The Origins of the Sacred Image. Icons from the Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko National Museum of Arts in Kyiv,
Musée du Louvre, Musée du Louvre - 75058 Paris Cedex 01
From June 14, 2023 to November 6, 2023
Icons from national Ukrainian collections, housed and presented at the Louvre
As a result of the conflict in Ukraine since February 2022 and a partnership with Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko National Museum of Arts in Kyiv, the Louvre currently houses sixteen of the most precious works from the national Ukrainian collections. Five icons from the 6th and 7th century, and 13th/14th centuries – encaustic paintings on wood or in micro-mosaic - are exhibited at the museum in Paris until 6 November 2023. This small but remarkable collection provides an insight into the beginnings of Byzantine art and how it took root in ancient tradition.
From 9am to 6pm and until 9.45pm on Fridays. Closed on Tuesdays