Blessed Architecture! The passion of a collector

EXPOSITION
15 February 2020 - 14 June 2020
Suitable for all visitors

No collection exists without passion… Blessed Architecture! will present for the first time to the public a collection to which a man devoted more than forty years of his life. He who dreamed of becoming an architect developed a passion for the Flemish and Dutch paintings of the 16th and 17th centuries, depicting the interiors of churches in perspective, a real challenge for the artist!

At the end of the 16th century when the conflict between the Protestants and the Catholics was in full swing, artists, with full baroque ardour, were inventing a new way of representing the divine. So, they produced grandiose light-filled churches with majestic architectural lines, exalted by spirituality. Without however omitting the scenes of everyday life which took place there, with men, women, children and animals… thus linking the terrestrial world to the celestial.

Through research and opportunities, a unique collection of around fifty paintings, representative of the architectural painting of the Northern School, was assembled by this collector who has published a reference catalogue on the subject.

Rates and Visits

6€ / reduced rate 4€ / free for under 26

School groups

Free unguided visits for school children and accompanying adults

On reservation.

+33 (0)3 59 73 45 59

Adult groups

Unguided visits (starting at 10 persons) reduced rate 4€

Guided visit (max 25 people) 
130€ (1h), 175€ (1h30), 200€ (2h)

Outside guides are authorised upon request at the following rates:130€ (1h), 175€ (1h30), 200€ (2h)

+33 (0)3 59 73 45 59

Free of charge for disabled visitors and accompanying person

The complete exhibition is accessible.
Tactile models along the visit pathway.

 

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