Department of Paintings

The Louvre museum houses more than 6 000 European paintings dating from the end of the XIIIth century to the mid XIXth century, in a wide variety of genres and formats, from miniatures to monumental canvases, and offering encyclopedic diversity.

Since 1794, the Department of Paintings has been organised into national schools. At the end of the Grand Louvre Project, the Department of Paintings will cover an exhibiting area in the region of 17 850 m2, which will be divided among the various schools.

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The French School
The Italian School
The Flemish, Dutch and German Schools
The Spanish and English Schools
How the Collection was Formed

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