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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 Vierge au Lapin - Vignette

A closer look at the Madonna of the Rabbit

Take a closer look at the Madonna of the Rabbit, a major work by Titian which was painted in the 16th century and is conserved at the Musée du Louvre. The commentary by Jean Habert, curator in the Department of Paintings at the Louvre and the principal contributor in this A Closer Look feature is read by an English actor.

La Vierge du chancelier Rolin - Vignette

A closer look at The Virgin and Child with Chancellor Rolin

The only painting by Van Eyck in the Louvre's collection, the Virgin and Child with Chancellor Rolin, reflects the reality of 15th century Flemish society which allied, with no apparent sense of contradiction, a marked taste for opulence to a highly spiritual life. This multimedia study allows you to enjoy the wealth of detail with which Van Eyck portrayed the rich Nicolas Rolin. A glossary explains in further detail some of the concepts referred to in the study.

Psyché ranimée par le baiser de l'Amour - Vignette

A closer look at Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss

In the Michelangelo Gallery at the Louvre, the visitors crowd around this idyllic image of a loving couple: a winged man and a swooning woman in a voluptuous embrace, their lips about to join in a kiss. Who are these beings whom eighteenth-century sculptor Canova chose to immortalize in marble? This multimedia feature invites you to take a closer look at this masterful composition as you listen to the story of Psyche and admire Canova’s virtuoso treatment of the marble.

Le Sacre de Napoléon - Vignette

A closer look at the Consecration of Napoleon

The full title of this enormous painting is "The Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon and the Coronation of Empress Joséphine on December 2, 1804". On display in the Louvre's red galleries, it depicts a turning point in the history of France. Learn more about it in this multimedia exhibit.

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Musée du Louvre, 75058 Paris - France
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