A summary of recent research, the exhibition "Toulouse 1300 - 1400. The emergence of the southern gothic" depicts a unique inventory of creativity in Toulouse in the 14th century.
In particular, the exhibition features four statues from the Rieux chapel, masterpieces of 14th century polychrome sculpture. Toulouse miniatures will also be in the spotlight thanks to some fifteen illuminated leaves and manuscripts.
More than 80 works are on display, showing the richness of Toulouse's creative output during this period, as well as the back-and-forth of influences between Toulouse, Avignon and the Pyrenean valleys.
The exhibition is organised by the Musée de Cluny and the Réunion des musées nationaux - Grand Palais. It has benefited from an exceptional loan from the Musée des Augustins in Toulouse.
The enrichment of the museum's collections is an essential mission. This exhibition looks at the 43 works acquired over the past six years. Most of these sculptures, paintings, illuminations and textiles are presented here for the first time.
The exhibition presents an exceptional work, recognised as being of major heritage interest and currently being acquired by the museum. This crucified Christ by Giovanni Pisano is a true masterpiece of Italian art from the 1270's and is being exhibited here for the very first time in France.