"Very beautiful and in good shape" or "overweight..... A play on words, a pleasure for the eyes and senses, tools for the beautiful and the less beautiful. A conference to decipher the meaning of beauty in the 16th century.
As a mirror of a society, beauty is at the heart of the reflections of Renaissance men. This modern beauty, sung by poets and drawn by painters, from the banks of the Arno to the banks of the Seine and Loire, is on display in our museums. A selection of paintings, sculptures and objects evoke body care and cosmetics, treated and beauty secrets among Rabelais and Ronsard’s contemporaries.