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A Closer Look

Our "Closer Look" interactive multimedia modules allow you to see the details of an artwork through a magnifying glass, while commentaries and animations give you its historical and artistic background.

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Le Code de Hammurabi - Vignette

A closer look at the Code of Hammurabi

Learn about the most famous object from the history of the Ancient Near East, and through it, the political, social, and cultural history of the reign of Hammurabi, the ruler who turned Babylon into a powerful – and eternal – city.

Le Sacre de Napoléon - Vignette

A closer look at the Consecration of Napoleon

The full title of this enormous painting is "The Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon and the Coronation of Empress Joséphine on December 2, 1804". On display in the Louvre's red galleries, it depicts a turning point in the history of France. Learn more about it in this multimedia exhibit.

La Vierge au Lapin - Vignette

A closer look at the Madonna of the Rabbit

Take a closer look at the Madonna of the Rabbit, a major work by Titian which was painted in the 16th century and is conserved at the Musée du Louvre. The commentary by Jean Habert, curator in the Department of Paintings at the Louvre and the principal contributor in this A Closer Look feature is read by an English actor.

La Joconde - Vignette

A closer look at the Mona Lisa

The “Closer Look” module has been revamped and is now called “Focus.” The first feature in this new series concerns the world’s most famous painting—discover it on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Listen to explanations by Vincent Delieuvin, the curator in charge of 16th-century Italian painting, and use new digital tools that will show you the painting as it’s never been seen before!

N.B. This new module is optimized for the latest browsers (from Internet Explorer 10, Mozilla/Firefox 26, Safari 7, and Chrome 32).

Le Scribe accroupi - Vignette

A closer look at the Seated Scribe

Painted in bright colors and gazing expressively at the visitor, the Seated Scribe is one of the most famous statues in the Department of Egyptian Antiquities. Egyptologists think it is probably the portrait of a high-ranking Egyptian official living at the time of the great pyramids, yet its date and the exact identity of the model still remain a mystery. Find out more through this interactive multimedia study.

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Musée du Louvre, 75058 Paris - France
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