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Georges de La Tour Room, France
Sully wing - 2nd floor - Room 912 - Georges de La Tour
Rediscovered during the 20th century, Georges de la Tour is now recognized as a leading figure in 17th-century French art. He was one of the leading Caravaggesque painters, a style he may have discovered through the work of the Dutch painters of the Utrecht school, who used the same chiaroscuro effects.
Painters of Louis XIV Room, France
Sully wing - 1st floor
Prior to the death of Colbert in 1683, Louis XIV commissioned numerous decorative projects at Versailles and other royal residences, all overseen by Le Brun, who gathered a team of noted specialists and succeeded in rallying personalities such as Jouvenet and La Fosse to the cause.
Charles Le Brun Room, France
Sully wing - 2nd floor - Room 914 - Le Brun
Charles Le Brun, royal painter to Louis XIV, exerted quasi-ministerial control over the artistic activity of his day. These enormous compositions illustrate the life of the king's hero and model, Alexander the Great. They played an important part in the formation of the academic doctrine taught by Le Brun.
Salle Mollien, Romanticism, France
Denon wing - 1st floor - Room 700 - Mollien
Like the Salle Daru, this room was decorated for the imperial museum in 1863 by Alexandre Dominique Denuelle. It houses large French Romantic paintings, including Eugène Delacroix's celebrated Liberty Leading the People, and Théodore Géricault's Raft of the Medusa.
Salle des Etats, Italy
Denon wing - 1st floor - Room 711 - Mona Lisa room
Designed by Lefuel, the Salle des Etats was built to accommodate the major legislative sessions presided over by Napoleon III from 1859. In 1878, the hall became part of the museum. The original decorations have disappeared, but the recent refurbishment by Lorenzo Piqueras has provided a new setting for the Mona Lisa and Venetian Renaissance paintings.
Salle Watteau, France
Sully wing - 2nd floor - Room 917 - Watteau
The modern, political flavor of Watteau's highly original art drew much acclaim during the French Regency. His work was influenced by the French colorists, and also by his master, Claude Gillot, who introduced him to the fête galante and scenes drawn from the theater.
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