Leonardo after darkish: Louvre museum proclaims all-night viewing expertise

Wanting one thing to do at round 4am on a weekend in Paris late in February?

How a few (free) go to to the Paris Louvre museum’s show-stopping exhibition of the Italian Renaissance grasp Leonardo da Vinci, hailed by critics as probably the most vital show of his works in years?

The Louvre introduced just lately that for its closing days of opening on Friday (Feb 21), Saturday (Feb 22) and Sunday (Feb 23), the exhibition could be open all evening in addition to for its common daytime hours.

“For guests it will likely be a novel probability to see or see once more all these works by this genius of the Renaissance and in a specific environment at evening,” the pinnacle of the Louvre, Jean-Luc Martinez, instructed the Journal du dimanche newspaper.

Entry can be a free however a reservation made on-line can be compulsory. Over 30,000 tickets can be up for grabs.

The intention is to “say once more to everybody that this museum is for everyone,” added Martinez.

The exhibition, which opened in late October, marks 500 years for the reason that loss of life of Leonardo within the historic city of Amboise within the Loire Valley on Could 2,1519.

It teams 162 works together with loans by Queen Elizabeth II of Britain from the Royal Assortment, the British Museum, the Hermitage of Saint Petersburg and the Vatican.

It doesn’t embody Leonardo’s most well-known work the Mona Lisa which, though within the Louvre, organisers determined ought to stay in its regular exhibition area to keep away from overcrowding.

The opposite notable no-show is the Salvator Mundi, the work that turned the costliest portray ever bought when it fetched US$450mil (RM1.8bil) at a Christie’s public sale in 2017.

Thriller now surrounds the portray – whose authenticity is disputed by some specialists – because it has not been seen in public ever for the reason that record-shattering sale.

Rumours have once in a while swirled it’d make an look on the exhibition however thus far it hasn’t. – AFP

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