Paris, as I have said earlier, is one of the most beautiful city I have ever been to. Situated in the heart of Paris – The Louvre is the world’s largest and most visited art museum. When I visited this amazing city with my family last year, we spent one whole day from dawn till dusk inside this museum. It has a collection of more than 3,80,000 objects and exhibits 35,000 works of art which includes a vivid collection of Egyptian Antiquities, Near Eastern antiquities, Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Art, Islamic Art, Sculptures, Decorative Arts, Prints and Drawings and the one department that fascinated me the most – The World-class Paintings.
The Louvre’s Painting collection started with Francis I of France who acquired some amazing Italian masterpieces from great Artists like Leonardo da Vinci, Raphel, Rosso, Michelangelo etc. The collection was expanded by his successors – two of the most notables being Louis XIV who collected many more Italian Paintings and Louis XVI in whose time the first Spanish work and a series of French paintings were included.
Some of those amazing paintings can be looked at here. A few others that I clicked when I visited the Louvre last year, are displayed below 🙂 :
A few photographs I clicked of the Sculptures in The Louvre are posted here – Enjoy!! 🙂