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Career, Legend and the Creation of a Personality
Ingres, an Exceptional Man?

The Ecole du Louvre and the French Academy in Rome offer a new point of view on the painter and his work through twenty-five original contributions.
These texts take another look at the cultural environments of Paris and Rome and reconsider the painter’s legend and the creation of the Ingres personality in the light of historiographic findings. This enables more thorough understanding of the impact of “Monsieur Ingres,” as an artist and exceptional individual.

Scientific editor : Claire Barbillon, Philippe Durey, Uwe Fleckner
European Art Network in the 18th Century
The World of Johann Georg Wille (1715-1808)

The Ecole du Louvre and the Ecole Normale Supérieure propose an update on research concerning Johann Georg Wille, the foremost actor of Franco-Germanic artistic and literary life in the second half of the 18th century. He was an engraver, collector, teacher, friend of artists, man of letters, importer of German culture and spreader of French culture.
Studies in this book explore the multiple facets of this inspired transmitter, who was a decisive contributor to the cultural history of the Century of Light in Europe.

Scientific editor : Elisabeth Décultot, Michel Espagne, François-René Martin
Visions Exchanged
French and German Art in the 18th Century

Fifteen studies reflecting recent research comprise this new publication that explores, analyzes, and decrypts the artistic and cultural relationships between France and the multiple states and principalities that made up 18th century Germany. It addresses how diplomacy, networks of collectors, spies, artists and artisans voyages, exchanges, transfers, dissemination, and collaboration participated in and attested to the openness of the dynamic and creative Europe of the Enlightenment.

Scientific editor : Patrick Michel
From Antiquity to Pastiche
The Jewels of the Campana Collection

Echoing the Louvre exhibition « Classical Treasures, Jewels from the Campana Collection », this new publication addresses the question of original versus pastiche by emphasizing themes and approaches used not only in art history and archaeology, but also in the history of taste, techniques, and restoration. This multidisciplinary approach offers a new look at the 19th century, a time when authenticity and forgery, imitation, copy, replica, original, and reinterpretation combine to create a romantic vision of archaeology.

Scientific editor : Françoise Gaultier and Catherine Metzger
Rencontres de l'Ecole du Louvre
Artistic Creation in France around 1400

This work provides a new examination of the art of this crucial period at the court of the Valois kings. This art features a number of expressions and rituals that reveal both the aesthetic tastes and political ambitions of the artist’s patron. The most well-known of these patrons are Charles VI, Jean de Berry, Louis d'Orléans, Louis II de Bourbon, Jean sans Peur, Valentine Visconti and Isabeau of Bavaria.

Scientific editor : Elisabeth Taburet-Delahaye
Rencontres de l'Ecole du Louvre
Venice in France: from Romanticism to Symbolism

This volume brings together the historical studies undertaken by Pierre Daru on La Serenissima, a series of literary musings on Venetian painting and civilisation (Musset, Sand and Gautier), analyses of art, such as those by Charles Blanc and Hippolyte Taine, and the opinions of painters (Joyant, Moreau, Delaunay, Hébert and Ziem), sculptors, architects and musicians.

Scientific editor : Claire Barbillon and Gennaro Toscano
Rencontres de l'Ecole du Louvre
Art history and Museums

While a museum is the privileged setting placing a work of art before a spectator, it also an invitation to become conscious of its limits and its inevitable incompleteness.
What meaning is conveyed by a work of art taken out of its context?
How does the research carried out in museums meet purely intellectual discourse? What is expected of a museum today? Education, conservation, enjoyment? And how is the discourse of art history developed and/or displayed in museums?

Scientific editor : Dominique Vieiville
Royal tables and feasts of the court in Europe

Spanning the 17th century to the French Revolution, France and all of Europe, this book develops the theme of the table of princes, its theatre, its rituals and objects.
A ceremonial table, showplace of the monarchy, that reveals in its function and uses not merely the spirit of the century, but also the politics purposely displayed. Protocol, gastronomy, menus, cuisine, serving methods, gold and silverwork, dishes, linens, uses, décors and music of the European royal meals are studied.

Scientific editor : Catherine Arminjon and Béatrix Saule
From François I to the 19th century
Venise in France, the fortune of Venitian painting

Around this theme, light is clearly shed on the history of taste and political designs through summary lists of the collections, purchases, revolutionary confiscations. As for the museums, the Louvre, the Atger museum in Montpellier in addition to the major Museums of Fine Arts in the French regions, they illustrate through their collections, the aesthetic quarrels, circulation of works of art, the role of collectors and of artists.

Scientific editor : Gennaro Toscano
Louis Courajod (1841-1896). Art historian and curator
A struggle for sculpture

Beyond the personality and the work of Louis Courajod (1841-1896), art historian, curator and professor at the Ecole du Louvre, this book reveals the history of the Louvre museum, the history of a collection, of a discipline, of an as of yet unnamed museology that henceforth has a place in the new history of art history.

Scientific editor : Geneviève Bresc-Bautier
Rencontres de l'Ecole du Louvre
Henri II and the arts

What is the place of Henry II (1547-1559) and arts celebrating him in the 16th century? What role did the king and his court play in the spread of French art?
This book includes the multidisciplinary interventions of the best international specialists so as to shed light on this time of decisive transformations and refined creations.

Scientific editor : Hervé Oursel and Julia Fritsch
Rencontres de l'Ecole du Louvre
French drawings in the 17th and 18th centuries

Symposia dedicated to drawing are still rare.
This one covers the 17th and 18th centuries and is incontestably an event for those involved in this discipline, through its uniting of young researchers and experienced specialists around the latest discoveries. A record of these meetings, this richly-illustrated volume is a reference on the latest research on this topic.

Scientific editor : Nicolas Sainte Fare Garnot
Rencontres de l'Ecole du Louvre
1300... the art from the time of Philip the Fair

The 1300s saw the birth, near the French court, of a true artistic movement.
This book, far from pre-conceived ideas, invites you to take a new look at the art from the time of Philip the Fair that is still too often considered to be a simple transition towards Courtly Gothic.

Scientific editor : Danielle Gaborit-Chopin and François Avril
Arts, Religion and Trade from the 1st to the 10th Centuries
Serindia, Land of Exchange

Known as the land of Buddha, Serindia has moving borders and a vaguely defined unity. The word, which was coined by archaeologist Aurel Stein in 1920, would limit this entity to an area of Indian and Chinese convergence.
In the 19th century, Richthofer the geographer questioned whether Serindia wasn’t more than just the Oasis Road and the Silk Road.

Scientific editor : Monique Cohen, Jean-Pierre Drège, Jacques Giès
Rencontres de l'Ecole du Louvre
Greek Ceramics and paintings

Products of everyday use, Greek ceramics are witnesses to the culture, the savoir-faire and the imagination of the society that produced them.
This volume covers extensively the notion of the workshop, essential to understanding the modes of production, the transmission of know-how, the evolution of styles and of distribution.

Scientific editor : Marie-Christine Villanueva Puig, François Lissarrague, Pierre Rouillard, Agnès Rouveret
Rencontres de l'Ecole du Louvre
The Etruscans

The archaeological discoveries and the growing knowledge of the language of the Etruscans highlight the links that united this people to the people of the Italic world and the Eastern world. The Etruscan religion lost its mystery but gained in diversity and richness. This book describes in detail the current state of research concerning the most original trait of this civilisation.

Scientific editor :  Françoise Gaultier, Dominique Briquel
Rencontres de l'Ecole du Louvre
Goldsmith's art in the 19th century

By underscoring the role of universal expositions, of technical innovations, of the renewal of religious and private commissions, this volume covers a broad spectrum from historicism to art nouveau. The specificities of European and American productions are widely addressed. The book, which presents in particular Flemish dies from 1798 to 1941, constitutes a true reference tool for fans and collectors.

Scientific editor : Catherine Arminjon
Rencontres de l'Ecole du Louvre
Simon Vouet

Simon Vouet the Italian or Simon Vouet the Frenchman?
Thirty years after the first monograph concerning Simon Vouet, this book takes stock of his works of art, his influences and his posterity.
It also brings together, for the first time, all of the archive documents concerning the workshop and the succession of the painter.

Scientific editor : Stéphane Loire
Rencontres de l'Ecole du Louvre
Euphronios the painter

The painter in question is an Athenian of the end of the VIth century B.C., a contemporary of the Battle of Marathon. An artist of exception, master-potter, proud and aware of his talent and his place in society, Euphronios comes back to life in these pages...
The articles assembled in this monograph reveal the story of a career, of a master who had acquired his reputation and risen to the head of the workshop.

Scientific editor : Martine Denoyelle
Rencontres de l'Ecole du Louvre
Soliman the Magnificent and his time

This book evokes the personality of the Sultan, the realities and the ideology of the imperial power, the sources and the historiography of the reign, the organisation of the provinces and the social life, the arts and literature, the relations of the « Magnificent » with the ancient world.
Images of an Ottoman Empire at its apogee, the embodiment of a key moment in Muslim civilisation.

Scientific editor : Gilles Veinstein
Italian paintings of the XVIIth century in France

How and why are such a large number of Italian paintings of the XVIIth century in France today? A vast investigation to understand the reasons for a never-interrupted inflow, and to measure the place of these creations in the collectionism of the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries.

Scientific editor : Jean-Claude Boyer
Rencontres de l'Ecole du Louvre
Celtic Princes and the Mediterranean sea

Did the Greeks attempt to colonise the ancient Celtics? What relation existed between the Greeks of Pericles and the Celtics who were contemporaries of the Princess of Vix?
For thirty years, archaeologists have debated this issue. The texts collected in this volume strive to describe and interpret the extraordinary cultural synthesis of the ancient Celtics and the dynamism of European relations.

Scientific editor : Jean-Pierre Mohen
from Stone Age to Byzantine era

Approximately thirty years ago, prehistorians and geomorphologists become interested in Jordan. The data collected portray a settelement that is 200,000 years old.
This historic glimpse, from Jericho to the Nabateen sanctuaries and the Byzantine churches, show the regional diversity and the cultural originality of this land of the Near East.

Scientific editor : Jean Starcky

Actualités +

Du 24 juin au 26 juillet 2019, la bataille du gothique, Ingres érotique, Michel-Ange et le michelangelisme, les Tanagras, la sculpture de cire, Versailles en ses marbres, le futurisme italien, Japon et japonisme, les artistes femmes de la modernité, l’univers du textile à la Renaissance, les bronzes grecs, l’art et le sida, Monet, l’art et les rites en Papousasie, 1848 et l’art en révolution, l’art cinétique et la pyramide du Louvre a 30 ans...
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Cours d'été...inscriptions en cours

Du 24 juin au 26 juillet 2019, la bataille du gothique, Ingres érotique, Michel-Ange et le michelangelisme, les Tanagras, la sculpture de cire, Versailles en ses marbres, le futurisme italien, Japon et japonisme, les artistes femmes de la modernité, l’univers du textile à la Renaissance, les bronzes grecs, l’art et le sida, Monet, l’art et les rites en Papousasie, 1848 et l’art en révolution, l’art cinétique et la pyramide du Louvre a 30 ans... sont au programme des cours d'été 2019. Une offre renouvelée de dix-huit cycles thématiques originaux (en journée et en soirée) destinés au plus large public.
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Neil MacGregor à l'Ecole du Louvre

L’École du Louvre accueille Neil MacGregor pour une session exceptionnelle de cours d’été. Historien de l’art, écrivain, homme de télévision, l’ancien directeur de la National Gallery de Londres et du British Museum, proposera une « Summer class » en anglais, consacrée aux Many (sometimes Dangerous) Lives of Museum Objects, une découverte, lecture, redécouverte et relecture des objets et œuvres de musées, comme autant de véritables « biographies » qui tourneront les pages d’une histoire du monde.

Série 4 (en journée), du 1er au 5 juillet 2019

The Many (sometimes Dangerous) Lives of Museum Objects.
Neil MacGregor,
Art historian, writer and broadcaster,
Formerly Director of the National Gallery and the British Museum, London
and Founding Director of the Humboldt Forum, Berlin.

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Auditeurs : cours d'histoire générale de l'art et des civilisations... 2019.2020

Les inscriptions pour les cours d'histoire de l'art et des civilisations de l'Ecole du Louvre sont ouvertes. Sont ainsi proposés aux auditeurs : 

des cours d'histoire générale de l'art (en journée et en soirée),
des cours d'histoire des civilisations occidentales (en soirée),
des cours de spécialité (31 disciplines),
des cours d'épigraphie (9 domaines),
des cours d'héraldique,
des cours de numismatique,
des cours d'iconographie,
des travaux dirigés devant les œuvres (63 cycles).

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Summer School in French Museology

Pour la huitième année, l’École du Louvre organise une Summer School in French Museology destinée aux étudiants de trois de ses établissements partenaires : l’Université de Pékin (PKU), l’Université de St Andrews, et l’Université d’Essex. Ainsi l’édition 2017 accueillera, du 24 juin au 10 juillet, trois étudiants de la PKU, neuf étudiants de l’Université de Saint Andrews et quatre de l’Université d’Essex pour un séminaire de trois semaines. Cette formation, dispensée intégralement en anglais, initie les étudiants aux fondamentaux de la muséologie française en s'appuyant sur l'étude de musées et monuments de Paris et sa région pris comme exemples ou cas spécifiques. Les cours théoriques, dispensés par des directeurs, conservateurs ou professionnels de musées français, seront complétés par des visites d'application et des Discussions of reading dirigés et modérés par Cecilia Hurley. Autant de sessions qui permettront aux élèves d'échanger activement sur des questions critiques. En savoir plus

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Muséologie canadienne

Le programme de « muséologie canadienne » s'inscrit dans le cadre de l'entente de coopération existant entre l'École du Louvre et l'Université de Montréal, et a pour objectif d’élargir et d’améliorer l'enseignement de muséologie dans les deux institutions. Ouvert aux élèves de première et seconde années de deuxième cycle de l'École du Louvre, ce séminaire développe un programme d'initiation à la recherche appliquée en muséologie. Se déroulant du 15 juin au 15 septembre 2019, il s'organise autour d'un travail de recherche dans un musée canadien, commanditaire d'un projet, et est complété par un enseignement méthodologique (cours et visites de musées québécois) assuré par Colette Dufresne-Tassé, professeur à l'Université de Montréal.
Le séminaire donne lieu à la rédaction d'un rapport de recherche. En savoir plus


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Test probatoire

L'entrée en première année de premier cycle de l'École du Louvre, accessible aux titulaires du baccalauréat français ou d'un diplôme admis en dispense, est conditionnée par la réussite à un test probatoire. Pour la nouvelle session correspondant à la rentrée 2019-2020, 1703 candidats s'étaient inscrits, 1605 se sont présentés aux épreuves et 390 sont lauréats, soit un pourcentage d'admission de 24,30 %.

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