Each season, the Louvre features a series of temporary exhibitions, each the result of the latest expert research.
Soulages at the Louvre
Pierre Soulages, “painter of black and light,” is a major figure of non-figurative painting, recognized as such since the start of his career after World War II. Born on December 24, 1919, in Rodez (south of France), Soulages, who continues to produce work at a steady pace, is celebrating his 100th birthday at the end of this year. To mark this event, the Musée du Louvre is devoting an exceptional exhibition to the artist in the prestigious Salon Carré, which is located between the Galerie d’Apollon and the Grande Galerie and used to house the Paris Salon.
Musée du Louvre, until March 9, 2020
Albrecht Altdorfer (before 1485–1538)
Painter, draftsman, and printmaker active in Regensburg, Albrecht Altdorfer (about 1480–1538) was a major artist of the German Renaissance. Nevertheless, the artist remains little known compared to other masters of his generation.
Musée du Louvre, until August 3, 2020
Body and Soul
Sculpture in Italy from Donatello to Michelangelo
Following on from the "Springtime of the Renaissance" exhibition (September 26, 2013–January 6, 2014), the "Body and Soul" exhibition, organized in collaboration with the Castello Sforzesco Museum in Milan, seeks to bring to light the main themes and ideas developed in Italy during the second half of the Quattrocento.
Musée du Louvre, until August 17, 2020
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