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Henri II (Deux) style

The second phase of the early French Renaissance, named after Henri II (1547–1559) who succeeded Francis I. Italian classic motifs began to supplant the Gothic elements, both in architecture and in decoration. The west side of the Court of the Louvre (1547–1559) is an outstanding example. (See illustration p. 504.)
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will not even speak of 'Catharine d' Medices Queen Mother and monster of France', and, of course, Henri II, 'a grievous oppressor of the Church', was killed in a joust, Francois II died young, an earlier duc de Guise was assassinated, and Anjou was felled, some say, by a 'venereous contagion', which means syphilis (sig.
Henri II clearly trusted her judgment, for he left her in charge when he went to war.
The text conveys the considerable importance Henri II assigned to the public display of his personal martial abilities.
10) If in Ronsard the notion of the tomb as architectural structure metaphorizes the lyric speaker's active confrontation with personal loss and mortality, in DuBellay's prefatory poem to King Henri II the opening negation and the anachronistic dissonance between the splendid edifices of French royal architecture and the monumental ruins of ancient Rome immediately signal the poet's struggle to assimilate a loss at once infinitely more distant and strangely more indelible--the disappearance of the culture that both generates and authorizes his own art and, by extension, his own subject position:
The freschi of the Galerie Francois Ier at Fontainebleau constitute parallel principles of order revealing a hidden allegory for the Paris of Henri II.
This became the original component of the modern Louvre's cour carre, built during the foflowing reign of Henri II (1547-59).
Contractor address : Par Henri II 4 alle de la Rouguire
Nor is 16th-century French history bereft of interest, whether the libertine behaviour of Francis I and Henri II (killed after a lance pierced his armour during a jousting tournament), the psychological torments of Charles IX or the assassination of Henri III by a deranged Dominican friar.
King Henri II is there, seated higher than the president of the lawyers.
From tense relations with Francois I who used the parlement in largely symbolic ways to assert the supremacy of the monarchy, Houllemare reveals the efforts at reconciliation and partnership under Henri II for whom parlement played a crucial role in both judicial and religious reformations.
The principal subjects are battles, sieges, massacres, executions, the conspiracy of Amboise, the accidents of Henri II and Guise.
Catherine de Medicis, the queen consort of King Henri II of France, was one of Nostradamus's greatest admirers.