The Louvre in 8K

Memories of humanity's longing for beauty

A four-part series filmed in 8K that traces the 500-year history of the Louvre through some of its iconic pieces. The story begins in the 16th century with the arrival of the Mona Lisa, when Francis I, an admirer of the Italian Renaissance, invited Leonardo da Vinci to his court. In the 17th and 18th centuries, France grew into a leader in the arts under its Sun King, Louis XIV. In the era of Napoleon in the early 19th century, the Louvre saw a large expansion, while the rise of citizen power in the second half of the century brought more diversity to the collections. The delicate details of renowned masterpieces portray a great longing for beauty that spans five centuries.