Produced by Boutique de Musees
5.5 x 8 in.
For the 30th anniversary of the Pyramid, the Louvre Museum invited artist Jean-Michel Othoniel to create an original work inspired by a detail from a Rubens painting, in six paintings and a book.
To create these canvases, the artist was inspired by the rose painted by Rubens in The Marriage of Marie de Médicis and Henri IV (1621-1625).
This rose is for Jean-Michel Othoniel the emblematic flower of the museum. Queen among flowers, triumphant, symbol of power and passion, this rose painted with great freedom speaks to us of the destiny of a woman, of her beauty, of her love stronger than death, of the history of France, of the history of the museum. With this installation, Jean-Michel Othoniel invites the visitors to a dreamlike walk mixing sculptures, wonderful herbarium, paintings and garden.