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Series La vie cachée des œuvres

Editor(s) of the series: Stan Neumann

 Concept: Choose a great painter in the collections of the Louvre Museum. Unhook all his pictures from the walls. Them out of their frames, put them on an easel at eye level, to gather them all in one room. Bringing worldwide curators, historians, conservators, scientists - the leading experts of the painter's work and meet in the room with the works for two days. Let them study and discuss freely. Thus the viewer invited to join the heart of these encounters, discovers the latest research, observing scientists, art historians and international experts who question from the latest technical studies by laboratory Museums of France.

Author(s): Stan Neumann

Director(s): Stan Neumann

Scientific advisor(s): Guillaume Kientz

Synopsis: Recently, several works by Goya, including Le Colosse, preserved in the Prado, have been the subject of controversy over allocation. Therefore, a wind blowing on suspicion of works held in major museums worldwide. What were the methods of Goya? Do we know what pigments he used? How to interpret the traces signature appearing X-ray? Many current issues that make it even more exciting this Goya study day, to be followed by laboratory work on small format works chosen by the Louvre Museum. An investigation that also lead us to the following experts to Lens and Lille.




43 minutes and 52 minutes


Sylvie Gauthier, Camera Lucida Productions ; Catherine Derosier-Pouchous, Musée du Louvre


Arte France

Commercial distribution

Camera Lucida Productions

Non-commercial distribution

Heure Exquise

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