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Anselm Kiefer at the Louvre

Director(s): Jean-Luc Perréard

Scientific advisor(s): Marie-Laure Bernadac

Fifty years after Georges Braque, contemporary artist Anselm Kiefer was invited to create a decorative work for the Louvre. The resulting work, a painting entitled Athanor, now adorns a staircase in the Department of Egyptian Antiquities. This film travels between the museum and Kiefer's studio in Barjac (in the Gard region), and features interviews and conversations with Louvre director Henri Loyrette and contemporary art curator Marie-Laure Bernadac; it gradually brings to light the methods of this complex artist and the creation of a monumental painting, and presents Anselm Kiefer's personal approach to the Louvre.






26 minutes


Charles Gillibert, MK2TV ; Catherine Derosier-Pouchous, Musée du Louvre

DVD edition

Regards sur le Louvre – Vol. 6 : "Trois artistes contemporains au Louvre (Soulages, Barceló, Kiefer)" (ADAV)

Non-commercial distribution

Heure Exquise

Images de la Culture – CNC

Ateliers Diffusion Audiovisuelle (ADAV)