Visit The Louvre Via CD-ROM Le Louvre

The Palace & Its Paintings CD brings treasures from one of the greatest museums in history into classrooms and homes worldwide. Everyone from students learning about The Louvre for the first time to sophisticated art experts can explore and study such classics as da Vinci's Mona Lisa, Gericault's The Raft of Medusa and Ingres' The Turkish Baths on their computer's screen. The only Louvre multimedia project endorsed by the museum, this award-winning CD-ROM takes users on an in-depth, virtual tour showcasing eight centuries of history featuring 100 of the museum's most celebrated paintings. Powerful zoom functions allow viewers to literally see the brush strokes that make up these works of art. Explanations of composition, construction and intricate details are also available. Montparnasse Multimedia, San Rafael, CA, (415) 507-9524. WM

This article originally appeared in the 08/01/1996 issue of THE Journal.