10 Mar 2005 - 6 June 2005.
Showing at the Muse du Louvre, this exhibition is a celebration of the Frances Romanesque heritage during the early Capetian era from 987 to 1152 AD. Several precious objects as well as the tools of daily life are among the 300 internationally-assembled works in the exhibition, including ivories, illuminated manuscripts, sculptures, gold and silverware, and many more works of art. The exhibition provides a wonderful sweeping view of the imagination of Romanesque artists and evidence of their artistic energy in what for too long was considered "the Dark Ages". The undisputed highlight of the show is the collection of exceptional collection of statues reliquaries mainly from central France.