The evolution of Love in the Louvre museum in Lens

How do we love? How has love evolved throughout the history of man? Visit the Louvre museum in Lens (not in Paris) between September 26th, 2018, and January 21st, 2019, to find out and learn more about this interesting topic!

The way people have looked upon love, spoken about love, and portrayed love, has all changed a lot throughout history. There have been times when falling in love has almost been a sin, while love has been romanticized in other parts and times of history. This can also be seen and followed looking at paintings and sculptures made by famous artists. If you decide to visit the Louvre museum in Lens in this period, you will have the chance to do exactly so… go for a walk and discover the evolution of love through famous paintings and sculptures.

Ps: We normally only write about exhibitions in Paris, but we have made an exception or this interesting exhibition.

The Love exhibition in Louvre

The exhibition will portray more than 250 artworks, and it will display pictures belonging to the following groups: Seduction, Worship, Passion, Relationship, Pleasures, Romanticism, and Freedom. The artworks on display are made by artists such as Memling, Fragonard, Delacroix, Canova, Rodin, and Claudel.

1868 Carolus-Duran, "The kiss", 1868, oil on canvas Lille, Palais des Beaux-Arts © RMN-GP / H. Lewandowski
1868 Carolus-Duran, “The kiss”, 1868, oil on canvas Lille, Palais des Beaux-Arts © RMN-GP / H. Lewandowski

If you want to know more about this exhibition in the Louvre in Lens, visit the homepage of the exhibition. If you want to visit Lens for the sake of this exhibition, the address of the museum is 99, rue Paul Bert, 62300 Lens. The travel time from Paris to Lens with a car is around 200km and should take approximately 2 hours (depending on traffic and your starting point in Paris).

Would you rather read more about exhibitions and events in Paris? At the following site, you can read more about upcoming events and exhibitions in Paris.

Do not forget to visit our Paris Guide for more information about attractions, sights, activities, and recommended programs during your trip to Paris. And, if you need to pee while walking the streets of Paris, check out this article on the outdoor pissoirs in the city.

Eugène Delacroix in the Louvre Museum [Exhibition]

DelacroixThe last big exhibition about Eugène Delacroix in Paris was held in 1963, 200 years after the French painters’ death. But, now it is time for a new exhibition for those who want to know more about one of the most famous French painters’ of all time.

This exhibition presenting more than 180 works of Delacroix is a cooperation between the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Louvre museum in Paris. The exhibition opened on March 29th in 2018 and will remain available and open until July 23rd. Do not miss out on it if you are a fan of magnificent art, as we have no clue when such a big Delacroix exhibition will come to Paris in the future again.

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The connection between art and politics – Louvre exhibition

Power in LouvreDid you think that art and politics were two completely different things, existing separate from one another? Think again and visit the Power Plays exhibition in Louvre.

In the period between September 27 (2017) and July 2 (2018), you can get to know more about the connection between art and politics. We have seen plenty of examples in history of leaders who create portrays of themselves to affirm their authority, legitimacy, and for the sake of prestige. But, we have also seen how art has been used to shame the leaders of a country and take part in a political game against the leaders of a country.

In this exhibition you can watch more than fifty works from the Musée du Louvre, the Musée National du Château de Pau, the Château de Versailles, and the Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris. Together they illustrate the code developing behind the people of political power.

Power Plays

Louvre
September 27 – July 2

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From Hercules to Darth Vader in the Louvre Museum

Want to watch a modern exhibition that carries the title: From Hercules to Darth Vader? That is the name of a temporary exhibition currently on display in the Louvre Museum.From Hercules to Darth Vader

This exhibition opened in October 2015 and will be available to visitors of the Louvre Museum until July 4th in 2016. The goal of the exhibition is to show how myths and legends are brought to form and given shape by musicians, sculptors, painters and other artists.

The exhibition is divided into four sessions. In the first part we see how artists displayed the creation of the world, then we advance in time until the Greek, Egyptian and similar civilizations and in the end we end up in modern time to see how artists portray modern mythical stories and subjects.

From Hercules to Darth Vader in the Louvre Museum

October 2015 – Julr 4th, 2016
The Petite Galerie, Richelieu wing

If you want to travel more around in Europe and want information about exhibitions and museums in Prague, then you can find all this and much more at www.praguepraha.com.

Exhibition on the Rhodian archeology

The exhibition Rhodes: A Greek Island and Getaway to the East is shown at the Louvre from this year November until next year February.
Rhodian Art

The exhibition shows a wide selection of art works of different museums including the Louvre, museums of Rhodes and Copenhagen and the British Museum. The exhibition recalls the richness of this region and shows different art works for the visitors from the 14th and 6th centuries BC (from the Bronze Age to the Archaic period). At the exhibition visitors have the chance to discover the cultural mix of Rhodes and shows the Orientalist nature of the Rhodian art as well. So the visitors have the chance to explore the most unique gold and silver works. The exhibition Rhodes: A Greek Island and Getaway to the East takes place at the Louvre from 14th November 2014 until 9th February 2015. The museum is open every day from 9 in the morning until 6 in the evening except on Wednesdays and Fridays when it is open until 9.45 in the evening and on Tuesdays when it is closed. The entrance fee for the exhibition is € 12.

Musée du Louvre, 75058 Paris – France

For more information on the exhibition and the museum check the following site.