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Description - Love in the Louvre by Jean-Claude Bologne

"Love in the Louvre" celebrates the many faces of love via works from the Louvre collection. This book presents the universal and multifaceted theme of love as depicted in art from many different cultures and eras. Such works abound in the Louvres diverse collection, ranging from classical examples such as Nicostratos sculpture "Couple on their Wedding Night" to more modern works such as "Fragonards The Lock". The selected works also present a variety of scenes ranging from the first seeds of romance to sensual and passionate intrigues. This beautiful volume is packed with works from many of the Louvres departments. Each painting or sculpture is shown in its entirety and in detail, focusing on the elements pertaining to the theme of love. Art lovers will see the works in a new way and the romantically-inclined will be equally enchanted.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9782080300775
ISBN-10: 2080300776
Format: Hardback
(227mm x 163mm x 12mm)
Pages: 80
Imprint: Flammarion
Publisher: Editions Flammarion
Publish Date: 10-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: France

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Author Biography - Jean-Claude Bologne

Jean Claude Bologne is a historian and professor of medieval iconography at ICART in Paris. He has published two dozen works of fiction, dictionaries, and non-fiction, and was awarded a literary prize by the Academie Francaise in 1986 (Prix Theroigne). Elisa de Halleux is a doctor of Art History and has published a book on Renaissance iconography. She lectures frequently in France and the United Kingdom.