Thursday, August 20, 2009

Ah, the Louvre!

I've been fifty thousand times to the Louvre. I have copied everything in drawing, trying to understand.
~ Alberto Giacometti

Today, we aren't visiting what's IN the world-renowned museum, exactly, but paintings OF the Louvre.

Painter copying a Murillo in Le Louvre
by Louis Beroud 1912

Egyptian room and big sphynx, Le Louvre
by Guillaume Larue

The flood. Painter copying a painting in Le Louvre
by Louis Beroud 1910

Room of the 7 chimneys in Le Louvre
by Louis Beroud

Flower seller near bridge of Louvre
by Victor Gabriel Gilbert

This pastel is my exception; it is in the Louvre rather than of it. (Yes, you read that right -- this is a pastel!) Amazing!
Portrait of the Marquise de Pompadour
by Maurice-Quentin Delatour

~ Here you can see a list of virtual tours of the Louvre.
~ A history of the museum.

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