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The Louvre's entire collection now online, free

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  1. buster poser

    buster poser Friend of Leo's Platinum Supporter

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    Pretty rad:

    https://collections.louvre.fr/en/

    "Today, the Louvre is dusting off its treasures, even the least-known," President-Director of the Musée du Louvre, Jean-Luc Martinez, said in a press release. "For the first time, anyone can access the entire collection of works from a computer or smartphone for free, whether they are on display in the museum, on loan, even long-term, or in storage. The Louvre's stunning cultural heritage is all now just a click away!"
     
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    I think I broke it. Could only get the first page. Probably me. Wonderful place to visit for sure.
     
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    COOL!
     
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    Wow, what an incredible resource. Thanks for sharing, I'll have to remember to have more of a deep dive on this later
     
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    Bookmarked. Thanks.
     
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    Never heard of it. Is that a band?

















    kidding
     
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    idjster VERY grateful member Silver Supporter

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    Wow! A wonderful resource! I'm in awe of how much work it likely was to digitize the whole collection, and then make it available. Magnificent!!
     
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    How do you search for anything. If I punch in Mona Lisa, I get nothing. Da Vinci doesn't bring anything either.
     
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    Cam Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks! Went there in 1978 and sad to say I only had a 2.5 hour timeline to see it all. A fast walk 5-10 second max view per great historic work. I wish I had several days. At least I saw them! How lame! But that was my schedule! I will enjoy the link!
     
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    Free!! I'll take the Mona Lisa and one other of your choosing.....
     
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    That’s awesome, but it there is nothing like seeing artwork like that in person. My wife went back to school many years ago to study art and art history. I used to help her study for the art history tests. I’d show her pictures from her book and she’d have to name the work, artist etc. I saw a lot of famous paintings in those books. Some were impressive, others were meh. There was one particular painting on the cover of her book that I thought was really stupid.

    The summer after she graduated we took a trip to Italy and France. We were in a museum in Italy and there was the painting on the cover of her book. It had to be 12 feet tall and one of the most impressive paintings I’ve ever seen. There were a lot of other example where seeing it in person made me realize “that’s why this piece is famous.”
     
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    Totally agree. What’s the coolest to me about this is that all the stuff that’s not on physical display is also viewable here. Not sure what the percentage is, but a lot of big museums I’ve been to tell you only a small percentage of their permanent collections are on display at any one time.

    Painting and photography in particular surprise a lot of people when they see works in person. Viewing most anything with light being shot into your eyes is sub standard and you will never translate the texture or scale. I always think of Pollock and Rothko, maligned as those two dudes are by the “my kid could do that” crowd. You really have to see them.

    Helluva second place though, esp for those of us who won’t be hitting Paris up any time soon.
     
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    Very cool, thank you!
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. A great way to NOT waste time on the internet! Visited the real thing once and there’s no way I could describe just how magnificent it is. I’ve promised myself a return trip to Paris in order to spend at least a week doing nothing but hanging out in cafes and museums. It’s truly one the greatest cities I’ve ever visited.:)
     
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    Most welcome @Greggorios

    FWIW I worked for the Smithsonian in a non-art capacity for a few years a decade or so back, and they were just starting to buy the gear to 3D-scan each and every object in their various museums.

    Not sure how far along they are now or how/if they’ll be doing the aircraft and very large objects, but that will be some archive when they get done. The sheer volume of stuff I saw in my time in and underneath those buildings was mind boggling.
     
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    thanks for the link; i've always wanted to go to the loover
     
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    Bummer, it auto fills for me on a phone. Completes Da V’s full name. Browser issue maybe?
     
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    thank you for posting .


    and phooey I want to see the smut that they hide in the basement of the vatican museum.
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    I’ve visited the Louvre many times; I once ran an IT project for Lucent in Paris. My favorite item in the museum is the winged Samothrace Nike statue.

    In Paris the Musee D’Orsay runs a very close second.
     
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