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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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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