The museum is closed

In line with the measures taken by the government to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Musée du Louvre and Musée National Eugène Delacroix remain closed until further notice. All those who have purchased a ticket for this period will automatically receive a refund—no action is required.  

Escape with the Louvre

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Louvre at home

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Dream of a world far away…

If you could enter the palace, what would you see? The beauty of the artworks would take you to another world! While our visitors enjoy strolling through the gardens nearby, our teams are busy preparing to reopen. Life at the museum continues and we look forward to seeing you soon!

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    🇫🇷 Mercure vous souhaite une #BonneSemaine ! ☺️
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    👀 Prêt à bondir du rocher sur lequel il est assis, Mercure, le messager des dieux, attache ses talonnières ailées. Elles vont lui permettre, avec les ailettes de son casque appelé pétase ailé, de prendre son envol.
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    💡 Après un séjour à Rome entre 1736 et 1739 et dès son retour à Paris en 1741, Pigalle présente un modèle en terre cuite de Mercure pour être agréé à l’Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture. Selon une anecdote, il aurait failli le laisser en gage pour payer son hébergement lors de son passage à Lyon. Au lieu de lui imposer un autre sujet, l’Académie lui demande pour sa réception la transposition en marbre du modèle : il est reçu le 30 juillet 1744.
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    ✨ L’œuvre connaît un succès immédiat. Voltaire la compare à la plus belle antiquité grecque dans Le Siècle de Louis XIV (1751). Une réduction en biscuit est réalisée par la @sevresmanufactureetmusee dès 1770.
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    🌍 Mercury wishes you a #GoodWeek! ☺️
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    👀 The messenger of the gods, is sitting on a rock, ready to leap up. He is attaching the winged sandals which, together with his petasus (winged cap), will enable him to take flight.
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    💡 When Pigalle returned to Paris in 1741 after a stay in Rome (1736–39), he presented his terracotta model of Mercury for approval by the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture; according to an anecdote, he had almost left the work as a pledge of payment for his accommodation when passing through Lyon. Instead of imposing another subject, the Academy asked him to transpose the model into marble for his admission piece, and he was accepted on 30 July 1744.
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    ✨ The work was an instant success. In The Century of Louis XIV (1751), Voltaire compared it to the finest works of Greek antiquity. A smaller version in biscuit porcelain was produced by the Sèvres manufactory as of 1770.
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    📷 © RMN - Grand Palais (Musée du Louvre) Stéphane Maréchalle
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