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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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Un cabinet d'ébène - Vignette

A closer look at an ebony cabinet

The ebony cabinet in the Musée du Louvre is one of the most beautiful and luxurious examples of the production of the Parisian "joiners in ebony" – the so-called "ebonists" – in the first half of the 17th century. This multimedia study invites you to discover the luxuriant decoration and lavishly colored elements behind the dark, somewhat austere facade of the cabinet.

La Danseuse Titeux - Vignette

A closer look at the Titeux Dancer

The Titeux Dancer displayed in the Louvre is a terracotta statuette made in ancient Greece, shortly before the celebrated figurines from Tanagra. Many female statuettes dating from the late 5th and early 4th centuries BC show a sensual treatment of the body, revealed through fine, transparent drapery.

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 Vierge du chancelier Rolin - Vignette

A closer look at The Virgin and Child with Chancellor Rolin

The only painting by Van Eyck in the Louvre's collection, the Virgin and Child with Chancellor Rolin, reflects the reality of 15th century Flemish society which allied, with no apparent sense of contradiction, a marked taste for opulence to a highly spiritual life. This multimedia study allows you to enjoy the wealth of detail with which Van Eyck portrayed the rich Nicolas Rolin. A glossary explains in further detail some of the concepts referred to in the study.

Psyché ranimée par le baiser de l'Amour - Vignette

A closer look at Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss

In the Michelangelo Gallery at the Louvre, the visitors crowd around this idyllic image of a loving couple: a winged man and a swooning woman in a voluptuous embrace, their lips about to join in a kiss. Who are these beings whom eighteenth-century sculptor Canova chose to immortalize in marble? This multimedia feature invites you to take a closer look at this masterful composition as you listen to the story of Psyche and admire Canova’s virtuoso treatment of the marble.

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