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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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Le Code de Hammurabi - Vignette

A closer look at the Code of Hammurabi

Learn about the most famous object from the history of the Ancient Near East, and through it, the political, social, and cultural history of the reign of Hammurabi, the ruler who turned Babylon into a powerful – and eternal – city.

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.

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 Joconde - Vignette

A closer look at the Mona Lisa

Forget the clichés and look at the painting. In the early 16th century, Mona Lisa represented a turning point in the history of portraiture. Leonardo da Vinci linked the monumentality of a figure before a landscape with a virtuoso rendering of flesh tones. Discover the secret behind the smile...

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...

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