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Musée du Louvre
Transcript of Musée du Louvre
Universally famous ancient works Statuette of the Sumerian ruler Gudea, a stele bearing Hammurabi's code, an Egyptian painted stone statue of a scribe sitting cross-legged, the Venus de Milo, and the Victory of Samothrace. The Musseum Specialized Divisions Oriental (ancient Mesopotamian) antiquities; Egyptian antiquities; Greek and Roman antiquities; sculpture from the Middle Ages to modern times; furniture and objets d'art; and paintings representing all the European schools. A section of the museum is devoted to Islamic art. The Palace The first Louvre was a fortress built at the beginning of the 13th century by Philip II Augustus to defend the Seine below Paris against the Normans and English. http://www.parisemotion.com/files/2011/04/musee-du-louvre-paris-desig.jpg In 1793, during the Revolution, the first state museum was opened in the Louvre, consisting of the former royal collections of painting and sculpture. Later Works Two marble Slaves by Michelangelo, the treasure of the abbey of St. Denis, and the French crown diamonds. Important Paintings Pietà of Avignon, Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, Veronese's immense Wedding at Cana , and Watteau's Embarkation for Cythera. http://musee.louvre.fr/oal/joconde/indexEN.html
http://musee.louvre.fr/oal/psyche/indexEN.html A Closer Look