This summer, the Louvre Museum and the National Art Center of Tokyo pair up to offer an exclusive exhibition on its evolution of the art of portraiture. More than a hundred works from all the departments of the Parisian museum are presented and capture the characteristics, the continuities and the ruptures of the representation of men and women from Ancient Egypt to the European nineteenth century.
The exhibition goes through the different roles of portraiture overtime: fixing the memory of loved ones, celebrating the power of leaders or simply playing with one’s own image. This transversal approach provides a complete depiction of the evolution of portraiture from its birth to the subversion of its codes of representation.“The Art of Portraiture” is also the occasion to enjoy the exceptional showcase of masterpieces like the portrait of Alexander the Great, Napoleon and Veronese’s La Bella Nani.
May 30–Sept 3. Closed Tuesdays except August 14. 10am–6pm (Closes late on Fridays and Saturdays, until 8pm in June, until 9pm in July, August, September). ¥1,600 for adults, discounts for students.