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Louvre Museum

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Cour Carrée du Louvre in Paris, France
The Louvre, also known as the Louvre Museum (French: Musée du Louvre) is one of the world's largest museums, and is also the world's most visited museum, receiving more than 8 million visitors each year. The museum is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in Paris, France.

The museum is housed in the Louvre Palace ( (French: Palais du Louvre), which was originally a fortress built by the French King Philip II (1165 to 1223). The original building was subsequently extended many times, although some remnants of the original fortress are still visible in the basement of the museum. After, King Louis XIV relocated the royal household to the Palace of Versailles in 1682, the building was at first used to display the royal collection. After the French Revolution, the Louvre became a museum, and opened as such in 1793.

Today the museum exhibits nearly 35,000 objects over an area of 652,300 square feet (60,600 square meters), and is organized into eight departments:
  1. Egyptian Antiquities

  2. Near Eastern Antiquities

  3. Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities

  4. Islamic Art

  5. Sculpture

  6. Decorative Arts

  7. Paintings

  8. Prints and Drawings
For more information about the Louvre Museum, please visit the official website:

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Synopsis A universal receptacle of artistic knowledge, the Louvre houses an extraordinary cross section of the most important works of art created over a period stretching from antiquity to the early decades of the 19th century. Through analysis of the individual works and their relationship to other masterpieces from the history of art, this stunning book provides the insights and interpretation that allow the reader to make a true journey of exploration into the history of humanity's figurative culture. At the same time it reflects the intent behind the arrangement of the collections and the layout of the museum, which is conceived, in its new organization, as an immense manual of the styles and schools of every age. The process that led to the creation of the Grand Louvre spans centuries. Added to the first important nucleus of France's collection were the acquisitions made by Louis XIV, the Sun King, and the collections of Cardinal Mazarin and the banker Everhard Jabach. Louis XV began to think of the Louvre as a "palace of the Muses," in which masterpieces would be systematically assembled, conserved and displayed to the public. But only with the French Revolution did the Louvre become a true museum, a "national gallery," receiving a considerable quantity of new acquisitions, fruit for the most part of the wars fought first by the republic and then by Napoleon. With the Restoration, the looted countries regained possession of some of the stolen works, but many of them remained in Paris. From this time on there was no further letup in expansion of the museum, and when the Louvre was made the national museum in the 19th century its greatness was universally recognized.

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Based on Black Dog's best-selling book The Louvre: All the Paintings, this beautiful, informative card deck is the perfect way to experience the treasures of one of the most spectacular masterpiece collections in the world.

The Louvre is the most visited museum in the world. The paintings of the Louvre constitute the richest and grandest collection of European art anywhere.

Culled from Black Dog's best-selling book The Louvre: All the Paintings, The Louvre Art Deck distills into 100 6 3/8" x 6 3/8" cards the museum's most iconic and significant paintings. Also included are 10 other masterpieces like The Venus de Milo and I.M. Pei's Pyramid. On the front side of each card is a fullsize photograph of the painting, and on the back is text by art historian Anja Grebe on the key attributes of the work, what to look for when viewing the painting, the artist's inspirations and techniques, biographical information on the artist, and more.

The cards are also fully annotated with the name of the painting and artist, the date of the work, the birth and death dates of the artist, the medium that was used, the size of the painting, the Louvre catalogue number, and the room in the Louvre in which the painting can be found.

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Encyclopedic in its scope and exhausting in its magnitude, the Louvre has vast collections ranging from the 6th century B.C. to the mid-19th century. Its impressive architecture goes back 800 years, to its origins as a fortress guarding medieval Paris. In its contemporary incarnation, recently reconfigured and rebaptized "The Grand Louvre," it spreads over four levels and boasts more than 30,000 works of art; its galleries, shops, and offices occupy some 1.6 million square feet, of which some 645,000 are dedicated to exhibitions.

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The story of how a mouse's painting ended up in the Louvre.

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When the mouse holes inevitably get closed up by the humans, Sebastian is as sad as he has ever been, until he suddenly realizes he can make art himself. Maribel helps, and turns out to be a truly great artist. Well, she should be shown in the Louvre, Sebastian decides. And that is not an easy task for a little mouse!

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