Le Louvre

Life-size staged photographs of people standing in front of iconic paintings in the Louvre Museum, Paris.

Aëgerter’s Louvre photographs deal with a normal situation which is re-enacted outside the opening hours. The photographs have not been Photoshopped or manipulated in any way. The encounters are potential realities resulting from observations and earlier experiences with the Catalogue des Chefs-d’oeuvre du Musée du Louvre.

The observers of Aëgerter’s photographs might identify with the spectators. What are we looking at?

Related projects:
Catalogue des chefs –d’oeuvre du Musée du Louvre

Het Apparaat
Hermitage, The Modernists


Le Louvre

series of photographs, life-size of the original paintings



In the collection of the MAMAC, Musée d’art moderne et d’art contemporain, Nice (FR)

beeld2 Le Louvre bain turc

R.F. 1934-0804011126 (Le Bain Turc, Ingres) 98 cm diameter

beeld1 Le Louvre gran canale

R.F. 1961-33-0803041338 (Vue de la Salute à Venise, Canaletto) 105 x 135 cm

beeld3 Le Louvre estree

R.F. 1937-1-0803041149 (Soeurs d’Estree et de Villars, Ecole de Fontainebleau) 82 x 110 cm

beeld4 Le Louvre pieta

R.F. 1569-0803041122 (Pieta d’Avignon, Quarton) 120 x 165 cm

beeld5 Le Louvre gilles

M.I. 1121-0803041022 (Le Gilles, Watteau) 148 x 120 cm

beeld6 Le Louvre raie

INV. 3197-0803040946 (La Raie, Chardin) 100 x 126 cm

beeld7 Le Louvre tricheur

R.F. 1972-8-0804010922 (Le Tricheur, De La Tour) 85 x 118 cm

beeld8 Le Louvre valpincon

R.F. 259-0804011017 (La Baigneuse Valpincon, Ingres) 110 x 69 cm

beeld9 Le Louvre in ruimte beeld10 Le Louvre in ruimte beeld11 Le Louvre in ruimte

solo exhibition Appropriations, Institut Néerlandais, Paris, 2009

beeld12 Le Louvre in ruimte Mamac Nice, photo Muriel Anssens

solo exhibition Le Louvre, MAMAC, Nice (2010) © Muriel Anssens


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Nice 2010
Images collected from the internet, with visitors spontaneously posing in front of the artwork.