The National Art Center, Tokyo

Painting Love in the Louvre Collections

Baron François Gérard, Cupid and Psyche, also known as Psyche Receiving Cupid’s First Kiss, oil on canvas, 186 x 132 cm, Musée du Louvre, Paris

March 1 (Wed) – June 12 (Mon), 10:00-18:00 (last entry 17:30)
*Open from 10:00-20:00 on Fridays, Saturdays (last entry 19:30)
*Closed on Tuesdays, except will be open on May 2 (Tues)
The National Art Center, Tokyo, Special Exhibition Gallery 1E
[Participation fee]
General 2,100 yen; university students 1,400 yen; high school students 1,000 yen
Love, the fundamental human emotion, has been one of the fundamental themes of Western art since ancient times. This exhibition brings to light how love has been expressed in various forms, including the love of the gods in Greek and Roman mythology, the love of real people, and the love of Christianity, through 73 paintings carefully selected from the Louvre’s vast collection. From the 16th century to the mid-19th century, you’ll enjoy the various aspects of love expressed by major European painters.