This fascinating book presents the universal theme of love as seen in artworks from many different ages and cultures. The Louvre's diverse collection ranges from classical examples such as Nicostratos' c. 150-100 BCE sculpture Couple on their Wedding Night to more modern works such as Fragonard's eighteenth-century painting The Lock. An array of different scenes in the gathered works present the many faces of love, from the first seeds of romance to sensual, passionate intrigues. Each painting or sculpture is shown in its ...

Love in the Louvre 2009, Flammarion-Pere Castor, Paris, France

ISBN-13: 9782080300775