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St. Sebastian Tended by St. Irene

Art Investigation series

 The "Art Investigation" series sets out to solve the mystery of nine works of art in the Musée du Louvre. In what context and circumstances were they made? Who shaped their destinies? How did they come into being… and how did they arrive at the Louvre?

Author(s): Françoise Docquiert

Director(s): Laurence Thiriat

Scientific advisor(s): Sylvain Laveissière

Though much admired in his day, Georges de La Tour subsequently fell into oblivion for over three centuries. This painting, found in a little church in the early 20th century, provides a new introduction to the work of this immense artist.






26 minutes


Patrick de Carolis, Éclectic Production, avec la participation de France 5, Musée du Louvre

Commercial distribution

Éclectic Production

Non-commercial distribution

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