Masks, Masquerades and Mascarons at the Louvre – Paris

Masks, Masquerades and Mascarons at the Louvre – ParisMasks, Masquerades and Mascarons at the Louvre – ParisMasks, Masquerades and Mascarons at the Louvre – Paris

June 19, 2014 through September 22, 2014

– Masks, Masquerades and Mascarons, is comprised of one hundred fascinating works in a variety of media including painting, drawing, engraving and sculpture presented alongside an array of archaeological artifacts that explore the mask as paradox, both a religious element and object of vanity, concealing yet revealing, horrifying and seductive, imitative but misleading. Spanning 4,000 years of human history, the installation focuses on five specific areas including Sacred Masks, Carnival Masks, Commedia dell’Arte Masks, Funerary Masks and Mascarons (masks used as ornamentation in architecture and design.) Highlights of the display include a, “Phoenician Funeral Mask,” (1300 B.C.) fabricated in gold, “Greek Comedy and Tragedy Masks,” (second century A.D.) intricately carved into a marble sarcophagus lid, a terracotta, Florentine, “Death Mask of an Woman,” (fifteenth century), an unsigned, French, watercolor of a, “Figure in a Plumed Mask, Profile to the Right,” (1638), Perino del Vaga’s drawing of, “Three Commedia dell’arte Masks,” (1639), Wenceslaus Hollar’s etching of a mysterious masked woman in, “Winter,” (1643) and Claude Gillot’s painting, “The Two Coaches,” (1712–16) that captures an elaborately masked Carnival goer.

 

“The Two Coaches” (1712–16) - Claude Gillot

“The Two Coaches” (1712–16) – Claude Gillot

"Winter" (1643) - Wenceslaus Hollar

“Winter” (1643) – Wenceslaus Hollar

“Phoenician Funeral Mask” (1300 B.C.)

“Phoenician Funeral Mask” (1300 B.C.)


Official Exhibition Site

 

LOUVRE MUSEUM

(MUSÉE DU LOUVRE)

RUE DU LOUVRE AT RUE DE RIVOLI

75058 PARIS, FRANCE

(1) 40-20-53-17

 

 

 

 

 

Masks, Masquerades and Mascarons

 

VISITING HOURS:

OPEN MONDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FROM 9 A.M. TO 6 P.M.

OPEN WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY FROM 9 A.M. TO 9:45 P.M.

CLOSED ON TUESDAY.

CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS ON JANUARY 1, MAY 1 AND DECEMBER 25.

 

ADMISSION:

12€ FOR AN ADULT TICKET WHICH INCLUDES ENTRY TO THE EXHIBITION AND PERMANENT COLLECTION.

FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL VISITORS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE.

FREE ADMISSION FOR EVERYONE ON THE FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH AND ON JULY 14.

 

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE

 

 

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