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Large Round Pieta from the Musee du Louvre to the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.

Jean Malouel's -Johan Maelwael- (1370 Nijmegen,The Netherlands-Dijnon 1415.c.1400).
Large Round(or tondi-tondos which created by the artists since Greek antiquity)Pieta leaving Paris for the first time after 55 years to exhibit at The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam,The Netherlands.
Jean Malouel's tondo  Pieta that hes also been used as a design element in architecture since the Renaissance, became fashionable in 15th century  Florence with Botticelli, Michelangelo although the earliest true Renaissance painted tondo is Burgundian, from Champmol of a Pieta by Jean Malouel of 1370-1415.
                                       nowadays in the Louvre Paris but from 6 October 2017
                        until 7 January 2018 at The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam,The Netherlands.
                                         Pieta with the Holy Trinity by Jean Malouel.
                                       Louvre.(c)2009.Musee du Louvre/Erich Lessing.

The Rijksmuseum honors the first Northern Netherlandish painter Johan Melwael who was uncle of the legendary Limbourg Brothers and was active as a versatile,pioneering and productive artist at the courts of the Dukes of Guelders and Burgundy around 1400.
'The exhibition of his Large Round Pieta'as The Rijksmuseum explains' is organized with the exceptional support of the Musee du Louvre that lends Johan Melwael's most famous painting
'La Grande Pieta ronde' which has never left Paris since 1962.
The panel will make its first appearance in The Netherlands.
                                                   La Grand Pieta ronde(backside).
                                   The artwork attributed to Johan Maelwael(Jean Malouel).
                                             Nijmegen.c.1370-Dijon 1415).c.1400(c)2009.
                                                        Musee du Louvr/Erish Lessing.   

The Last Communion and Martyrdom of Saint Denis by Henri Bellechose,
 perhaps begun by Malouel,completed 1416.
 (Source:Wikipedia-Wikimedia Commons.)
Jean Malouel's artwork 'Large Round Pieta' will be exhibited at the Rijksmuseum together with art treasures,illuminated manuscripts,precious metalwork and sculpture.
The Rijksmuseum underline also that 'paintings attributed to Johan Maelwael and his contemporaries Jean Beaumetz,Colart de Laon and Henri Bellechose will be juxtaposed not only with the sculptures by Andre Beauneveu,Claes Sluter and Claes van Werve but also with the richly decorated illuminated manuscripts of the famous Limbourg brothers.
                                        The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.The Netherlands.

The round panel,which is one of the rare Johan Maelwael's works to have survived in immaculate condition purchased by The Louvre in 1864.
Other exceptional loans will come from the Bibliotheque nationale de France in Paris, The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Royal Library of Belgium in Brussels, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and others.








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