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If you own a television from Samsung’s ‘The Frame’ series, you could soon skip the crowds and admire the most famous painting in the world whenever you wish.
Bonus: it’s authenticated by the Musée du Louvre in Paris, which has signed on a partnership with Samsung to bring 42 of its most beloved artworks to The Frame televisions.
In the first place, Samsung’s The Frame is intended to appear as a slim picture frame, as its name suggests. Buyers are given two frame types in a variety of colors: there’s modern in white, teak, and brown; and beveled in white and brick red.
Masterpieces like Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Paolo Veronese’s The Wedding at Cana, along with photos of the Louvre grounds, will join the Samsung Art Store’s 1,500 artworks, enhanced at 4K picture quality, from museums and galleries in 43 countries. Establishments involved in the program include London’s Tate Modern, Madrid’s Prado Museum, Vienna’s Albertina Museum, Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum, Saint Petersburg’s Hermitage State Museum, and the LUMAS online gallery.
The 42 Louvre artworks will be added exclusively for The Frame users later this year. When not in use, the televisions can be switched to Ambient Mode, which tells the devices to showcase art.
“The Louvre is a venue of discovery, imbued with emotion, a spectacular setting for artistic masterpieces. Admiring works from its collection every day, at home, as well as views of the building, galleries and gardens, is a wonderful way to see and understand the extraordinary beauty of this museum,” says Yann Le Touher, Head of Development, Brand Licensing and Commercial Partnerships of the Louvre.
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