By Michel Laclotte,Mark Polizzotti
Art historian, curator, and museum director Michel Laclotte has been on the leading edge of French cultural lifestyles during the last part century. This casual autobiography sheds gentle on his tremendous occupation with heat and directness. Highlights comprise two decades as leader curator of portray and sculpture on the Musée du Louvre, heading the crew that created the Musée dOrsay, and taking the reins of the Louvre to steer the trouble that culminated within the museums transformation into the Grand Louvre,” one of many worlds preeminent cultural attractions.
Raising the curtain on fifty years of Western artwork scholarship, intrigue, and success, Laclotte introduces a unprecedented solid of characters who set Frances cultural path within the postwar interval from Charles de Gaulle and André Malraux within the Fifties to François Mitterand within the Nineteen Eighties and Nineteen Nineties. His tale overlaps with almost each significant scholarly determine in French paintings historical past of the final half-century, in addition to Laclottes mentors and associates all through and past Europe, from Roberto Longhi and Anthony Blunt to Sir John Pope-Hennessy and Millard Meiss. An incomparable testomony to a interval of seismic swap within the museum global, this quantity may be crucial interpreting for artwork global afficianados and all scholars of artwork and smooth culture.
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A Key to the Louvre: Memoirs of a Curator by Michel Laclotte,Mark Polizzotti