Each season, the Louvre features a series of temporary exhibitions, each the result of the latest expert research.
- Currently on view
Drawing the Everyday
Holland in the Golden Age
The selection of ninety-three works from the public collections in France, by artists such as Rembrandt, Van Goyen, Van Ostade, and Buytewech, shows the great diversity and the codification of subjects portraying daily life in 17th-century Holland (domestic life, small trades, entertainment, military and peasant scenes, etc.). It highlights the complexity of their relationship with reality, between observation and reconstruction, a snapshot-like quality and conventions of representation.
Musée du Louvre, until June 12, 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
Maurice Denis’s esteem for Eugène Delacroix is well known and has often been discussed: Denis celebrated his predecessor for both his painting and his writing. He also admired Delacroix’s stance as an artist dedicated to a personal ideal, and in the early 1920s he set off to North Africa, in Delacroix’s footsteps.
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
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