Former palace of the Kings of France, the Louvre Museum presents vast and rich collections: in all, more than 38.000 works of the ancient civilizations around the Mediterranean, the arts of Islam and Western art from the Middle Ages to 1848. The most famous artworks include the Mona Lisa, the Victory of Samothrace or the Venus de Milo, but also the squatting Scribe, the Code Hammurabi, or Vermeer’s Lacemaker.

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Body and Soul Italian Renaissance Sculpture from Donatello to Michelangelo

22 October 2020 18 January 2021
Following on from the "Springtime of the Renaissance" exhibition (September 26, 2013-January 6, 2014), the "Body and Soul" exhibition, organized in collaboration with the Castello Sforzesco Museum in Milan, seeks to bring to light the main themes and ideas developed in Italy during the second half of the Quattrocento. In the first two decades of the 16th century, these elements would lead to a...

Albrecht Altdorfer. Master of the German Renaissance

1 October 2020 4 January 2021
Painter, draftsman and engraver active in Regensburg, Albrecht Altdorfer (c. 1480-1538) is a major artist of the German Renaissance. However, he remains less known than other masters of his generation, Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach or Hans Baldung Grien. Organized in close collaboration with the Albertina Museum in Vienna, the exhibition aims to present for the first time to the French public all the richness and...

The Advent of the Artist

25 September 2019 5 July 2021
For its fifth season, the Louvre's Petite Galerie-a space dedicated to art and cultural education - will be holding an exhibition titled 'The Advent of the Artist'. Opening on September 25, 2019, this year's edition will coincide with a cycle of Louvre exhibitions devoted to the Renaissance geniuses Leonardo da Vinci, Donatello, Michelangelo and Albrecht Altdorfer in 2019-2020....

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