Work : wood, cardboard and glue.
Structure : metal frame, mirror-polished steel facades.
Dimensions : H 6 m x diameter 13 m / H 19 11/16 x diameter 42 5/8 ft
Artist : Eva Jospin
Architects : Outsign – Marc Dolger, Damien Ziakovic
Project management support : Bruno-Paul Largy, Matthieu Botrel
Coordination project authority / project management : Ivan Ptakhine
Assistants : Pascale Arronis, Nicolas Dol, Ana Isabel Freitas, Thibault Grougi, Laureline Le, Marie Mur, Leonor Scavino, Melissa Vente.
Studio : « 6 bis », Vitry-sur-Seine.
Enlightening : Philippe Berthé
Created by French artist Eva Jospin, Panorama is an installation that combines sculpture and architecture. It is the first contemporary artwork exhibited in the Louvre’s prestigious and historical Cour Carrée.
As the title implies, this monumental work is the continuation of a European, historical tradition that reached its peak in the nineteenth century, and the Louvre holds some superb examples in its collection.
This monumental work is the continuation of a European, historical tradition that reached its peak in the nineteenth century.
Conceived by the artist as an urban panorama, this decagonal construction exalts its environment by the play of reflections from its mirror-polished steel facades, enhancing here the magnificent architecture of the Cour Carrée designed by Pierre Lescot and Jean Goujon in the sixteenth century.
The spectator can enter into this artistic, immersive architecture where a unique and intimate universe is revealed, a “mise en abyme” on the edge of realism and daydream ... an imaginary landscape, a rural madness where the eye wanders without a compass between undergrowth, forest and cave.
The virtuosity of Eva Jospin’s creation finds its most monumental and remarkable expression here, exploring the visual and metaphorical depths of cardboard, her preferred material, to transform it into a journey of discovery by the juxtaposition and overlay of multiple layers that have been sculpted, cut and shaped.
A spectacular work that is timeless and universal, Panorama is a call to travel in space and time, an invitation for all audiences to expand the imagination.
Besides, this first exhibition in the Louvre's Cour Carrée knew a huge public success with more than 300,000 visitors.