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A Closer Look

Our "Closer Look" interactive multimedia modules allow you to see the details of an artwork through a magnifying glass, while commentaries and animations give you its historical and artistic background.

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La Victoire de Samothrace - Vignette

A closer look at the Winged Victory of Samothrace

A peerless masterpiece of Greek sculpture, the Winged Victory of Samothrace standing on the prow of a ship overlooked the sanctuary of the Great Gods on the island of Samothrace. The monument was probably a votive offering dedicated in commemoration of a naval victory.

This multimedia feature was produced with the support of Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière (Fimalac), who has been a patron of the Department of Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities since 1995.

La Danseuse Titeux - Vignette

A closer look at the Titeux Dancer

The Titeux Dancer displayed in the Louvre is a terracotta statuette made in ancient Greece, shortly before the celebrated figurines from Tanagra. Many female statuettes dating from the late 5th and early 4th centuries BC show a sensual treatment of the body, revealed through fine, transparent drapery.

Le Scribe accroupi - Vignette

A closer look at the Seated Scribe

Painted in bright colors and gazing expressively at the visitor, the Seated Scribe is one of the most famous statues in the Department of Egyptian Antiquities. Egyptologists think it is probably the portrait of a high-ranking Egyptian official living at the time of the great pyramids, yet its date and the exact identity of the model still remain a mystery. Find out more through this interactive multimedia study.

Le portrait de la Marquise de Pompadour - Vignette

A closer look at the Portrait of the Marquise de Pompadour

Take a closer look at one of the best known and most beautiful pastel drawings in the Louvre: the portrait of the Marquise de Pompadour by Maurice-Quentin Delatour. Let the mistress of Louis XV be your introduction to the Age of Enlightenment...

La Joconde - Vignette

A closer look at the Mona Lisa

The “Closer Look” module has been revamped and is now called “Focus.” The first feature in this new series concerns the world’s most famous painting—discover it on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Listen to explanations by Vincent Delieuvin, the curator in charge of 16th-century Italian painting, and use new digital tools that will show you the painting as it’s never been seen before!

N.B. This new module is optimized for the latest browsers (from Internet Explorer 10, Mozilla/Firefox 26, Safari 7, and Chrome 32).

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The Louvre is open every day (except Tuesday) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Musée du Louvre, 75058 Paris - France
Métro: Palais-Royal Musée du Louvre (lines 1 and 7)
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