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).

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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

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

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Pierre Bonnard exhibition

BonnardA major exhibition on Pierre Bonnard will be shown at the Musèe d’Orsay from the 17th March until 19th July in 2015. Pierre Bonnard was a French painter and printmaker who was born in 1867 and he died in 1947.

Bonnard was one of the founding members of the Post-impressionist and he was also a member of the avant-grade group of artists. The overall exhibition on the French artist presents the most beautiful master pieces of Bonnard. There will be pictures shown at the exhibition from all of Bonnard periods so the visitors can have an overall look on Bonnard’s work. Bonnard is best known from his unique style, creative, entertaining and decorative presentation and he is also often recognised by his unique use of colours. At the exhibition visitors will have the chance to have a closer look on one of the most influential painters of the avant-grade.

The exhibition Pierre Bonnard. Painting Arcadia will take place from the 17th March to 19th July in 2015 at the Musèe d’Orsay in Paris. The entrance fee for the exhibition is € 8.50.

Musèe d’Orsay
1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007 Paris, France

For more information on the museum and the exhibition please visit the official site.