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To conclude the series on The Louvre, here is another collection which might be liked by the connoisseurs of art amongst you.

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The fact that such delicate features could be carved out of stone leaves one wondering about the source of creativity of the artists concerned.IMG_1230

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Napoleon makes a prominent appearance in one of the galleries at The Louvre.

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When a party is in progress, much revelry is bound to follow!

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Time to remember one of the greatest events of Christianity.

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When creativity and aesthetic sense blend with hard work and perseverance, the result is invariably outstanding.

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Each piece of art is exquisite, to say the least. One is virtually mesmerized. One always comes back yearning for more time in life, so as to be able to revisit the rich cultural heritage preserved at The Louvre. The exhibits have a universal appeal. These may be confined to a specific museum, but belong to the entire humanity.

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The Louvre has a magnificent collection of paintings on display. Whether on the first floor of the Denon wing or the second floor of the Court Square and the Richelieu wing, the display captures various phases of European art from the 13th century to the mid-19th century.

Madame Recamier

Madame Recamier

Conversation in a park

Conversation in a park

Albrecht Durer

Albrecht Durer

Jean Simeon Chardin

Jean Simeon Chardin

Madame Vigee-Lebrun and Her Daughter

Madame Vigee-Lebrun and Her Daughter

Man with a Glove

Man with a Glove

Marquise de Pompadour

Marquise de Pompadour

Master Hare

Master Hare

Nikolas Krazer

Nikolas Krazer

The King drinks

The King drinks

The Gypsy Girl

The Gypsy Girl

Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa

Portrait

Portrait

St. Apollonia

St. Apollonia

Rembrandt

Rembrandt

Relationship of the human figure with that of the Tawny owl

Relationship of the human figure with that of the Tawny owl

Museums play an important role in our lives. They remind us of the artistic richness of our past. They preserve the same for posterity, thereby boosting our pride in our culture and society. They showcase the best achievements of humanity in many diverse fields. By doing so, they motivate us to strive for perfection in whatever we decide to do in our own lives.

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As we approach Christmas, our thoughts invariably turn to Jesus Christ. Here is a selection of paintings from the Louvre in Paris which might make our Yuletide spirits soar!

Virgin and Child with St. John the Baptist

Virgin and Child with St. John the Baptist

The Virgin and Child with St. Anne

The Virgin and Child with St. Anne

John the Baptist

John the Baptist

Christ on the Cross

Christ on the Cross

One truly marvels at the passion of the artists who would have toiled hard to create these exquisite works of art. One also feels grateful to the persons who have caused these to be preserved for the sake of posterity.

Merry Christmas!

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When one is in Paris, can one avoid walking down the galleries of the most visited museum on our planet – the Louvre?

With more than 380,000 objects and 35,000 works of art on display, spread over an area of 60,600 square meters, it beckons connoisseurs of art and lay persons alike. Understandably, one is never having adequate time and energy at one’s disposal to be able to do justice to the lovingly displayed objects in its several galleries.

The Apollo Gallery

The Apollo Gallery

The Eastern, Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities transport one back in time to the era of pharaohs, pyramids and the Sphinx.

Great Sphinx

Great Sphinx

Squatting Scribe

Squatting Scribe

Rampin Horseman

Rampin Horseman

Nefertiabet's Stele

Nefertiabet’s Stele

Female Statue

Female Statue

Head of Female Figurine

Head of Female Figurine

The display of sculptures falls into two distinct groups: the French sculptures in the Richelieu wing, and the foreign sculptures in the Denon wing.

Christ on the Descent from the Cross

Christ on the Descent from the Cross

St. Mary Magdalene

St. Mary Magdalene

Diana the Huntress

Diana the Huntress

The Dying Slave

The Dying Slave

Psyche Abandoned

Psyche Abandoned

Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss

Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss

An exquisite collection, to say the least. One could spend weeks together to soak in the brilliance of the masterpieces on display at the Louvre.

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We came and courted you for a brief time,

Keen to explore your many charms we were told you possess;

Your physical assets we could see we found irresistible,

Qualities of your kindly soul your helpful denizens made us assess.IMG_1194

The Eiffel Tower proved to be as magnificent as its pictures had made us believe,

We learned of its role in advancement of science and visited the underground bunkers vast;

We marvelled at its elaborate elevator mechanisms and the general attention to detail,

Enjoyed the view from the top, shivering in the strong chilled breeze blowing past. Paris Obélisque_de_la_Concorde

The hunchback at the Notre Dame de Paris we could not locate,

The inner precincts were sombre, the performers outside nimble and smart;

The Luxor Obelisk took us back in time by a couple of millennia,

La Madeline and other structures held us spellbound, their architectural grandeur playing an important part.

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The Louvre had us in enthrall as we waltzed through its corridors rich in cultural heritage,

Mona Lisa, Venus and a multitude of others conspired to keep us riveted, not to part;

The Egyptian Gallery left us simply awe-struck, the beauty of sculptures cast a spell,

Grateful to those who have had the vision to preserve such magnificent works of art.

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The Arc de Triomphe reminded us of your brush with history,

Reminding us of India Gate in New Delhi and the modest Aayi Mandapam at Pondicherry;

The Champs-Elysees showcased the best that you have on offer,

International brands, famous buildings, wide-eyed tourists not in a hurry.

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The tree-lined avenues were charming, so was a cruise down the Seine,

Public conveniences we found in good shape, the multi-modal transport system we enjoyed too;

Our hearts went out to the much hassled drivers crawling through your congested roads,

Those in Pondicherry who practice the art of aggressive driving could perhaps teach them a trick or two.

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Visiting you only whetted our appetite to explore so many of your other attractions,

We wish you and your denizens a balanced and peaceful life, we do not grudge your modernity;

Even though you continue to revel in a materialistic life full of chutzpah and glamour,

You gifted Mother to us, spreading the message of universal brotherhood and spirituality.

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