November 28

louvre museum

    

 

The Louvre Museum, is the worlds largest art museum and a historic Monument in Paris, France. A central landmark off the city, it is located on the right Bank of the seine in the city’s 1st Arrondissement.The museum is so big that, it is humanely impossible to see all of what the museum has to offer. The museum offers 380,000 pieces in total of Art, but not all of the collections is exhibited to the public. The Louvre is so popular that almost 15,000 visitors visit a day, and 70% are foreign tourists. In 2014 alone, the louvre welcomed over 9.3 million visitors, which is the most people the museum has welcomed since its opening.

 

 

The most popular art in the museum are:

Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, Winged victory of Samothrace, Dying slave, liberty leading the people, st. john the Baptist, The Raft of the Medusa.

 

Mona Lisa

    

venus de milo

 

 

 

 

MUSSÉE d’ORSAY:

The Musée d’orsay is a national museum in Paris, France located on the left bank of the seine opposite of the louvre museum and facing towards the river. it was built in 1990 as the Beaux-Art railway station by three Architects named: Lucien Magne, Émile Bénard and Victor Laloux for the 1900 world fair. The whole building is 175 meters long and 75 meters wide. A total of  12,000 tons of metal was used in its construction, which is more than the amount used to build the Eiffel Tower. In 1977 the french government decided to turn the station into a museum. The museum officially opened in December 1986, and it holds mainly french art dating from 1848 through 1914, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography.

 

 

 

Famous Paintings:

 

Starry Night over the Rhône

 

Bal du moulin de la Galette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Luncheon on the grass