Each season, the Louvre features a series of temporary exhibitions, each the result of the latest expert research.
- Currently on view
Contemporary art – Eva Jospin – Panorama
Displayed atop the central fountain of the Louvre’s Cour Carrée, Eva Jospin’s Panorama is designed as an architectural artwork in itself. Its external steel mirrored walls reflect the stony aspect of Paris and the façades of the Louvre palace. The public is invited to enter the structure to enjoy a 360° panorama that will plunge them into the plant realm, echoing the world of forests and caves.
Musée du Louvre, until August 28, 2016
Charles Le Brun
The painter Charles Le Brun (1619–1690) is being given pride of place at the Louvre-Lens. Like Delacroix for Romanticism and Monet for Impressionism, Le Brun stands out as the embodiment of an epoch: the age of Louis XIV. Son of a humble sculptor of tombstones, he was the King’s First Painter for almost thirty years; it is to him that we owe the decoration of the Hall of Mirrors in the Château de Versailles.
Musée du Louvre-Lens, until August 29, 2016
Delacroix as a Model
Eugène Delacroix did not found a studio as such, yet he was considered a model by many artists, from the future young Impressionists to Picasso and Matisse. His talent, his commitment to his own ideal, the originality of his subjects and his treatment of them, as well as his imaginative input all won the fervent admiration of artists, painters, printmakers, and photographers alike, and still do today. The museum’s collection includes works for which Delacroix, both the artist and the man, served as a model.
Musée Eugène-Delacroix, until September 15, 2016
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