July 1, 2016 - October 31, 2016
The Museum of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist (914 St. John Street, Lafayette 70501) will host an art exhibit featuring the works of Jean Midolle, a 19th century French artist, from July through October.
Jean Midolle was a calligrapher, miniaturist and writer classified among the best "ReIigious Painters" in the mid-nineteenth century. He was born in Strasbourg, France, his date of birth and death unknown, but he was a graduate of the "Switzerland Miniatures School of Art" and taught Calligraphy in Geneva.
Between 1836 -1846 his art was published in: Strasbourg, France, Ghent, Belgium and Saint Gall, Switzerland. His calligraphy and miniature paintings dealt with Modern Writings, Gothic Alphabet, Initials/Letters and Religious and Historical subjects. His Religious art was composed of birds, flowers, dragons and reptiles.
This exhibit presents reproductions of 10 original Religious paintings, several signed and dated 1843, from an unfinished album by Jean Midolle, which was discovered only recently. 2016 is the premier viewing of these paintings. The reproductions are available in a limited edition of 100, framed 16'' X 20" with matt and non-glare glass, in the original size of the paintings. The reproductions are also available in a limited edition of 250, framed 8" X 10" with non-glare glass in a reduced size of the original paintings. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 337-662-6688 for viewing and availability.