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Léonard de Vinci

The Secret Life of Art series

Editor(s) of the series: Stan Neumann

 Concept: Choose a great painter from those represented in the Louvre's collection, and remove that painter's works from the walls. Take them out of their frames, put them on easels at eye level in the same room. Invite curators, historians, restorers, and scientists from all over the world—the greatest specialists of the painter's work—and let them spend two days in the room with the paintings, leaving them free to study and talk... This series invites viewers to observe the debates and discussions of these scientists, art historians, and international experts, who react to the latest technical studies carried out by the French museums' research laboratory.

Author(s): Juliette Garcias

Director(s): Juliette Garcias, Stan Neumann

Scientific advisor(s): Vincent Delieuvin

Synopsis: The works of Leonardo da Vinci's are part of the most famous pieces in the museum ; however, art historians still have to resolve many questions, for example : who were the recipients of these works ? Was Leonardo working alone ? Who were his models ? The Mona Lisa is at the heart of the discussions. The most famous woman in the world is an enigma: who was she ?





43 minutes


François Bertrand, 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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