Rohan at the Louvre

Author: Hirohiko Araki
Publisher: Nbm Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781561636150
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Rohan, a young mangaka, is led by a mysterious woman to a cursed painting deep in the bowels of the Louvre.

Museum Vaults Excerpts from the Journal of an Expert

Author: Marc-Antoine Mathieu
Publisher: NBM Publishing
ISBN: 1561638706
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The next volume in the striking collection in co-publication with the Louvre museum. An art assessor must evaluate the vast collections of the Louvre in an alternate Kafkaesque world where all is warehoused in an endless ever deepening succession of basement levels. Mathieu, an artist who marries Escher with Kafka, brings stinging irony to the pompousness of art history.

Cruising Through the Louvre

Author: David Prudhomme
Publisher: NBM
ISBN: 1561639923
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An artist's unique take on the museum experience: peoplewatching Author and artist David Prudhomme meanders through the Louvre, feeling as if in the panels of a giant comic while he himself is creating his own is this graphic novel. In this institution, all manner of people from all over the world rub elbows quietly. So Prudhomme decides to cruise through the museum, not to look at the world famous art, but to observe the people and their interaction with it. As he wanders, he discovers a group of students somehow stuck together just as in the shipwreck on the Raft of the Medusa; a man standing behind the Seated Scribe, as if attempting to read over his shoulder; and in the hall of antiquities, a woman placing her head in a lion's mouth. This work presents readers a strange, silent, and casual choreography, danced in the midst of one of the most prestigious museums in the world.

Phantoms of the Louvre

Author: Enki Bilal
Publisher: NBM Publishing
ISBN: 1561638412
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Superstar comic artist Enki Bilal reimagines the Louvre as a ghostly place in this series of 22 portraits. The Mona Lisa, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, a reclining Christ, an Egyptian bust—these and other works of art are seen through the eyes of their own particular phantom. The motley collection of men, women, and children presented in these vignettes— a Roman legionary, a muse, a painter, and a German officer, among others—have little in common other than their often violent demises and an eternity spent haunting the iconic Parisian museum. Bilal recounts the life stories of these lost souls in dramatic biographies that combine fiction and historical reality, often evoking the creation of the works in question. The paintings that compose this graphic novel were presented in a special exhibition at the Louvre in early 2013.

Die W chter des Louvre

Author: Jiro Taniguchi
Publisher: Carlsen
ISBN: 3646707372
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Auf Du & Du mit der Mona Lisa, beim Picknick mit van Gogh, im Austausch mit berühmten Landschaftsmalern, bei der Evakuierung der Kunstschätze vor den deutschen Besatzern... Wie im Traum wandelt ein Mangazeichner durch die Kunstsammlung des Louvre. Herumgeführt wird er dabei von keiner Geringeren als der Nike von Samothrake, die ihn in die Geheimnisse des Museums einweiht – denn jedes Kunstwerk hat seinen eigenen Wächter. Jiro Taniguchi hat für die Edition des Museum Louvre einen extraordinären Band geschaffen, in dem er auf den Spuren seiner Vorbilder wandelt. Gestaltet hat er diesen als großformatiges Album, das einen beim Lesen förmlich in die Realität und Kunst(geschichte) eintauchen lässt.