New temporary hanging for english paintings in the Louvre

John Martin
The Pandemonium, 1841
Oil on canvas - 123 x 184 cm
Paris, Musée du Louvre
Photo : Musée du Louvre - Harry Brejat

8/07/2007 — Museum — Paris, Musée du Louvre — The Musée du Louvre is once again displaying in the gallery of the Seven Fireplaces, which had been monopolized for several months by the Venus de Milo, a selection from its collection of British paintings.

In particular, one can admire the very beautiful work by John Martin, Pandemonium, a new acquisition [1] which was recently presented as the “painting of the month”. Also on display are several masterpieces from the collection, including a Turner and Lady Macbeth by Fuseli.

This temporary hanging does not replace the long awaited opening, which has suffered innumerable delays (they were to have been inaugurated in June 2005), of the English Art Galleries, financed by Michael David-Weil.

Version française

Didier Rykner, dimanche 8 juillet 2007


[1] See the article (in French) on La Tribune de l’Art December 13, 2006

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