My Travels - French Chapter (6) Louvre


October 11, 2015, Paris, France, Louvre

In fall of 2015, as an important stop on French art tour, Xiaoyu, an artist living in France, personally led team. Excellent teachers and students of oil painting class visited world-famous art palace - Louvre in France.

Located on north bank (right bank) of River Seine in central Paris, Louvre Museum was originally a French royal palace where 50 French kings and queens once lived; including sculpture, painting, arts and crafts. and ancient oriental, ancient egypt, ancient greece, rome and other 7 main categories.

1. Paintings in the Louvre

1. Medieval religious engravings

2. Oil paintings of Renaissance and French Revolution

Saint John the Baptist Da Vinci

Eugène Delacroix "Christian martyr drowned in Tiber during reign of (Roman emperor) Diocletian"

Coronation of Napoleon I Dayak-Louis David

An oil painting masterpiece that faithfully captures grand coronation ceremony of king, held at Notre Dame Cathedral on December 2, 1804, created between 1805 and 1807.

Liberty Delacroix leading people

Written to commemorate July Revolution in France in 1830, it shows scenes of street fighting at a critical moment in victory of July Revolution. Intellectuals participated in main part of July Revolution and became a symbol of French national spirit, collected by Louvre in 1874.

Ingres "The Great Lady"

Theodore Géricault "The Raft of Medusa"

Antoine-Jean Gros "Bonaparte inspecting Jaffa prison"

Massacre of Chios Delacroix

Mona Lisa da Vinci

Known as one of "three most famous women of Louvre". The actual frame size is much smaller than expected and work was blinded by crowd. Ben Wei watched from left to right across stage to make sure Mona Lisa was looking at me from all angles, showing a charming smile.

2. Sculpture in the Louvre


Mondragone is a district in province of Caserta, Italy. Antinous (Antinous) was lover of Roman Emperor Hadrian. During his lifetime and after his death, Adrian made more than 1000 sculptures for her. Here is one of them, made in 130 BC, this very large bust 0.95 meters high is rated by tourists as "the most beautiful bust" in Louvre.

Mercury Giambologni

The author Giambologna (1529-1608) is known in Italy as "Michelangelo of Florence".

We jokingly call her "Selfie Goddess".

The soft and random folds of women's veil and garment are carved from hard marble, natural and flexible as a breeze, showing exquisite carving skills.


The work, also known as "Germanicus", is 1.8 meters high.

Cupid and Psyche, Antonio Canova

Winged Victory of Samothrace

Known as one of "three most famous women of Louvre". It was made around 190 BC, was 275 cm high and was discovered in 1863. It is said that army of Rhodes defeated Antiochus III of Syria, and in gratitude to God, this statue was installed in temple of Kabila in Samothrace.

Venus de Milo

Known as one of "three most famous women of Louvre". About 130-100 years. BC, Greek statue 203 cm high.

3. Louvre

The great cult building designed by late I.M. Pei - Louvre "Inverted Pyramid"

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Europe Travel NotesSeries Column

1. United Kingdom

UK Opening

London: Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, British Museum, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Castle, University of Cambridge, King's College, River Cam, Royal Gallery etc. .< /u>

York: National Railway Museum, York Minster, Viking Centre, Clifford's Tower at York Castle, York River, York City Walls, Train Station and more < /em>

Edinburgh: Harrods Arcade, Princes Street Gardens, Scott Monument, Edinburgh Art Gallery, Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street, church, Elephant Cafe (Magic cafe), Arthur's Seat, Calton Hill, iron station road, etc.

British Museum

National Railway Museum

2. France

Paris: Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, Seine Cruise, Center Pompidou, Palace of Versailles, Monet's Garden, Van Gogh's Bistro & Town Hall, Chenonceau Castle, Chambord, Académie des Beaux Arts Paris , Café Flore, Louvre Museum, Orangery Museum, Musee d'Orsay, etc.

French collections: Louvre Museum, Orangery Museum, Musée d'Orsay, Center Pompidou, etc.

Sunshine in Versailles

Château de Chenonceau



3. Vatican

Vatican Museum, St. Peter's Basilica (see Rome, Italy)

4. Italy

Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo, Pantheon, Column of Merit, Square of Two Rivers, Plaza de España, Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, Ruins of Roman Forum, etc.< /strong >

Florence: Town Hall Square, Santa Maria del Fiore, Uffizi Gallery, Arno River, Michelangelo Square, etc.

Venice: Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark's Basilica, St. Mark's Square, Colored Island, Glass Island, etc.

Uffizi Gallery

5. Switzerland

Lucerne: Lion monument, Hof church, covered bridge, water tower, lake view, etc.

Interlaken: Snowy Alps, Mirren Hut, Tour Train, Jungfraujoch, Top of Europe, Chocolate Factory, Hiking on Schilthorn

Spitz: harbor, Lake Thun, Spitz castle, medieval church, mid-level gardens

Bern: trainCentral Station, River Aare, Federal Building, Bern Cathedral, Clock with Astronomical Calendar, Einstein House, street view

Montreux: Lake of Thun, Lake Geneva, Montreux Museum, Chillon Castle, etc.

Geneva: train station, Geneva Fountain, Palais des Nations, Broken Chair, Palais de Justice, St. Pierre Cathedral and Tower, Lake Geneva, etc.

6. Slovakia

Bratislava: Bratislava Castle, Black Death Monument, Klemengauer Old Town Square, Slovak National Theatre, Old Town Hall, Roland Fountains, gourmet shopping street, St. Martin's Church, etc. < /u>

7, Hungary

Budapest: Danube Cruise, St. Stephen's Cathedral, Heroes' Square, museums, art galleries, Fisherman's Bastion, Matthias Church, Parliament House, Chain Bridge, Millennium Monuments, etc. < /u>

8, Czech Republic

Prague: boat trip on Voltava River, Prague Castle, St. Vitus Church, Golden Lane, Charles Bridge, Wenceslas Old Town Square, Astronomical Clock and much more.

Karlovy Vary: Hot Springs Corridor, Commercial Street, Grand Hotel, etc.

Pilsen: Pilsen Republic Square, St. Bartholomew's Cathedral, Black Death Memorial Column, Renaissance Town Hall, City Water Tower, Masne Krama Exhibition Hall, etc.< /strong>

Czsky Krumlov: Český Krumlov Castle, St. Vitus Church, city shops, street scenes, rivers, etc.

9, Germany

Dresden: Saxon State Opera House, Dresden Zwinger Palace, Dresden Catholic Church, Elbe River, Square, Frauenkirche Cathedral, etc.

10, Austria

Salzburg: Salzburg Castle, Mozart Statue, Salzburg Church, Mozart House, Sluice Bridge over Danube, Karajan House, Mozart Museum, Summer Palace.

Hallstatt: Hallstatt town, old church, Black Death memorial column, lake and mountain scenery.

Vienna: University of Vienna, Schönbrunn Palace, Central Park, Austrian Parliament Building, Town Hall, Parliament Building, Queen's Square, Heroesplatz, Hofburg Imperial Palace, Augustinian Imperial Palace Cathedral, Vienna State Opera, St. Stephen's Cathedral, Shopping Pedestrian Street, etc.

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