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Why is it famous ? The incredible journey of the Louvre's Icons

Louvre Guide - Publisher RMN / Musée du Louvre, Paris - Softcover - 160 pages - Text in English - Published in 2019

At the Louvre Museum, we sometimes meet visitors who comment on a particular painting or sculpture and exclaim: that is well known, that is very well known, that is worldfamous!

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Model 9782711874149
Artist Louvre Guide
Publisher RMN / Musée du Louvre, Paris
Format Softcover
Number of pages 160
Language English
Dimensions 243 x 165
Technique(s) 100 illustrations
Published 2019
Museum Musée du Louvre, Paris

Indeed. From the Sully wing celebrating ancient Egypt to the Denon wing housing the Mona Lisa, Napoleon's Rite and the Raft of the Medusa, the Louvre offers an opportunity to explore centuries of transformations, to witness the most formidable pictorial revolutions, and to cross a breathtaking gallery of masterpieces: the Victory of Samothrace, the Venus de Milo, the Nave of the Fools of Bosch, the Self-Portrait of Dürer and that of Rembrandt - and many other prodigious paintings by Botticelli, Raphael, Rubens, Poussin, Vermeer, Watteau, or even Fragonard !

Presenting emblematic works from the Louvre Museum, the author explains the reasons for their success at the crossroads of aesthetics, historical reasons, morality, media networks and the art market.

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