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At the Louvre, The ceiling of discord


INVESTIGATION - The Cy Twombly foundation accuses the museum of having distorted the work painted on a ceiling by the American artist by modifying the decor of the room in which it is located. A textbook case around the question of the moral rights of artists which is not without evoking ...

It is a time that suddenly seems distant.

And yet it only dates back to March 25, 2010. On that day, the Louvre Museum inaugurated

The Ceiling

, the

"ceiling created by Cy Twombly

for the room of ancient bronzes, the most monumental work of the palace by its size, 400 m2 of blue sky, animated by the movement of a few floating spheres"


The Louvre, proud of its spectacular commission from an American artist at the peak of its popularity, issued a commemorative postcard.

“White cartridges shelter the names of the main Greek sculptors: Praxiteles, Phidias, Myron, Polyclète… Mythology and poetry celebrate the architectural framework of this room built in the 16th century”

, underlined the first of the French museums.

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At the Louvre, the clouds of controversy are accumulating around the celestial ceiling of Cy Twombly

The artist blessed by the gods, decorated the same morning with the Legion of Honor at the age of 82 by the Minister of Culture, Frédéric Mitterrand, was present, duly escorted by Tout-Paris and his patrons, Janet Wolfson de Botton (1 M €) and Manhattan gallery owner Larry Gagosian (€ 200,000).

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Source: lefigaro

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