July 27, 2013

Today, it's a trip to the Louvre, which I haven't visited for a long time. The museum is huge, with vast quantities of art, sculpture, antique objects, and other object d'art. One could not possibly see everything in a day, or probably a week, so it's a matter of picking and choosing. And that would be paintings, and a few sculptures. In late afternoon, it was off to Montmartre and Moulin Rouge to make reservations.

Above: Arriving at the Louvre and it's courtyard Pyramid, by architect I. M. Pei, completed in 1989

Picture 1 is the Palais Royal Metro station art nouveau signs, created by Hector Guimard, and installed around 1900.
   Less than 10 signs still remain today, and only one of his original enclosed entrances at Port Dauphine, still remain.
Pictures 2 to 5 are views in the main couryard by Louvre Pyramaid, getting in line for entry before the museum opened
Picture 6 is the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, at the entrance to the Jardin des Tuileries, created in 1564 by Catherine de' Medici
Picture 7, one of the new-to-me pieces of "art" by Michelangelo Pistoletto - a pile of clothes beside a statue. I'm sure it stands for something.
Picture 8 is a wall fresco of the Three Graces, by Sandra Botticelli
Pictures 9 and 10 are views of the ceiling and then the gigantic hallway of Italian Renaissance art

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