Old Masters at the Ch√Ęteau de Chantilly in France

Under the title "Old Masters at the Château de Chantilly: Past and Present of a World-Class Art Collection in France'' Dr. Mathieu Deldicque, Chief Curator and Director of the Museum Condé, Château de Chantilly, presented the past and present of one of the most important collections of European art. The event was co-organized by the French Institute and the Embassy of France in Cyprus, in collaboration with the Cyprus Institute and its APAC Labs / STARC. 

Dr. Deldicque discussed the rich history and cultural significance of the Château de Chantilly, one of France's most treasured heritage sites. It is one of the finest jewels in the crown of France’s cultural heritage and its making is attributed to be the work of Henri d’Orléans, Duke of Aumale, son of the last King of France, Louis-Philippe. The Duke, who was the greatest collector of his time, designed the art galleries of Chantilly to showcase his exceptional masterpieces and precious manuscripts. Chantilly holds the second largest collection of antique paintings in France, after the Louvre.

The talk also highlighted the ongoing cooperation of APAC Labs / STARC with the Condé Museum of the Château de Chantilly and the Institut de France in the preparation of a comparative exhibition on two Titian works of the same theme of Ecce Homo. Chantilly’s Titian will engage with the analytical study of Titian’s Ecce Homo painting led by APAC Labs and the rediscovery and recreation of the hidden male portrait under the Ecce Homo layer. 


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