MARCH 25 - 30, 2015



Dawn and Night, two pencil drawings on paper produced by Charles Le Brun (1619/1690) before he had even reached the age of twenty, offer a rare glimpse of the interest in mythological and allegorical subjects at an early age by this artist who was to become First Painter to Luis 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 the Salon du Dessin 2015, the spectacular exhibition that every years brings together to the Palais Brongniart in Paris a refined entourage of drawings enthusiasts: dealers, collectors, scholars from all over the world. Stand 18 hosts a careful selection of works on paper from prestigious private collections, starting from Le Brun’s years of youth, to explore the most cosmopolitan aspects of European figurative art from the late 17th century to the early 19th century.