Creating an effective graphic novel about classic art is no simple task, requiring a writer capable of conveying the drama of the artistic process, and an artist up to the challenge of producing images that do justice to the subject matter. Fortunately, Yslaire and Carriere have both. Will reward those who seek it out. --Publishers Weekly
For adults, a reasonable response to graphic novels would be: well... why? "The Sky Over The Louvre" provokes a different response. Interest, for one. Understanding - even mastery - of a fascinating historical/art episode, for another. A powerful and enjoyable esthetic experience, for a third. And then, just to be shallow, there's the cool factor - on a coffee table, this book makes you look good.
Was I self-conscious reading this book? Not once
Did I get a better sense of David and Robespierre? Yes, and quickly.
Was I grateful for the art history lesson? Yes, and also for the way the paintings in this book are accurately copied and for two pages of artistic references.
More smart, beautiful hardcover comic books for grownups, please. --The Huffington Post
I love NBM's Louvre graphic novels, so how could I resist The Sky Over the Louvre, the latest addition, which looks lush and beautiful. --Brigid Alverson, Comic Book Resources