Each season, the Louvre features a series of temporary exhibitions, each the result of the latest expert research.
- Currently on view
The Le Nain Mystery
The art of the brothers Le Nain is one of the great mysteries of 17th-century French painting. Antoine, Louis, and Mathieu were from Laon, in Picardy, and in Paris. In the course of the 1640s, they produced a group of highly original masterpieces. In their most celebrated works simple peasants are portrayed with unprecedented nobility and dignity.
Musée du Louvre-Lens, until June 26, 2017
The Body in Movement
Dance and the Museum
For its second season, the Petite Galerie at the Louvre, dedicated to art and culture education, is offering an initiation into representation of "The Body in Movement."
Musée du Louvre, until July 3, 2017
Maurice Denis and Eugène Delacroix
From Studio to Museum
The Musée National Eugène-Delacroix is holding a major exhibition, featuring some outstanding loans, to celebrate the painters such as Maurice Denis whose admiration for Delacroix (1798–1863) inspired them to turn the artist’s last home and studio into a museum. The exhibition “Maurice Denis and Eugène Delacroix: from Studio to Museum” traces the history of a museum that now receives a wide range of visitors.
Musée Eugène-Delacroix, until August 28, 2017
With its blend of mystery, truth and illusion, the mirror is a complex object. An emblematic adjunct in paintings imitating reality or seeking to provide different points of view, it is also the indispensable accessory for the painter engaged in a self-portrait. The perfect imitator, deceiver, revealer, object of cogitation, of image within image, and even of divination, the reflection in a mirror is never unambiguous.
Musée du Louvre-Lens, until September 18, 2017
The Art of Sketching in the Republic of Genoa
This exhibition illustrates the prolific artistic activity in Genoa between the 16th and 18th centuries, driven by a highly favorable economic and cultural context. Their numerous financial and trading ventures made the Republic’s powerful local dynasties a dominant force in the Europe of the time.
Musée du Louvre, until September 25, 2017
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