Les Chats du Louvre - Intégrale
Monsieur Marcel est un vieux gardien de nuit, dont la famille travaille au Louvre depuis des générations. Un soir, il révèle à Cécile, une guide avec qui il a sympathisé, son secret qui le hante depuis plus de cinquante ans. Alors qu'il était enfant, sa sœur aînée, Arrietta, a mystérieusement disparu. Pour lui, même si cela semble impossible, elle s'en est allée dans un tableau du Louvre. Or il se trouve qu un des chats, Flocon, qui habite dans les combles du musée, que Marcel vient nourrir la nuit, serait capable lui aussi de pénétrer à l'intérieur des toiles...

Les Chats du Louvre - Intégrale Details

TitleLes Chats du Louvre - Intégrale
Author
LanguageFrench
ReleaseOct 11th, 2018
PublisherFuturopolis
ISBN-139782754825658
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Comics, Art

Les Chats du Louvre - Intégrale Review

  • Dani ❤️ Perspective of a Writer
    January 1, 1970
    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer...The PremiseMysterious happenings are afoot in the night time hours at the world-renowned Louvre museum in Paris. Because in the attic live a small family of cats... and one of them has an unusual affinity for the art. Snowbebe is the odd cat out, a small white kitten who threatens the other cats existence with his bold appearances in the museum. It catches the attention of a tour guide who befriends the night manager who has a mysterious connection to our little white cat.Writer...The Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer...The PremiseMysterious happenings are afoot in the night time hours at the world-renowned Louvre museum in Paris. Because in the attic live a small family of cats... and one of them has an unusual affinity for the art. Snowbebe is the odd cat out, a small white kitten who threatens the other cats existence with his bold appearances in the museum. It catches the attention of a tour guide who befriends the night manager who has a mysterious connection to our little white cat. Cats of the Louvre embodies philosophy and perspective to craft a story that is quintessential Japanese, adult and sweet in an edgy and dreamy sort of way.The BuzzTaiyo Matsumoto effortlessly crafts a moody atmosphere for the Louvre at night for Cats of the Louvre. You sense right away that all is not right in the museum never suspecting that at the center of it all is a small white kitten. As we get to know Marcel, the night caretaker, we learn that the art hanging on the walls can be dangerous to those that can hear them. Snowbebe has those kinds of ears and spends all of his time concentrated on the paintings that he's become quite estranged from his little cat family. The FeelsTwiggy, one of the other cats, worries over Snowbebe in Cats of the Louvre and totally wins my heart for it. There is quite a startling event with him that totally had my heart in my throat. Actually I was quite surprised at the powerful events at the heart of this quietly paranormal story. We have a little girl who isn't lost, a missing painting, a rabid dog, an assassin cat, a philosophical spider and a family of cats that take on human personas when they are alone. The VisualsI really loved that the entire Cats of the Louvre story is packed into one large volume. Taiyo Matsumoto's style is quite distinct and takes you by surprise at it slowly creates a unique world that involves cats in an Art Museum. The humanized cat forms were so Parisian that their design really helped to contribute to the overall sense of the Louvre. My favorite characters by far are the night caretaker and art restorer and not the cats!! I found their connection to the mysterious power of the art to be fascinating as outsiders peering in.Cats of the Louvre is a standalone volume by Taiyo Matsumoto, an Eisner Award winner. This is not a cutsie story about cats posing in the most famous art museum... It's quintessential Japanese, adult and sweet in an edgy and dreamy sort of way. And will leave you thinking about what it all means long after you finish it!⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Authenticity⋆ ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Tension⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Plot⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ArtThanks to Edelweiss and VIZ Media for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review. It has not influenced my opinions.______________________You can find this manga review and many others on my book blog every Monday @ Perspective of a Writer. See my manga and graphic novel reviews at the bottom of the page.Please like this review if you enjoyed it! *bow* *bow* It helps me out a ton!!
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  • Elaine
    January 1, 1970
    If The Invention of Hugo Cabret met the musical version of Cats, I fell like this book would be the love child. The movement in the illustration is amazing, and then you're jarred by the realism of the artwork and the gut punch of the story. I'm not sure I fully understand it, but I can definitely feel this one.
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  • Ruthsic
    January 1, 1970
    Cats living in the Lourve - when I first saw the synopsis I was like, 'How cute!', and I must say I have never felt so betrayed. I mean, I thought it will be magical and adorable, and what I was given was a sad story about a missing girl, a depressed cat and a bittersweet tale? Like, WHAT? The story is, as the name suggests, mostly about the cats living in hiding in some part of the Lourve castle - they are being fed by an old night guard, but they can't be seen running around during the day, yo Cats living in the Lourve - when I first saw the synopsis I was like, 'How cute!', and I must say I have never felt so betrayed. I mean, I thought it will be magical and adorable, and what I was given was a sad story about a missing girl, a depressed cat and a bittersweet tale? Like, WHAT? The story is, as the name suggests, mostly about the cats living in hiding in some part of the Lourve castle - they are being fed by an old night guard, but they can't be seen running around during the day, you know, because well they will be caught and removed from the premises. So the community of cats that lives there makes sure that the kitten, Snow Bebe doesn't get out and be seen, which of course, doesn't always work. He is seen by one of the museum guides, who along with the night guard, starts to uncover the mystery of his missing sister (who disappeared decades ago into a painting) and is helped indirectly by Snow Bebe. The artwork is a bit rough in its linework and character design, and the anthropomorphic cats switch between cat form and well, the Cats musical form. As I mentioned, it has more sad moments (is it the French setting?) than cute moments and at the end, I don't really know where the story actually had intended to go, or if it was just supposed to be about their life. Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review from Viz Media LLC, via Edelweiss.
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  • Ghostcat
    January 1, 1970
    This new volume about the Louvre Museum has exactly the same flaws and qualities that the Taniguchi one. Matsumoto uses his own unique style in the most brilliant way, the drawings and atmosphere are beautiful and fascinating, and of course quite sad. I liked a lot the general idea and how it connects with the Museum but it seems that he didn't know where to go with it, it lacks a little something more personal, but it is quite logical for a command work.
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  • Oswego Public Library District
    January 1, 1970
    Strange things are happening in the Louvre after hours, and at the heart of it is a small white cat. A family of cats lives in the rafters of the world-renowned museum, and they’re supposed to stay there and out of sight. But for the small white cat Snowbébé, his wandering spirit often gets the best of him, and he slips away to indulge his mysterious affinity for the art. When a tour guide takes notice of him during the day, it leads her to the night caretaker, an old man with a secret. This dre Strange things are happening in the Louvre after hours, and at the heart of it is a small white cat. A family of cats lives in the rafters of the world-renowned museum, and they’re supposed to stay there and out of sight. But for the small white cat Snowbébé, his wandering spirit often gets the best of him, and he slips away to indulge his mysterious affinity for the art. When a tour guide takes notice of him during the day, it leads her to the night caretaker, an old man with a secret. This dreamy, ethereal tale flows with Parisian style and Japanese influence. The cats’ personalities are just as strong as those of the humans, and their interactions tug the heartstrings. This is a quiet story set in a richly beautiful and melancholic atmosphere, and it’s about characters who feel that they don’t fit in the world, so they escape into the paintings. They are drawn by the power and allure of art until they become entirely estranged from the real world. This is a surprising, delicate, and unique example of manga at its finest. –ADClick here to place a hold: Cats of the Louvre .For another poignant story about cats with Japanese inspiration, try The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa.
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  • Andrea
    January 1, 1970
    Strange things are happening in the Louvre after hours, and at the heart of it is a small white cat. A family of cats lives in the rafters of the world-renowned museum, and they’re supposed to stay there and out of sight. But for the small white cat Snowbébé, his wandering spirit often gets the best of him, and he slips away to indulge his mysterious affinity for the art. When a tour guide takes notice of him during the day, it leads her to the night caretaker, an old man with a secret. This dre Strange things are happening in the Louvre after hours, and at the heart of it is a small white cat. A family of cats lives in the rafters of the world-renowned museum, and they’re supposed to stay there and out of sight. But for the small white cat Snowbébé, his wandering spirit often gets the best of him, and he slips away to indulge his mysterious affinity for the art. When a tour guide takes notice of him during the day, it leads her to the night caretaker, an old man with a secret. This dreamy, ethereal tale flows with Parisian style and Japanese influence. The cats’ personalities are just as strong as those of the humans, and their interactions tug your heartstrings. This is a quiet story set in a richly beautiful and melancholic atmosphere, and it’s about characters who feel that they don’t fit in the world, so they escape into the paintings. They are drawn by the power and allure of art until they become entirely estranged from the real world. This is a surprising, delicate, and unique example of manga at its finest.
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  • Amanda K
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks to Edelweiss for the e-arc!I'd give this one a 3.5It's a surreal and ethereal story running in parallel between the human world 50 years ago and the current crop of cats illicitly living in the Louvre, only emerging at night. Both story lines center on characters who don't quite fit in this world, don;t seem to age and can escape reality into the world of paintings. It's a quiet story that builds slowly, as paint layered gradually reveals the artist's intention. Vo Thanks to Edelweiss for the e-arc!I'd give this one a 3.5It's a surreal and ethereal story running in parallel between the human world 50 years ago and the current crop of cats illicitly living in the Louvre, only emerging at night. Both story lines center on characters who don't quite fit in this world, don;t seem to age and can escape reality into the world of paintings. It's a quiet story that builds slowly, as paint layered gradually reveals the artist's intention. Volume one is mostly world building while volume two brings the story lines together. One thing that made the story less compelling for me was the disconnect between the human characters and the cats. The cats change between relatively realistic cats and anthropomorphic ones. They express mood by body language and exaggerated facial features. By contrast the humans are very flat, relying almost exclusively on dialogue to convey mood and rarely even having different mouth or eyebrow positions. It made the human story almost boring until the plot met up with the cats again.
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  • محمود راضي
    January 1, 1970
    من مفضلاتي لهذا العام في قراءات الكوميكس والمانجا، ويحتل مركز متقدم للغاية فيها.تاييو ماتسوموتو تصنع مانجا يابانية فائقة، تقدم حبكتها وحكايتها السريالية على أكثر من طبقة، وكلما نفذت من طبقة، تدخلك لما بعدها بمنتهى السلاسة، تبدأ بمرشدة سياحية عُينت لتوها في متحف اللوفر، وتحاول استكشاف طموحها الحقيقي، بينما تعمل أكثر من حكاية تحت السطح: حكاية العالم السري للقطط التي تعيش في المتحف والحكايات الصغيرة التي تعتمل بينهم والتي تذكرنا بأحداث المسرحية الاستعراضية (قطط) للكاتب المسرحي أندرو لوي من مفضلاتي لهذا العام في قراءات الكوميكس والمانجا، ويحتل مركز متقدم للغاية فيها.تاييو ماتسوموتو تصنع مانجا يابانية فائقة، تقدم حبكتها وحكايتها السريالية على أكثر من طبقة، وكلما نفذت من طبقة، تدخلك لما بعدها بمنتهى السلاسة، تبدأ بمرشدة سياحية عُينت لتوها في متحف اللوفر، وتحاول استكشاف طموحها الحقيقي، بينما تعمل أكثر من حكاية تحت السطح: حكاية العالم السري للقطط التي تعيش في المتحف والحكايات الصغيرة التي تعتمل بينهم والتي تذكرنا بأحداث المسرحية الاستعراضية (قطط) للكاتب المسرحي أندرو لويد ويبر والمستوحاة من ديوان شعري للشاعر اﻹنجليزي ت. س. إليوت، وحكاية الحارس العجوز الذي يبحث منذ سنوات عن شقيقته الذي اختفت منذ سنوات داخل واحدة من لوحات المتحف، وحكاية الفتاة نفسها التي تعيش داخل اللوحة التي يحاول الحارس العجوز اكتشافها من بين كل لوحات المتحف.ماتسوموتو تعيد من جديد في حكايتها المركبة استكشاف الواقعي وما فوق الواقعي، وعما يبسطه علينا الخيال من سلطان، وما يعرضه علينا من ملذات ممثلة في الفن، مقارنة بالواقع الفاتر الرتيب.
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  • Dan Clark
    January 1, 1970
    a Manga about cats living in the Louvre may seem like a concept built on doing a social media keyword search but it is actually quite good. A modern-day fairytale about escaping into fantasy from the grief of the present day. There is a magic about this book.A childlike innocence that holds onto the wonderment and imagination of art. One inspired by a multitude of cultural influences along with the general history of art. The mixture of Japanese and European styles produces a timeles a Manga about cats living in the Louvre may seem like a concept built on doing a social media keyword search but it is actually quite good. A modern-day fairytale about escaping into fantasy from the grief of the present day. There is a magic about this book.A childlike innocence that holds onto the wonderment and imagination of art. One inspired by a multitude of cultural influences along with the general history of art. The mixture of Japanese and European styles produces a timeless style.The center mystery centered on aging man longing to find his sister he lost when he was a child and refusing to let go of his story despite how unbelievable it ends up being quite heartfelt. And it is one piece and a narrative filled with great characters. Overall a delight.
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  • Andrada
    January 1, 1970
    J'ai décidé de lire les Chats du Louvre parce que depuis quelques mois j'habite à côté du Louvre et donc je le passe tous les jours. Cela m'a rendu curieux de lire le genre d’histoires qu’il inspire aux écrivains. J’ai trouvé les Chats du Louvre dans la librairie du musée et il a réveillé en moi les mêmes sentiments de curiosité et de mystère qu’une fenêtre du musée parfois éclairée pendant la nuit me donne. Alors j'ai décidé de le lire. C’est une histoire mélancolique avec des chats cachés et d J'ai décidé de lire les Chats du Louvre parce que depuis quelques mois j'habite à côté du Louvre et donc je le passe tous les jours. Cela m'a rendu curieux de lire le genre d’histoires qu’il inspire aux écrivains. J’ai trouvé les Chats du Louvre dans la librairie du musée et il a réveillé en moi les mêmes sentiments de curiosité et de mystère qu’une fenêtre du musée parfois éclairée pendant la nuit me donne. Alors j'ai décidé de le lire. C’est une histoire mélancolique avec des chats cachés et des peintures magiques, qui parle beaucoup des sentiments d’altérité. La question que le livre pose est: si vous pouvez vivre dans un monde imaginaire comme celui des peintures, reviendriez-vous dans le monde réel? Pour ma part, je ne suis pas sûr.
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  • Stephanie
    January 1, 1970
    There are cats that live in the attic of the Louvre. They know to stay hidden. The night watch knows they're there and keeps their secret. But Snowbebe, the small white cat, can't help sneaking out to look at the paintings.
  • Lisa Zinkie
    January 1, 1970
    I know that many appreciate this book, but to me it just seems like something one should read after smoking something really strong. I feel like I just don’t have time for this type of nonsense, but I’m not a fantasy lover.
  • Stephane Savoy
    January 1, 1970
    touchant et triste
  • Lauren
    January 1, 1970
    A mysterious magical adventure story about the secret lives of the cats living in the attic of the Louvre, and the attachment people feel to works of art.
  • Jillian -always aspiring-
    January 1, 1970
    This was trippy — and it did remind me a lot of the musical Cats. I didn’t care that much for it story-wise, but the art was very absorbing.
  • Frazier Arets
    January 1, 1970
    Not at all what I was expecting. I ended up loving it though!
  • Pip
    January 1, 1970
    The story focuses on a group of cats that live in the attic of the Louvre in Paris, where at night, a surreal world opens up within the paintings. This world has been exclusive to these cats until a group working at the museum hear about the strange case of a man’s sister disappearing into one of the paintings many years ago.It’s a short, easy to read mystery series and Taiyo Matsumoto’s art really brings the surrealism of the story to life. The art style won’t be to everyone’s taste The story focuses on a group of cats that live in the attic of the Louvre in Paris, where at night, a surreal world opens up within the paintings. This world has been exclusive to these cats until a group working at the museum hear about the strange case of a man’s sister disappearing into one of the paintings many years ago.It’s a short, easy to read mystery series and Taiyo Matsumoto’s art really brings the surrealism of the story to life. The art style won’t be to everyone’s taste but I loved it. I especially loved the different mediums used throughout the story too, from delicate pencil recreations of paintings in the Louvre to expressive watercolour washes and dip pen drawings. I was expecting a little more closure from the ending but I enjoyed how melancholy it was in the end.Even though all these points hit the right spot for me, I’m finding it kinda hard to give a general recommendation for it. I think if you’re into a bit of surreal-ness and you’re an art lover or cat lover this will be the series for you!
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