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Sully wing - Ground floor - Room 12 - The temple
This room displays vestiges of temples and temple statues from a number of sites and periods. It explores the structure and function of these “houses of the gods,” and the ceremonies that were held there.
Late Gothic, Northern Europe
Denon wing - Lower ground floor - Room C - Late Gothic
The Late Gothic style persisted in 16th-century German and Dutch art up until the Reformation. German sculptors favored expressive, realistic figures with lively, angular, unnaturalistic drapery, reflecting the contrasting moods of medieval spirituality. Dutch artists focused on the representation of narrative. The works shown here are all religious in origin, many from polychrome wooden altarpieces. The early northern European Renaissance is also represented.
Salle des Etats, Italy
Denon wing - 1st floor - Room 6 - Mona Lisa room
Designed by Lefuel, the Salle des Etats was built to accommodate the major legislative sessions presided over by Napoleon III from 1859. In 1878, the hall became part of the museum. The original decorations have disappeared, but the recent refurbishment by Lorenzo Piqueras has provided a new setting for the Mona Lisa and Venetian Renaissance paintings.
Iran and the Persian Empire during the Achaemenian Period
Sully wing - Ground floor
This room contains for the most part panels of polychrome glazed brick from the palace of Darius I in Susa (in modern-day Iran), built during the late 6th and early 5th centuries BC. The enormous capital in the center of the room crowned one of thirty-six tall columns in the audience hall (apadana).
Near Eastern Antiquities
Roman Art: Julio-Claudian Period I
Denon wing - Ground floor - Room 23 - Roman Art. Julio-Claudian period I
Between 1655 and 1658, Louis Le Vau transformed Anne of Austria's summer apartments. The new decoration featured paintings by Giovanni Francesco Romanelli and stucco work by sculptor Michel Angier. The apartments became a gallery of antiquities in 1799 and now house the collections of Roman
Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities
Salle Watteau, France
Sully wing - 2nd floor - Room 36 - Watteau
The modern, political flavor of Watteau's highly original art drew much acclaim during the French Regency. His work was influenced by the French colorists, and also by his master, Claude Gillot, who introduced him to the fête galante and scenes drawn from the theater.
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