On February 12 and 13, 2016, the Academy of France in Rome, Villa Medicis, celebrated its 350th anniversary.
On this occasion, the works of some artists in residence, in particular by Lek & Sowat, were projected on the building facade.
This projection was handled by Spectaculaires.
Photo credit : Svend Andersen.
The Academy of France was founded during the reign of Louis XIV. His minister Jean-Baptiste Colbert signed its Statutes on February 11, 1666.
Located in Rome, on the Pincio hill, the Villa Medicis is a Renaissance palace. In 1576 the property was acquired by Cardinal Ferdinando de’ Medici, who installed his collection of artworks and antiques there. Napoleon Bonaparte transferred the Academy of France there in 1803, to house its first residents. The most famous were : Ingres, Garnier, Debussy, Bizet, Carpeaux…