Jean Daret and the Musée Granet

May 13 2024

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Musée Granet in Aix-en-Provence will be opening a monograph exhibition on the artist Jean Daret (1614-1668) in June. The show will be the first ever dedicated to the artist and to the subject of Provençal Baroque painting.

According to the museum's website:

Jean Daret painted for the most prestigious patrons of his time, including King Louis XIV and the Governor of Provence. Still, his name only became more widely known in 1978 when his work was included in an exhibition of Provençal paintings in Marseille.

That said, Jean Daret is still far from a household name. Although his paintings hang in museums in France, the United States, and Russia, in churches and cathedrals across Provence, and in private townhouses in Aix-en-Provence —the Hôtel de Châteaurenard and the Hôtel Maurel de Pontevès—his extensive body of work deserves better recognition.

The exhibition at Musée Granet is an opportunity to display an outstanding ensemble of about one hundred pieces, including the artist's most accomplished works, oils on canvas, drawings and engravings, alongside paintings by great 17th-century masters, including Paris-based artist Jacques Blanchard and Provençal painters Nicolas Mignard, Reynaud Levieux and Gilles Garcin.

The show will run from 15th June 2024 until 29th September 2024.

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