Pietro Perugino was an Italian painter, who was born in c. 1446 and died in 1523. He was a Renaissance painter and his most famous pupil was Raphael.
He is considered one of the best and most influential Italian Renaissance painters of this period. He was the first one who started using oil paint for his paintings. His art works and paintings initiated a new way of painting which had a deep affect on the upcoming years, generations and its artists. His style is characterised transparencies and on his paintings you can discover the harmony of the colours, the grace and charm which made him on of the greatest painters of the Renaissance. At the exhibition visitors will have the chance to discover Perugino’s outstanding art works and to explore the connection and relationship between the works of Perugino and Raphael.
The exhibition will show over 60 pictures. At the exhibition you will see the best landscapes and portraits from the master and his pupil and how they developed their works during the years and became one of the most remarkable painters in the history. The exhibition will take place in Paris at Musée Jacquemart-André from Friday 12th September 2014 until Monday 19th January 2015.
If you want to know more on the exhibition check the official site.