The Borgia's and their time
The Borgia family is notorious for its statesmen, its popes and its extraordinary personalities.
Their bad reputation has fascinated over the centuries of authors as diverse as Victor Hugo and Alejandro Jodorowsky. The television series was recently dedicated their fascinated viewers.
These figures were extraordinarily enlightened patrons of the greatest artists of the Renaissance, in the various courts of Italy with whom they had close relations.
Through their portraits, visitors will discover their true faces, as well as those of the major protagonists of the time, princes, philosophers, scientists and theologians. A period upset by the discovery of America and the Italian wars, against a background of turmoil heralding the Protestant Reformation instigated by the monk Savonarola, and the birth of a new generation of humanists. At the dawn of the sixteenth century, Erasmus and Luther illustrate the philosophical renewal.
Works by the best artists of the time, Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael Pinturicchio, Giovanni Bellini, Mantegna, Titian or Michelangelo and Luca Signorelli, will be presented. They come from the most prestigious Italian and European institutions. Among them many works will be exhibited in Paris for the first time. Some belong to private collections will be exceptionally visible.
To visit the Expo depart from the Hotel Saint Honore in Paris:
Saint-Lazar -> M12
Rue du Bac