Animal Crossing New Horizons: where to see the paintings and sculptures in the game?

Published by Cécile de Sortiraparis · Photos by My de Sortiraparis · Published on April 12th, 2023 at 10:30 p.m.
Art or video game lovers, head to the museums of Paris, in search of the works sold by Rounard in Animal Crossing New Horizons, the Nintendo game.

Animal Crossing New Horizons lovers know that it is possible to own and exhibit some of the most beautiful works of art in the world on your island... If you manage to get the real paintings and sculptures from Rounard... But if you can outwit the seller, you can become the owner of Leonardo da Vinci 's Mona Lisa! An achievement that is not within the reach of everyone in real life... But by the way, what if we went from virtual to real?

No, this article will not explain how to buy the Mona Lisa. However, we can give you some useful information, if you want to admire the works of art in the game, away from your console, in the museums that house them.

There are nearly 30 paintings and 13 sculptures to collect in Animal Crossing New Horizons. These works are all inspired by real creations. Among them are Edvard Munch's The Scream, Van Gogh's Starry Night, Venus de Milo, Michelangelo's David, Birth of Venus, Hokusai's Wave... And good news: among these numerous works, several are exhibited in Paris!

Our first stop on this crazy journey is the Louvre Museum, which owns five of these works. The most famous Parisian museum allows us to admire the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, the painting The Summer by Arcimboldo, the Liberty guiding the people by Eugene Delacroix, as well as two statues: the Venus de Milo, and the Victory of Samothrace.

Then head for the Musée d'Orsay, which also houses some treasures. There you will find Jean-François Millet's Les Glaneuses , Édouard Manet's Le Fifre , and Paul Cézanne's Nature morte aux pommes et aux oranges. The museum also displays one of the versions of Van Gogh's Starry Night, but it is not the one displayed in the Nintendo game.

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The tour continues with three other works, scattered around the capital. We head to the Guimet museum to discover one of the copies of the Great Wave of Kanagawa, made by Hokusai. Then, we go to the Rodin museum to admire his famous Thinker, before finishing at the Samuel-Paty square, in the 5th district. In this small green space, you can see the Capitoline She-wolf, or at least a replica of the work, which is kept in the Capitoline Museums in Rome.

Art and video games, it's a nice mix that allows us to discover the greatest works of humanity!

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