The louvre museum is an extraordinary place that must be visited during a stay in paris but do you really know this museum find out these 20 interesting facts about the louvre museum infographic by blogparispass book your e-ticket to visit the louvre museum guided tours. The louvre pyramid: history, architecture, and legend when people talk about the louvre pyramid, we think of the transparent architecture in the main courtyard, opposite the jardin des tuileries but there are actually five pyramids throughout the museum. The louvre museum is primarily known today for its astoundingly rich collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings and other, mostly european, cultural artifacts but before it became one of the world's largest and most impressive art collections, it held a much different function the parisian.
The louvre is among the most important museums in the world and is an ever-evolving architectural and historical landmark learn more about how it went from a royal domain to a symbol of the. The louvre as we know it today resulted from a series of expansions over 800 years it should be remembered that, while the louvre is now in the very center of paris, until the eighteenth century it was at the city’s western edge. History of the louvre, part 3 of 5 -- the renaissance' the embodiment of the french renaissance, and one of the first european collectors in the modern sense, was francis i of the house of valois, whose paintings, many by the celebrated clouets, father and son, would form one of the core holdings of the louvre museum born in 1494, francis ascended the throne against all odds as a confident. The louvre, originally a royal palace but now the world's most famous museum, is a must-visit for anyone with a slight interest in art some of the museum's most celebrated works of art include the mona lisa and the venus of milo.
History of the louvre from château to museum a visit to the louvre and its collections lets visitors discover western art from the middle ages to 1848, as well as a large number of ancient civilizations. The louvre is the world's largest museum and houses one of the most impressive art collections in history the magnificent, baroque-style palace and museum — lemusée du louvre in french. About this quiz & worksheet over the course of its long history, the louvre has evolved from a fortress, to a royal palace, and finally to a museum where the public could view the former monarchy.
The louvre museum is widely renowned for its countless artifacts and beautiful artwork the addition of the louvre pyramid, at the main entrance, gave the museum a face-lift and augmented the artistic splendor that embodies this structure. After enjoying a break for lunch in the marais district we’ll take you on a guided lourve tour to see the famous art and sculptures at the louvre museum the is one of the most visited museums in the world and home to the world renowned painting of mona lisa and sculpture of venus de milo. The la caze collection, a bequest to the musée du louvre in 1869 by louis la caze, was the largest contribution of a person in the history of the louvre la caze gave 584 paintings of his personal collection to the museum.
Before housing famous sculptures and paintings, the louvre was home to france's kings and queens and prior to its stint as a palace, it was a fortress intended to protect the city of paris from invasions here, we explore the museum's unique history, tracing its fascinating evolution from medieval castle to world-class art museum. The louvre castle was built in 1190 under the reign of king philippe auguste in 1546, francis i had the old castle razed and began the building of a royal residence almost every monarch in the. A publicly accessible art museum opened in the louvre on this day in 1793, and it’s been open (more or less) ever since today, the whole building is an art museum that hosts many of the world. Before it was a museum, the louvre was a palace and the seat of the french monarchy it began as a fortress built soon after 1190, strategically located on the banks of the seine river.
About musee du louvre musee du louvre, also known as, the grand louvre or just the louvre, is one of the world’s foremost art museums, exhibiting over 35,000 works from around the globe and throughout history. The beautiful louvre museum, or musée du louvre, is well-known world-wide for the art and artefacts showcased within it, and there are plenty of people around who will happily give you a list of their favourite paintings and other ‘hidden’ gems, when asked. The louvre: the very name conjures up scenes of art and elegance, and o profiles the art departments and most famous works profiles the history of the site from medieval times to the present day.