Francis I and the Artists of the North

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As an extension of the events of 2015 celebrating the 500th anniversary of the accession of Francis I (1 January 1515) and the victory at Marignano (13-14 September 1515), the symposium will focus on the ties between the 'grand roy Françoys' and the North. Whereas the exchanges between Francis I and Italy have attracted much attention, the King’s relations with the old Southern Netherlands, as rich and complex, have not been carefully studied. The symposium 'Francis I and Artists of the North (1515-1547)' aims to fill this gap by considering the interest of the King of France in artists and musicians from the old Southern Netherlands and their works.

02/25/2016 to 02/26/2016