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Musée du Louvre
The Musée du Louvre houses 35,000 works of art, including the Mona Lisa and the Venus...
The Musée 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 unit examines the importance of art through history and the impact of personality and conflict.
By the end of this unit 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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This unit will help you to understand how major art collections are brought together over long periods of time and why particular pieces gain notoriety.
The unit is based on a series of video clips taken from a TV programme created originally for the OU course A216 Art and its histories which is no longer taught by the University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore other courses we offer in this. The complete TV programme lasts about 50 minutes, and it is quite rich and detailed, so you might like to return to this unit to view the programme again once you have progressed your studies in the history of art.
This is an extract 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: Wednesday, 27th August 2014
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