TEFAF MAASCTRICHT 2015
TEFAF MAASTRICHT 2015
MAY 13 - 22, 2015
Dawn and Night, two pencil drawings on paper produced by Charles Le Brun (1619–90) before he had even reached the age of twenty, offer a rare glimpse of the interest in mythological and allegorical subjects shown at an early age by this artist who was to become First Painter to Louis XIV and the undisputed mastermind behind the decoration of Versailles.
These two drawings provide a worthy introduction to the fascinating journey through art devised by Francesca Antonacci and Damiano Lapiccirella for TEFAF 2015, the spectacular exhibition that brings the world’s most important art dealers and collectors together every year in Maastricht. The two Italian antique dealers’ stand, Stand 716, hosts a careful selection of works of art, chiefly on paper and from prestigious private collections, designed to highlight the most cosmopolitan aspects of European art from the late 17th to the early 19th centuries. All of the artists whose work is on display are the product of an international artistic aesthetic that spread well beyond the borders of their respective countries.