Masterpieces from the Torlonia Collection: a magnificent sculpture exhibition at the Musée du Louvre

Published by Cécile de Sortiraparis · Photos by Cécile de Sortiraparis · Published on June 25th, 2024 at 06:06 p.m.
Come and admire the treasures of ancient Rome, with a visit to the "Masterpieces from the Torlonia Collection" exhibition, at the Musée du Louvre, from June 26 to November 11, 2024.

Art and culture lovers, don't miss this exhibition. The Musée du Louvre unveils masterpieces from the Torlonia collection, exceptional ancient Roman sculptures that have not been shown in France for almost a century. Come and admire these incredible works from June 26 to November 11, 2024.

The sculptures in the Torlonia Collection belong to a private collection built up by the Torlonia princes, Roman noblemen who built their fortunes between the 18th and 19th centuries. This family of collectors worked hard throughout the 19th century to find and buy these incredible antique pieces, and create what is today the largest private collection of antiques in the world.

Rarely shown to the general public, these sculptures are on display at the Louvre in an equally remarkable setting. They can be admired in the restored apartments of Anne of Austria, the home of the Paris museum's permanent collection of antique sculptures.

French and Italian works thus enter into a graceful dialogue. Of course, this exhibition allows us to admire some incredible masterpieces. But it also allows us to question the Western passion for ancient art and culture, and the role of these objects of art and history in the creation of museums and institutions that preserve culture.

The sharing of Greek and Roman cultures, the art of copying, the choice of restorations and misappropriations: a single sculpture can tell us a great deal about the habits and customs of its era. This exhibition reveals as much about Roman art and society as it does about the successive techniques used to restore the pieces.

These sculptures are of the utmost finesse: in a veil, in the details of a face, you can see all the talent of the artists. Their beauty is only heightened by the majestic setting of Anne of Austria's apartments: the gilded, painted ceilings are as much awe-inspiring as the historical works from Italy.

The Musée du Louvre is hosting an exceptional exhibition in a majestic setting. Come and discover Masterpieces from the Torlonia Collection.

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Dates and Opening Time
From June 26th, 2024 to November 11th, 2024

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    musée du louvre
    75001 Paris 1

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    Metro Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre

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    Moins de 26 ans: Free
    Plein tarif: €22

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    www.louvre.fr

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