April 1, 2020

Louvre at home (week 3)


Louvre at home (week 3)

Continue learning about the Louvre from home with new resources available at www.louvre.fr/en and via our social media pages.
This week: a wonderful pastel portrait and a journey in the footsteps of Napoleon I.

Focus on the the wonderful pastel portrait of the Marquise de Pompadour by Maurice-Quentin de La Tour

In the footsteps of Napoleon I
Learn all about Emperor Napoleon’s coronation with YouTuber Tom Scott.

…and more to come next week!

A wide selection of content is available all year round at www.louvre.fr/en. The website will soon be given a new look; it currently caters for 22 million visitors a year (2019 statistics), 59% of whom are non-French speakers.
The Louvre is also available on social media via Instagram (3.8 million followers), Facebook (2.5 million), Twitter (1.4 million), LinkedIn (60,000), and via Weibo (257,000) and Wechat (47,766) in China.




Explore art history, the Louvre collections and the construction of the largest museum in the world with this week's new resources: a new focus, a 3D video and much more!
Go to:
- www.louvre.fr/en (the number of visitors to the Louvre website has increased from around 40,000 to a record-breaking 400,000 users per day, reached on 19 March)
- social media pages under the hashtags #LouvreChezVous, #CultureChezNous and #MuseumFromHome

A closer look at The Winged Victory of Samothrace
Focus on the masterpiece to understand what makes it unique (in French, English and Japanese)

Building the Louvre
"The Louvre: 800 years of history" offers a look at the palace through time, using 3D imagery to reveal its construction step by step. From a medieval fortress to an art museum, the Louvre has undergone eight centuries of architectural transformation, making it an embodiment of French history.

The Louvre masterpieces and palace
Check the Louvre’s Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for presentations of some of the greatest artworks and rooms in the museum (in French and English):

Instagram: #LouvreHistory on Wednesdays and #LouvreDetails on Fridays
Facebook: artwork of the week on Sundays

Twitter: #WorkOfTheDay in French at 7:30 a.m. and in English at 7 p.m. everyday

You can also find information on selected works at https://www.louvre.fr/en/selections/masterpieces


The ‘One minute in a museum’ children’s cartoon series explores some of the museum’s best-known works and is available on the Louvre’s YouTube channel (in French, English and Japanese): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02eh-p6hELI


A closer look at the Mona Lisa
Focus on the iconic artwork to understand what makes it unique (in French, English and Japanese) https://focus.louvre.fr/en/mona-lisa

If you have a VR headset, download the ‘Mona Lisa: Beyond the Glass’ virtual reality experience to get up close and personal with this fascinating icon (in French, English, Spanish and Chinese): https://arts.vive.com/us/articles/projects/art-photography/mona_lisa_beyond_the_glass/

For those who do not have a VR headset, a mobile version is also available (in French, English, Spanish and Chinese):

➡  App Store: http://bit.ly/JocondeVRApp

➡  Google Play Store: http://bit.ly/JocondeVRGoo


‘Advent of the Artist’ exhibition in the Petite Galerie
Visit the exhibition virtually and enjoy portraits by the likes of Dürer, Rembrandt and Delacroix: https://petitegalerie.louvre.fr/visite-virtuelle/saison5/