Arts & Music - Painting

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Painting

* There are lots of great art galleries in France such as the Musée d’Orsay, Musée Picasso and - you’ve probably heard of this one - the Louvre.

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Le Louvre (Paris)
© MAE - C. Stefan

Virtual tour

Originally a medieval fortress and palace of the kings of France, the Louvre is right in the centre of Paris.

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La Joconde
© Musée du Louvre - Paris

"Mona Lisa"

The Louvre’s most famous painting is the "Joconde" ("Mona Lisa") by Leonardo da Vinci.

When you look at her, she seems to be looking at you! Try looking at her from the side - she can still see you!

Have you heard of Monet?

Monet is one of the most famous Impressionists. This painting shows his garden in Giverny, near Paris. C’est très joli (very pretty).

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Monet Claude : Bassin aux nymphéas (1899) - © Adagp, Paris 2007

For more information about French painters:

http://www.answers.com/topic/list-of-french-artists-and-artistic-movements

Other paintings of:

Children:

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Edgar Degas : L’étoile - ou Danseuse sur scène, vers 1876-1877 (RF 12258), Pastel sur papier, Paris, musée d’Orsay, legs de Gustave Caillebotte

Edouard Manet : Le fifre - 1866 (RF 2616), Paris, musée d’Orsay

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Vigée-Lebrun : Mme Vigée-Lebrun et sa fille - © Musée du Louvre

Animals:

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Paul Gauguin : Le cheval blanc - 1898 (RF 2616), Paris, musée d’Orsay

Douanier Rousseau : les joyeux farceurs (1906) - © Phialdelphia Museum of Art: The Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection, 1950

London:

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Monet Claude : Maisons du parlement, Londres (1904) - © Adagp, Paris 2007

Published on 27/04/2009

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