The oldest. The largest. Greatest. The first acquaintance with the Louvre is an immersion in the treasury of world art. On an online tour, I will help you skim the cream off the museum's collection and discover its main masterpieces. Get ready to look into the eyes of Venus and La Gioconda, appreciate the techniques of French masters and decipher the secret messages of Leonardo and Michelangelo. Online excursion Duration 1.5 hours Children Allowed with children Rating 5 on 26 reviews € 8 per person
What will you learn
- What secrets are hidden by the "Three Ladies of the Louvre": "Mona Lisa" by Leonardo da Vinci, Venus de Milo and Nika of Samothrace. I will help you understand the details of the masterpieces and share the legends surrounding them.
- What nuances of Jean Auguste Ingres' Big Odalisque are worth paying attention to in order to truly understand the artist's intention
- What symbolism did Eugene Delacroix put into the iconic work "Liberty Leading the People". I will tell you why the woman in the center, wearing a tricolor, is depicted with a bare chest, and a Phrygian cap flaunts on her head.
- What character Jacques Louis David added to the canvas "The Coronation of Napoleon I" to compliment the emperor, and what other interesting details can be found in the large-scale painting
- What a real story the epic painting "The Raft of Medusa" by Theodore Gericault tells. Behind the tragic plot, we will consider the artist's reasoning about human hopes and the expectation of a miracle.
And in another 1.5 hours, we will figure out how the Louvre collection was saved from looting during World War II, whether the museum is associated with the Masonic lodge and who inspired Christian Louboutin to create iconic shoes.
How the online tour goes
- This is a live online tour, not a video recording. The guide will conduct it from his home in a webinar format. You can lie on the couch, drink tea or wine, and even do household chores:)
- The meeting takes place in the free Zoom program. It's very simple, you can participate from your computer, phone or tablet.
- The starting time of the excursion is indicated in Moscow. The link to order will be available on the ticket after payment. Also, 1 hour before the start of the tour, we will send you a reminder by mail.
- After the tour, we will send you additional materials so that you can immerse yourself in the topic: presentation, list of films, videos and books.
My other online excursions in Paris
- Versailles - the pearl of the French crown
- Paris Online Walking Tour: From Champs Elysees to Notre Dame
€ 15 discount on any guided tour
In addition, you will receive a one-time 15 € discount on any of my offline excursions (valid indefinitely). See you in France!
The excursion starts at the screen:) in the Zoom program. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.