The Louvre Museum – For the Love of Art

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If you’re a lover of art, beauty, refinement and style, the Louvre Museum is probably on the top of your bucket list. One of the most popular attractions in the ‘City of Love’ (Paris), the Louvre is the largest art museum in the world. There are over 3,000 valuable exhibits displayed at the museum. Located in the first arrondissement along the right bank of the Seine, the Louvre attracts millions of visitors annually. If you’re worried about travelling back and forth around the French capital do not worry, you can make use of private Paris transfers offered by such companies as Easy Go Shuttle.

The building that is now called the Louvre museum was originally a fortress and the reigning monarch of 1650 redesigned it for his personal use. Finally, the building became a museum when the French rebels decided to dedicate the building as the first national museum of the country.

Leonardo Da Vinci’s mystery woman, Mona Lisa draws thousands of eager art lovers towards it but the Louvre is home to many other equally valuable pieces. The glass pyramid at the entrance to the museum is a symbolic photo op that contrasts with the classical features of the museum interior which are partially illuminated by the light that flows through the glass pyramid.

The museum comprises of seven sub-galleries that contain distinct works of art belonging to different periods. The first gallery features artefacts from the ancient Egyptian time while the second gallery is home to oeuvres d’art from the Far East. The third sub-gallery is dedicated to the Greco-Roman period and the fourth section features exquisite sculptures of various styles. The fifth sub gallery attracts many visitors as it features world-renowned paintings from across the globe. The sixth gallery plays the character of a cordial host to decorative arts and the seventh gallery is dedicated to graphic arts.

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Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+

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