, most of the reproductions online are poor but you can get an idea what it looks like here, here, here and here.
posted by fire&wings at 2:25 AM on October 23, 2009


The "Diptych" link goes to Jan van Eyck's self-portrait?

*sigh* I botched that link. The van Eyck portrait link belongs to "possibly" (it's the other candidate for "first stand-alone self-portrait").
posted by thomas j wise at 4:46 AM on October 23, 2009


And the Louvre list was working when I first did it...eh. Nevertheless, if you run "Jean Fouquet" through the recherche box, it will bring up the images.
posted by thomas j wise at 4:48 AM on October 23, 2009


I'd never heard of the man before so thanks for the post. The right half of the Melun Diptych is incredible!
posted by surrendering monkey at 2:19 PM on October 23, 2009


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