We know this better thanks to the beautiful exhibition: Noël Coypel, painter of great decorations which ended at the Château de Versailles (September 26-January 28, 2024).

A real discovery!

Very little known, Noël Coypel (1628 – 1707) was nevertheless a significant artistic figure of the 17th century.
A very gifted colorist and designer, he handled the visual art of allegory to perfection. He thus contributed to the magnificent decorations created for the Grand Trianon of Versailles, the Queen's guard room. For those of the Louvre, the Tuileries and the Parliament of Brittany as well.
From the moment you enter, you are immersed in the colorful world of the painter: frescoes, drawings, paintings, tapestry boxes...
And we are dazzled by the beauty of the landscapes, the art of color and the detail of these compositions which nevertheless unfold in gigantic dimensions.
Alongside these large canvases, many smaller portraits of illustrious people or families.
Undoubtedly inspired by Nicolas Poussin and by certain techniques of Rubens that he had studied, his work fits perfectly into the baroque movement of the most beautiful style.

Two of his works: “Jupiter accompanied by Justice and Piety” and “Apollo crowned by Victory” are extensively commented on on the Château de Versailles website: https://www.chateauversailles.fr/ressources-pedagogiques/domaines -artistic/painting/christmas-
As an extension of this exhibition, the Rennes Museum of Fine Arts organized an exhibition entitled “Noël Coypel, painter to the king” from February 17 to May 5, 2024.

Keywords: Noël Coypel, Château de Versailles, Grand Trianon, Artistic exhibition, Baroque art, royal decorations, Rennes Museum of Fine Arts, engravings, drawings, painting.