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Welcome To The Louvre

The Louvre is home to some of the most remarkable paintings in the world. Da Vinci’s ‘Mona Lisa’, of course. Eugene Delacroix’s ‘Liberty Leading The People. ‘Raphael’s ‘La Belle Jardinière.’  ‘The Wedding At Cana’ by Veronese.  Johannes Vermeer’s ‘The Lacemaker’ .

Now, Paris’ stunning museum has put its collection online – nearly 500,000 works – for all to see for free.

As Jean-Luc Martinez, President-Director of the Musée du Louvre, wrote: ‘Today, the Louvre is dusting off its treasures, even the least-known. For the first time, anyone can access the entire collection of works from a computer or smartphone for free, whether they are on display in the museum, on loan, even long-term, or in storage. The Louvre’s stunning cultural heritage is all now just a click away!’

What he said. Click away …

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Jacques-Louis David . The Coronation of Napoleon. 1805-7

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Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres. La Grande Odalisque, 1814

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Leonardo da Vinci. Portrait de femme, dit La Belle Ferronnière. 1490

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Leonardo da Vinci. The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne. 1501

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Albrecht Dürer. Portrait of the Artist Holding a Thistle. 1493

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Raphael. La Belle Jardinière. 1507

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Raphael. Portrait of Baldassare Castiglione. ~1514-15

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Peter Paul Rubens. La Majorité de Louis XIII. La reine remet les affaires au roi. 1614

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Jan Vermeer. The Astronomer. ~1668

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Along with an incredible richness of paintings, you’ll also find furniture, jewellery + finery, objects, sculptures, textiles, writing + inscriptions. There is, for instance, the breathtaking ‘Winged Victory of Samothrace’, a Hellenestic sculpture of Nike, the Greek Goddess of Victory, created around the 2nd Century BC. Here she is at the Louvre undergoing restoration.

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Collections @ The Louvre

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Header:Giului Romano + Raphael. Portrait de Dona Isabel de Requesens. 1518

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