Museum masterpieces - venus de milo

Monnaie de Paris is celebrating the phenomenal productivity of pictorial art in France for several centuries by unveiling a new series that pays tribute to the masterpieces of French museums. The series commemorates the trends and influences - Renaissance, Baroque, Impressionism - honouring two major masterpieces each year.

Pièces emblématiques

This famous Greek sculpture was discovered in 1820 in Milos, an island southwest of the Cyclades. The history of this statue is steeped in mystery. The reverse is common to the series. It depicts several views of many major French museums: the Musée d’Orsay, the Louvre, the Hôtel Salé, which houses the Picasso Museum. the Hôtel Biron, the current Rodin Museum, and the Centre Pompidou.