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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Pastels of the Louvre from 17e and 18e centuries

7 June 2018 10 September 2018
With the Palace of Versailles, the Louvre Museum has the chance to keep the national reference collection of European pastels from the 17th and 18th centuries. Mostly painted in the golden age of pastel (18th century), these works, extremely fragile because created with a colored powder that has often been compared to that covering the wings of butterfly , allow to measure all the genius of the artists who executed...
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Delacroix (1798-1863)

29 March 2018 23 July 2018
Eugène Delacroix was one of the giants of French painting, but his last full retrospective exhibition in Paris dates back to 1963, the centenary year of his death. In collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Louvre is holding a historic exhibition featuring some 180 works-mostly paintings-as a tribute to his entire career....
Eugène Delacroix was one of the giants of French painting, but his last full retrospective exhibition in Paris dates back to 1963, the centenary year of his death. In collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Louvre is holding a historic exhibition featuring some 180 works-mostly paintings-as a tribute to his entire career. From the young artist's big hits at the Salons of the 1820s to his final, lesser-known, and mysterious religious paintings and landscapes, the exhibition will showcase the tension that characterizes the art of Delacroix, who strove for individuality while aspiring to follow in the footsteps of the Flemish and Venetian masters of the 16th and 17th centuries. It will aim to answer the questions raised by Delacroix's long, prolific, and multifaceted career while introducing visitors to an engaging character: a virtuoso writer, painter, and illustrator who was curious, critical, and cultivated, infatuated with fame and devoted to his work. **Organized by:** Sébastien Allard and Côme Fabre, Department of Paintings, Musée du Louvre.

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