Exhibition “Pastels of the Louvre from the XVIIe XVIIIe” at Louvre Museum

Exhibition “Pastels of the Louvre from the XVIIe XVIIIe” at Louvre Museum

Are you tired of street tags, interchangeable graphic designers and all the silly emoticons which assail us constantly? Are you tired of messy kitsch and would like to soothe your eyes with a little elegance and beauty?

The Louvre is often the recommended place for a good aesthetic thalassotherapy. Until the 10th September, the museum shall exhibit a hundred pastels from its collections. Nattier, Vigee Le Brun, Boucher, La Tour, Liotard or Chardin shall gently massage the corners of your eyes. Restored thanks to the sponsorship of the American Friends of the Louvre Foundation, their portraits find anew their original brilliance.

Pale skin, sobriety, healthy distance, a little finesse in this world of louts. No tattoos, no tanning, no bodybuilding, no sportswear, we were so far away from Instagram idols!

 

Open till 10th September
Musée du Louvre
99, rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris

 

© Maurice Quentin de la Tour, Portrait de la Marquise de Pompadour, musée du Louvre
© Musée du Louvre, dist. RMN – Grand Palais / Laurent Chastel