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01/13/2011 11:57 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Leo Caillard's 'Art Games' Give The Louvre The Apple Treatment (PICTURES)

The simple beauty of Apple products has been praised by the likes of Karl Lagerfield and Rupert Murdoch. Artists have used Apple products to create gorgeous works of art and have featured the devices themselves as pieces of sculpture. Heck, there's even an Apple store at the Louvre museum in Paris.

But what happens when you create a museum layout taking cues from the minimalistic user interface familiar to millions of Apple customers? French artist Leo Caillard has done exactly that with his series of digitally enhanced photographs that re-imagine the Louvre museum.

Caillard's images, collectively called Art Games, show museum patrons interacting with priceless paintings the way someone might browse through slides in a personal iTunes library on a device like an iPhone or MacBook.

Wired explains Caillard's inspiration for the series:

Caillard arrived at the [Apple user interface] concept after visiting Paris' famous museums. He saw visitors looking at masterpieces for five seconds at a time, the same way they look at pictures on a mobile phone, and then move on to the next painting.

Take a look at the slideshow (below) to see Leo Caillard's Art Games series, and visit the artist's site (LeoCaillard.com) to view more of his work.