Set of 6 postcards « La Rose du Louvre » - Jean-Michel Othoniel
For the 30th anniversary of the Pyramid, the Louvre Museum invited artist Jean-Michel Othoniel to create an original work inspired by a detail from a Rubens painting, in six paintings and a book.
La Rose du Louvre, six paintings on canvas, 2019.
Ink on white gold leaf H. 164; W. 124 cm
Paris, Musée du Louvre, department of paintings, permanent installation, Cour Puget.
Photo Claire Dorn © Jean-Michel Othoniel / Adagp, Paris 2021
To create these canvases, the artist was inspired by the rose painted by Rubens in The Marriage of Marie de Médicis and Henri IV (1621-1625).
This rose is for Jean-Michel Othoniel the emblematic flower of the museum. Queen among flowers, triumphant, symbol of power and passion, this rose painted with great freedom speaks to us of the destiny of a woman, of her beauty, of her love stronger than death, of the history of France, of the history of the museum. With this installation, Jean-Michel Othoniel invites the visitors to a dreamlike walk mixing sculptures, wonderful herbarium, paintings and garden.
Printed in France in compliance with environmental standards on paper from sustainably managed forests. Rmn-GP, Paris 2021.
- Maintenance :
- Placer dans un endroit sec, protégées d'un étui ou pochette plastique
- Artist :
- Jean-Michel Othoniel
- Original work kept at :
- Paris, musée du Louvre