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If you like art, coming to Paris is a must. The Louvre is the most famous museum in the world and it contains so much history and culture that you could spend months exploring it. This post will take you through a guide of what there is to see at the Louvre Museum in Paris, from sculptures to paintings, from antique pottery to modern media art.
Why is it famous?
1. It contains the largest collection of artworks in the world.
These are very important because they depict the history of art from ancient times up to the present day. The works include paintings and sculptures, such as Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Michelangelo’s David sculpture and the Venus de Milo, Rembrandt’s Lady with a fan, and The Night Watch by Vermeer.
2. It has the most important historical personages in the world, like:
The Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci, Venus de Milo by Alexandros of Antioch, The tomb of an unknown warrior from 1100 B.C., and The ancient Egyptian Ramesses II.
3. It has the most famous paintings in the world, like:
The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci (This painting is so popular it’s a worldwide icon and its very name is used to mean “The best restaurant in the world”), The Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci (the most famous painting ever), The Night Watch by Rembrandt, David by Michelangelo and Parisian street scene by Degas.
4. It has the best representations of the world’s history in art – they are all fantastic and they are very different from each other.
Some of them are The Knight with a lance, The Passage of the Red Sea, The Sacrifice of Isaac, The Head of Medusa by Michelangelo, and The Meeting at Calvary by Leonardo Da Vinci.
They demonstrate how people have seen and studied history through art.
5. It has the most beautiful works of Chinese culture, like:
The terracotta warriors and horses figures (500 B.C.), The praying hands by Zhang Kai, The bamboo forest sculpture (75 B.C.), and the Dragon Lady by Ma Yuan.
Chinese culture was very influential all around the world so many works of art from China were shared between various civilizations from Egypt to India and from Greece to Italy. This is a great example of how cultural and artistic sharing had been a great tradition even in ancient times!
Have a visit today if you can make it and explore the Louvre by yourself or with your family. Besides enjoying everything else, you will also enjoy making a journey through the world’s history.