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Welcome to the Louvre

There are plenty of good reasons to visit the Louvre! So many works of art to discover in this fabulous museum that used to be a palace! So plan your visit in advance to make the most of it. Why not pick one of our visitor trails to follow a theme-based tour? And when you need a break, where better than the museum’s restful gardens?

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    🇫🇷 Inspectons les œuvres du musée avec #LouvreALaLoupe ! Aujourd’hui, focus sur la chute d’Icare réalisée vers 1536 par Giulio Pippi. 🔍
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    🕊 Selon le mythe, Icare avait été guidé par son père Dédale et s’était trop approché du char du soleil : ses ailes en cire fondirent, causant sa chute. Dans le dessin, le char du soleil est évoqué par les quatre chevaux vus en raccourci, qui le tirent ; le groupe se trouve sur la droite de la feuille.
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    😟 Au centre, le personnage d'Icare est en torsion ; les ailes en train de se défaire et la grimace de peur sur son visage pâli sont dessinées de façon extrêmement réaliste. À gauche, Dédale se tourne vers son fils : sa souffrance se mêle à l'impossibilité d'aider le jeune homme et l'échange de regard entre les deux protagonistes confirme la tragédie à venir.
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    🪶 Une très haute qualité technique caractérise la composition, dont l'état avancé d'achèvement est révélé par la présence d'une légère mise au carreau et par des traits sûrs et soignés.
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    🌎 Let’s inspect the works of the museum with #LouvreDetails ! Today, focus on The Fall of Icarus (c. 1536) by Giulio Pippi. 🔍
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    🕊 According to legend, Icarus ignored his father Daedalus's warnings and flew too close to the chariot carrying the sun across the heavens, melting the wax in his wings and falling to his death. The presence of the chariot is indicated by the four foreshortened horses on the right of the sheet.
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    😟 In the center is the twisted figure of Icarus. His disintegrating wings and the look of terror on his face are drawn very realistically. On the left is Daedalus, turning towards his son. His expression reflects his anguish at not being able to save the boy, while the glance the two figures are exchanging is an indication that they both realize what is about to happen.
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    🪶 The composition is characterized by its extremely high technical quality. The fact that this is a finished drawing is shown by the light traces of squaring on the paper and the careful yet confident lines of the drawing.
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    📸 © RMN-Grand Palais - Photo M. Bellot
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