N.B. This new module is optimized for the latest browsers (from Internet Explorer 10, Mozilla/Firefox 26, Safari 7, and Chrome 32).
The menu, which can be displayed at any time by clicking on the button (1), gives you access to the different sections and contents of the module.
The main sections (Observe, Understand, Compare) are displayed in an image slider (2). Scroll through the images to access the content of your choice.
To observe and compare more easily, you can close the menu completely—or partially (on computers and tablets), to simplify your browsing (3).
The zoom in (+) and zoom out (-) buttons - not available on smartphones
You can use these to see the work on the screen in closer detail (4). With touch screens, the usual options are available as well as the buttons (5). With computers, the button (6) allows you to display a miniature of the work with the current zoom level. In addition to the zoom in/zoom out buttons, the frame that appears on the miniature allows you to move around inside the work (by clicking and dragging).
The secondary menu
When the main menu is fully displayed, a horizontal menu appears at the bottom of the screen. You can use it to access the Louvre website, the table of contents of the module, and the home page of the particular “Focus” you are browsing. You can also access the French and Japanese versions of the module and the “Help” section (which you are currently viewing).
Zoom in/zoom out and (when appropriate) rotate the work or move around it (8) and explore its points of interest by clicking on the frame (9). Close the text box to return to the previous stage (10). Otherwise, move from one point of interest to another by moving around inside the work.
The button (11) allows you to activate or deactivate the frames that indicate the points of interest in the work.
Sometimes you can also listen to commentaries and musical or radio content relating to the work while you explore it interactively (zooming in or out, moving around inside the image). The button (12) displays an audio player, which you can close at any time to enjoy the full image while you listen.
Play the audiovisual sequences with commentaries by a curator. Subtitles (in French, English, or Japanese) can be activated at any time (on computers and tablets) (13). Click the button (14) for the “full screen” option, to make the most of the audiovisual sequences.
Compare the work with other works and with scientific tests (by displaying two, three or four images at a time, next to each other or superimposed). To optimize comparison, move the cursor (for superimposed images) (15), zoom in / zoom out, click and drag inside the image (16) and scroll through the galleries (17).
“Text box” button
The button (18) displays a text box relating to the object of your comparison. You can close this text box at any time to appreciate the images fully as you compare them.
View the definitions of terms related to the work in question or its artistic field.
This section suggests reference documents or online resources to learn more about the work.
Find informations about the work you are studying (museum label, location in the Musée du Louvre, scale), share your “Focus” experience on the social networks, and access other “Focus” features via a list of tags (19).