Between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The arts in Northern Champagne in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Maxence Hermant‘s publication fills a historiographical gap. In many works and minds, the commissioning and production of works of art in Champagne in the 15th and 16th centuries are limited to those of southern Champagne, the Troyes region having been one of the main artistic centres of the kingdom of France outside Paris and the Loire Valley. The northern Champagne region, around the archiepiscopal city of Reims and the episcopal city of Châlons, on the other hand, was never considered to be a particularly active centre at the same time. This book proposes to reassess its importance, over a period ranging from the economic revival in the middle of the 15th century to the end of the 16th century.
Illustration: Mathieu Bléville, Verrière de saint Jacques à Clavijo, Châlons-sur-Marne, ancienne abbatiale Notre-Dame-en-Vaux. © Wikipedia.