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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Soulages at the Louvre

11 December 2019 4 March 2020
Pierre Soulages, "peintre de l'outrenoir", is a major figure in non-figurative painting, recognized as such since its inception in the aftermath of the Second World War. Born on December 24, 1919 in Rodez (Aveyron), Pierre Soulages, who continues to paint today at a steady pace, will celebrate his 100th birthday at the end of the year. On this occasion, the Louvre Museum is dedicating an exceptional...

The Advent of the Artist

25 September 2019 29 June 2020
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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