Porcelain plate "Rose du Louvre" - Othoniel x Louvre
To mark the 30th anniversary of the Pyramid, the Louvre Museum has invited the artist Jean-Michel Othoniel to propose an original creation inspired by a detail of a painting by Rubens, in six paintings and a book.
To create these paintings, the artist was inspired by the rose painted by Rubens in The Marriage of Marie de Medici and Henry 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 visitors to a dreamlike walk combining sculptures, a marvelous herbarium, paintings and garden.
Made in France / Porcelain / 16 cm