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"Obscure figures" Top 5 Page for this destination Amboise Off The Beaten Path Tip by rexvaughan

Amboise Off The Beaten Path: 7 reviews and 21 photos

  Jean Fouquet
by rexvaughan

We happened on this statue along the route to da Vinci's home. I frequently see statues and wonder who they are and why they are memorialised at all and in the specific location. I learned that Jean Fouquet was born in Tours and was a significant artist in te court of Charles VII and Louis XI. He did several large portraits, including Charles VII as well as several religious paintings. He was particularly adept at minatures used for illustrations in books. Some of his work is in Clos-Luce, hence his placement on the way to it. I have labeled this an obscure figure because he was totally unknown to me - which may just betray my artistic ignorance.

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  • Written Nov 1, 2004
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  • Jul 6, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    I'm like you, I have to find out all about them when home. Quite interesting doing it though!


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