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Charles Le Brun

Musée du Louvre-Lens


The painter Charles Le Brun (1619–1690) is being given pride of place at the Louvre-Lens. Like Delacroix for Romanticism and Monet for Impressionism, Le Brun stands out as the embodiment of an epoch: the age of Louis XIV. Son of a humble sculptor of tombstones, he was the King’s First Painter for almost thirty years; it is to him that we owe the decoration of the Hall of Mirrors in the Château de Versailles. Read more.

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Allégorie du Tibre

Allégorie du Tibre (1645), Charles Le Brun. © Agence Photo F

Deux têtes de perroquet

Deux têtes de perroquet (1668-78), Charles Le Brun. © RMN-GP (musée du Louvre) / Daniel Arnaudet

L'Adoration des bergers

L’Adoration des bergers (1689), Charles Le Brun. © RMN-GP (musée du Louvre) / Franck Raux

La Mort de Caton

La Mort de Caton (1645), Charles Le Brun. © Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Arras

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