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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...

Léonard de Vinci
La Joconde

Léonard de Vinci
La Joconde

Cécile Scailliérez
The Mona Lisa is surely the most famous image in the world. But by dint of being seen here, there and everywhere, and...
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...
Eugène Delacroix
La Mort de Sardanapale

Eugène Delacroix
La Mort de Sardanapale

Vincent Pomarède
The Death of Sardanapalus: a masterpiece of the Louvre, one of the founding works of romanticism, a scandal at the...

Ingres
Monsieur Bertin


Ingres Monsieur Bertin

Daniel Ternois
Louis-François Bertin (1766-1841), also known as Bertin l’Aîné (Bertin the Elder), was...
Giulio Romano et Raphaël
La Vice-reine de Naples

Giulio Romano et Raphaël
La Vice-reine de Naples

Michael P. Fritz
While restoring this beautiful woman to her true identity, the author conducts both historical and conceptual research...