Andrew Graham Dixon takes viewers on a stunning visual journey through French art history.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Art of France - French art salons and academies - Netflix
From the seventeenth century to the early part of the twentieth century, artistic production in France was controlled by artistic academies which organized official exhibitions called salons. In France, academies are institutions and learned societies which monitor, foster, critique and protect French cultural production. Academies were more institutional and more concerned with criticism and analysis than those literary gatherings today called salons which were more focused on pleasurable discourse in society, although certain gatherings around such figures as Marguerite de Valois were close to the academic spirit.
Art of France - French Academy in Rome - Netflix
The Académie de peinture et sculpture is responsible for the Académie de France in the Villa Médicis in Rome (founded in 1666) which allows promising artists to study in Rome.