A VISIT TO THE LOUVRE

A film by Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet
2004, 48 minutes
No. 119
Documentary


A VISIT TO THE LOUVRE
$500.00
CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ONLY FOR 35MM RENTAL.

Description
Straub and Huillet had fierce opinions about the presentation and preservation of art in museums, from the use of protective glass to the way paintings are hung, lit, and conserved.

Their visit to the Louvre is a reflection of these strong sentiments, as well as a richly revealing look at their way of looking. They use words attributed to Paul Cézanne (as quoted by Joaquim Gasquet) to critique images, venomous about some artists (David, Ingres) while honey-tongued about others (Murillo, Tintoretto, Veronese, Delacroix, Courbet).

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