The Louvre is the world’s largest museum. It is located in the city of love, Paris, which is of course the capital of France! It has 35,000 objects on display over an area of 72,735 square meters. On a chilly morning in March, when I entered the Louvre, the world’s second most visited museum, I realized that this is a kind of place where one can immerse oneself in great contemplation while looking at the works of artists who have risen to great heights.
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Leonardo DA Vinci’s Mona Lisa in the Louvre
The joy of seeing Leonardo DA Vinci’s Mona Lisa in the Louvre is hard to put into mere words. It occupies the realm of mind. When I viewed the innumerable paintings on display, I was stunned into an uncharacteristic silence by their beauty. Although it is impossible to tell which are my favorites, but still I decided to write about five paintings, that have touched distant shores of my heart and mind.
Beautiful paintings in the Louvre
I loved this painting by François Gérard. I felt there is an enigma in her expression. She is beautiful with her quotidian looks, shy demeanor and finely tuned sensitivity.She is beautiful with her quotidian looks, shy demeanor and finely tuned sensitivity. Click To Tweet
This is a painting from 1800 when the slaves in French colonies were (temporarily) liberated. The expression on her face was still not insouciant. I fell in love with the expressions portrayed by her eyes.
This painting creates a mystery; an unknown story. It leaves room for imagination. Some say he was shipwrecked on a deserted island, some explain that he was a shepherd who lost his flock! I would love to imagine him as a romantic young lover, who is melancholic and sitting beside the sea while thinking of his love. Perhaps his delight is in melancholy; who knows!
I stared in awe at this famous piece of painting – The Flood by Antonio Marziale Carracci. I marveled at the expressions portrayed by the characters in the painting. The painter had a passion for precision undoubtedly.
The intensity of the agony and the sadness in this painting touched me. The painter had an ability to stir the emotions in the viewer.
In Louvre I was literally lost in a sea of beauty. I was brimming with excitement and intrigue to explore more. Each of the paintings seemed more perfect than the next. I realized that all art is, at its core, a stab to mortality. Artists by dint of their creations, escape death for centuries.
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