Leonardo da Vinci, Mondrian, Rembrandt: Top 12 exhibitions 2019
2019 was another great year for art history enthusiasts, and on the Connaissance des Arts website, a dozen exhibitions have kept you on the edge of your seat.look back on this cultural year through its blockbusters and your favourites.
The year 2019 was rich in exhibitions, both in France and around the world. While waiting for the institutions to reopen, rediscover last year’s most beautiful exhibitions. Between attendance records, the rediscovery of unjustly forgotten artists and the museum’s centenary, plunge into our top 12 exhibitions for 2019.
1 “Tutankhamun, the Pharaoh’s Treasure” at the Great Hall of the Villette
With 1 423 170 visitors, “Tutankhamun, the Pharaoh’s Treasure” won the title of the most visited exhibition in France. The pharaonic number of entries for this blockbuster exhibition testifies to the French passion for Egyptology. After their travels to the United States, France and Great Britain, the unique objects from the tomb presented at the Grande Halle de la Villette will join the permanent collection of the new Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
2. “Leonardo da Vinci” at the Louvre Museum
Another blockbuster exhibition marked the year 2019: “Leonardo da Vinci” at the Louvre Museum. With more than 1.1 million visitors, the event did not dethrone Tutankhamun at La Villette, but it still achieved an all-time record for an exhibition at the Louvre.The exhibition marking the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) brought together paintings, sculptures and drawings, including star works by the Florentine master such as The Man of Vitruvius.