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.

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