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The Muse du Louvre houses 35,000 works of art, including the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo, but how were they brought together as a collection? This free course examines the importance of art through history and the impact of personality and conflict.
By the end of this free course you should be able to:
- have an understanding of how the Grand Louvre has come to be as it is;
- critically discuss the claim that the collections in the Louvre constitute a significant part of the canon of Western European art;
- ask questions of museums and collections that are appropriate to art history.
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Musée du Louvre
This course will help you to understand how major art collections are brought together over long periods of time and why particular pieces gain notoriety.
This OpenLearn course provides a sample of Level 2 study in.
This free course includes adapted extracts from an Open University course which is no longer available to new students. If you found this interesting you could explore more free Visual Art courses or view the range of currently available OU Visual Art courses.
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Originally published: Monday, 2nd March 2015
Last updated on: Monday, 2nd March 2015
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