Discovering and rediscovering masterpieces of Italian art, from the Renaissance to the Baroque, and giving them new life before they are offered to international clients, both private and public - this has been Maurizio Canesso's path in a career spanning thirty years. He founded his Paris gallery in 1994, in the heart of the Hôtel Drouot neighbourhood.
In 2010, the exhibition on the Master of the Blue Jeans was one of the gallery's most original contributions, revealing an intriguing painter of reality in late 17th century Europe. The artist remains anonymous, but the paintings provide the first representation of jean fabric, described with indigo blue in varying tones. The awareness of this new body of work prompted widespread interest, and appealed to fashion designers worldwide.
Caravaggism and Tenebrism in Seventeenth-Century Italy (open by appointment in Paris)
10.00 – 17.00 (BST)/ 11.00 – 18.00 heure de Paris