Synopsis by Sarah Welsh
The Louvre is undoubtedly one of the most impressive tourist destinations in the world, but throughout its two hundred years it has been much more than a storage house for great works of art. The museum serves as a spiritual home to master artists -- a place to study, create, conspire, and even worship. This third and final volume of the Louvre's bicentennial documentary series gives a vision of the museum through the eyes of Courbet, Degas, and Cezanne -- three painters whose personal notebooks, sketches, and writings reveal the extent to which the palace on the Seine figured into their lives, their inspiration, and their work. Features additional commentary on the work of Ingres, Delacroix, Zola, Manet, and Picasso; ideal for art lovers or for educational use.