The Italian School

Another strong feature of the Louvre collections, the Italian paintings are exhibited in Denon Wing; the Salon Carré, the Salle des Etats and the Grande Galerie. With around 800 works on show, they form an ensemble which offers a chronological journey through the history of Italian art. Within the Grand Louvre Project, these areas will be undergoing fundamental reorganisation over the next two years.

The major works include:

Antonello da Messina
Christ at the Column detail
Circa 1475-1479
Wood - H 0,258 m; W 0,21 m

Andrea Mantegna
Saint Sebastian detail
Canvas - H 2.55 m; W 1.40 m

Raffaello Santi, named Rafael
Madonna with child and St. John the Baptist
("La Belle Jardinière")
Wood - H 1,22; W 0,80 m

"Le Concert Champêtre" detail
Canvas - H 1.10 m; W 1.38 m

The Weddingfeast at Cana detail
Canvas - H 6.66 m; W 9.90 m

Annibale Carracci
Fishing detail
Circa 1585-1588
Canvas - H 1,35 m; W 2,53 m

Michelangelo Merisi, named Caravaggio
Death of the Virgin detail
Canvas - H 3,69 m; W 2,45 m

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