Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Louvre Museum: Paris

Few days back I went to Louvre museum, Paris; which is the largest art museum and the most visited museum in the world with over 35,000 exhibits. If you take different routes at the entrance, you can dive into different civilizations like Egyptian antiquities, Near Eastern antiquities, Greek, Etruscan, and Roman masterpieces etc. It's really amazing how they collected that amount of masterpieces like Mona Lisa(La Joconde), Venus de Milo, The Wedding Feast at Cana etc., over several centuries.

At the entrance

I guess it would take at least a week to visit the whole museum. As we even didn't have a single complete day, we managed to visit the most famous exhibits.
My favorite exhibit was The Wedding Feast at Cana which is the largest painting I've ever seen. The artist was Veronese(also Paolo Caliari, 1528-1588) who crowded 130 figures into this almost 10 meters-high painting.

The Wedding Feast at Cana

There were other quite beautiful paintings as well. But the Mona Lisa is the Louvre's most popular attraction. Another place, I liked most was the Napoleon's Apartments.

Napoleon's Apartments

1 comment:

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