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Les lumières de l'Islam

Les lumières de l'Islam

Director(s): Patrick Ladoucette

Synopsis: A miniature revolution is stirring along the banks of the Seine River. For the first time in over a century, the Louvre Museum is getting ready to house a new department: Islamic Art....
The Invisible Louvre

The Invisible Louvre

Director(s): Stéphane Krausz

A staff of some 2,300 employees works "backstage" at the Louvre to organize the reception of visitors and ensure the protection of some 35,000 artworks. Stéphane Krausz's film explores the labyrinth...

 

The Louvre at War

The Louvre at War

Director(s): Jean-Claude Bringuier

In late 1939, some 4,000 artworks were removed from the Louvre: the Venus de Milo, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, the Mona Lisa, and the major part of the painting collection... Dozens of convoys...
The Battle of the Pyramid

The Battle of the Pyramid

Director(s): Frédéric Compain

This film takes a calm look back at the genesis of the Louvre pyramid. It is based on two of the twenty-two notebooks kept by architect Yann Weymouth (the closest collaborator of Grand Louvre...

Vivant Denon, Napoleon's Eye

Vivant Denon, Napoleon's Eye

Director(s): Jean-Christophe Ballot

The writer, diplomat, and archaeologist Dominique Vivant, Baron Denon, known as Vivant Denon (1747–1825), was responsible for commissioning works of art under Napoleon I, who also appointed him...
The Battle of Ticinus

The Battle of Ticinus

Director(s): Augustin Viatte

In 1995, the Louvre purchased a monumental cartoon by Giulio Romano (c.1499–1546), representing the young Scipio saving his father at the battle of Ticinus, in northern Italy. This documentary...

Louvre, the Visit

Louvre, the Visit

Director(s): Charles Nemès

Louvre, the Visit takes viewers on an ideal tour of the museum, complete with commentary. The visit, which begins at the Pyramid, includes the Richelieu Wing, the Department of Paintings, Greek and...
At the Louvre with the Masters

At the Louvre with the Masters

Director(s): Richard Copans

The Louvre was a rich and varied source of inspiration for the painters of the late 19th and early 20th centuries—a place of culture and controversy, of stimulation and emulation. At the Louvre with...