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Salle Vien, France
Sully wing - 2nd floor - Room 53 - Vien
Joseph-Marie Vien and the antiquarian the comte de Caylus were pioneers of Neoclassicism in France. Vien's Cupid Seller (1763) heralded a return to the "Greek style." David, the leading figure of French Neoclassicism, was one of his pupils.
Salle Restout, France
Sully wing - 2nd floor - Room 43 - Restout
Jean Restout was the leading French religious painter of his day. His numerous commissions feature grand scenes with numerous figures and imposing architectural settings, reminiscent of works by his uncle, Jean Jouvenet. His later style is more animated, with a distinctive neo-Baroque flavor.
Salle Daru, Neoclassicism, France
Denon wing - 1st floor - Room 75 - Daru
Created for the imperial museum in 1863, this gallery was decorated in red and gold (the French imperial colors) by the painter Alexandre Dominique Denuelle. Today, it houses large-scale French Neoclassical paintings, notably Jacques-Louis David's Coronation of Napoleon.
Salle Philippe Pot, France
Richelieu wing - Ground floor - Room 10 - Philippe Pot
The powerful realism of the Burgundian style during the 15th century is evoked here by the tomb of the seneschal (royal steward) Philippe Pot. Parisian workshops produced a number of important tombs at this time, while a gentler, more elegant style flourished in the Loire valley.
Michelangelo Gallery, Italy
Denon wing - Ground floor - Room 4 - Michelangelo gallery
The 19th-century Galerie Mollien (now the Michelangelo gallery) was based on the Salle des Caryatides and served as the official lobby for the Salle des Etats on the first floor. It now houses part of the museum's Italian sculpture collection, notably Michelangelo's Slaves. Carved for his first version of the tomb of Pope Julius II, they were left unfinished, emerging from the rough-hewn stone.
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