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Au cœur de La Joconde

Au cœur de La Joconde

Léonard de Vinci décodé

Collective work
We never seem to tire of gazing at the Mona Lisa, which has become the most famous painting in the world. Plans to move...
Ingres
La Grande Odalisque

Ingres
La Grande Odalisque

Dimitri Salmon
Sensual and universal are without a doubt the two epithets that best explain the intentions of Ingres’s...

Eugène Delacroix
La Liberté guidant le peuple

Eugène Delacroix
La Liberté guidant le peuple

Collective work
The passionate scene portrayed in this painting celebrates the aspirations for liberty that “made the Paris mob...
La Crucifixion du Parlement de Paris

La Crucifixion du Parlement de Paris

Philippe Lorentz
Although the Louvre has been home to this work of art since 1904, for 350 years it was the main decoration of the...

Nicolas Poussin
Sainte Françoise Romaine annonçant à Rome la fin de la peste

Nicolas Poussin
Sainte Françoise Romaine annonçant à Rome la fin de la peste

Marc Fumaroli
In 1657, Cardinal Rospigliosi commissioned Nicolas Poussin to paint an ex-voto with the idea of paying homage to Saint...
Joachim Wtewael
Persée et Andromède

Joachim Wtewael
Persée et Andromède

Patrick Le Chanu
Taken from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, the episode of Perseus delivering Andromeda from a sea monster gave rise to one...