the museum at st denis in Paris France
the museum at st denis in Paris France . it has always been kept in a basement vault since it was drawn in 1955.
I believe that this is bull poo as I have an original, maybe THE original. I have seen thousands of prints and copies but I have one done in Indian ink which I purchased in 1978 and haven't let out of my possession since. Say what you want but I have one that definitely isn't a print.
Le Louvre has been built and used for years as a royal Palace before Versailles
20 million euros
In 2012, more than 10 million people visited the Louvre. Which makes it the world most visited museum.
By the way, the Louvre Pyramid is one of the entrance to the museum and not the museum itself.
Two and half.
The Venus de Milo, or its formal name which is Aphrodite of Milos.
tickets for the permament collections are 9 euros :)
museum is nothing but the place to keep the important things for showing them peoples or visitors
The Louvre Museum is in Paris. It is the world's largest museum. The building was once a palace built in the 12th century for Philip II. It has been used to house the royal art collection since 1692. Ieoh Ming Pei was chosen to build a glass pyramid to stand over the new main entrance. The renovations were completed in 1993. The museum has
380,000 objects and 35,000 works of art.
There are 6 of his paintings in the Louvre:Mona Lisa,
The first castle here was built in 1200, on the site marked at A. Its foundations can still be visited since the new entrance tunnels to the Louvre Museum include the basement levels of all the former buildings. François I (1515-1547) knocked it down and built a nice, new, L-shaped palace . In 1563 Queen Catherine de Médicis pulled down an old tile-factory (Tuilerie) six streets away to the East and built a new palace called the Palais des Tuileries. About 1600, she noticed she was getting wet walking through the streets from her own palace to the King's, so she began the Galerie du Bord de l'Eau to join them together . This meant a new building larger than the other two put together, since it had to be a quarter of a mile long and two stories high to bridge over the streets in between. Under Louis XIII and XIV - which means from 1610 to 1715 - The Cour Carrée multiplied the size of the original Louvre by four. At this point, Louis XIV decided the Louvre was far too small, and moved out to Versailles. The building became derelict and squatters moved in. At this stage, remember, the buildings of the Louvre were still in among the city streets. During the Revolution (1791) Louis XVI was forced to move back into the Tuileries, and then Napoleon I lived there. He added enormously to the original Art collection of François I. (It's easy to collect Art if you're a conquering Emperor, you just nick all the best stuff as you go along.) He had the Louvre restored to hold all this loot, and began a new gallery along his new main street, Rue de Rivoli. The job was finished by Napoleon III, who still lived in the Tuileries and let the public into the Louvre to see the Art collection. He also added the two bits marked L, designed to conceal the fact that the two long galleries aren't parallel. The whole job was finished, and all the streets in the middle demolished, by 1865; just in time for the fall of the Empire in 1870. During the suppression of the Commune in 1871, some twit burned down the Tuileries Palace. Obviously a serendipitous twit, however, because in so doing he opened up one of the most spectacular urban views in the world, La Grande Perspective; three straight miles from the Louvre to the Arc de Triomphe. The Louvre continues to develop; the moat at the Eastern end dates from the 1960s, when it was dug to show off the proportions of the colonnade; and at the very heart of the building is the new glass pyramid designed by I.M.Pei to form the entrance to Le Grand Louvre. Until now, the Louvre has not been all one Museum; a third of it, for example, was the Ministry of Finance. The pyramid leads to a series of underground entrances to the whole building. When the thing's finished, there will be ten miles of galleries; not a Museum you can nip round in half an hour. .
Well, so far that I've learned (im doing a research project on this for school, and I've actually VISITED the Musee du louvre), la pryrimide inversee or the inverse pyramid was built by I. M. Pei. This stands in the "courtyard of the building in all its glory. It is actually aa amazing as it sounds, trust me. Also, it was built as a palace at first, so it has one larger end, with two long, skinny arms coming off. Also, I think (if i remember correctly), that the outside was completely made out of stone, or at least most of it was. It also has an underground, more modern area, were the "inverse" of the pyramid was located. It was so cool since it was completely made of glass. It was also in my favorite movie, The Da Vinci Code, which had Tom Hanks, I think, in it. The only thing that could've made the movie better was if Sandra Bullock was in in. Also, the Rose Line, the original meridian running from the North to South Poles, runs through La Pyramid Inversee. I also learned that from the movie. Yes, it's that awesome.
The pyramid was commissioned by French President Francois Mitterrand. It was designed by the architect I.M. Pei from New York, who also designed the Miho museum in Japan as well as others. It is 20.6 meters high (70 ft.) and the base is 35 meters (115 ft.) square. It has 603 Rhombus shaped and 70 Triangular Glass Segments.
The pyramid structure was engineered by Nicolet Chartrand Knoll Ltd. of Montreal (Pyramid structure / Design Consultant) and Rice Francis Ritchie, also known as RFR of Paris (Pyramid Structure / Construction Phase). Attribution is by Pei Cobb Freed and Partners.
It is an urban myth that the specification required 666 panels of glass (as quoted in the book "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown). See also the related link, from which some of this information is taken.
Admission to the Louvre and the Musée Eugène Delacroix is free for the following (valid ID required): * Visitors under the age of 18 * Unemployed individuals and visitors receiving benefits (proof of entitlement required, dated within the last six months) * Disabled visitors and their guests or helpers * Teachers of art, art history, and the applied arts (valid proof required) * Artists affiliated to the Maison des Artistes (in France) or the AIAP (Association Internationale des Arts Plastiques) A list of acceptable proofs of entitlement is available at the museum from the Information Desk (under the Pyramid).
Tel.: +33 (0)1 40 20 53 17 Free admission for all visitors on the first Sunday of each month and on July 14.
Admission is free for visitors under the age of 26 every Friday from 6 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. (except for exhibitions in the Hall Napoléon).
Free passes are available from the Espace Adhésion (membership center) for students under the age of 26 who are attending courses at French art schools and French branches of foreign art schools.
"a night at the smithsonian" says its the largest museum in the world.
In 1803 Vivant Denon (the director of the museum) renamed it Musée Napoléon after the Emperor. However after the loss at waterloo most of the artworks (over 2000 of them!) that Napoleon had seized on his conquests were sent back to their countries of origin and the museum was called the Louvre once again.
The MUSEUM dates from 1793 and the First Republic. The original building was begun in 1180.
Many of the artworks in the Louvre are priceless.
The museum is housed in the Louvre Palace (Palais du Louvre) which began as a fortress built in the late 12th century under Philip II. The museum opened on 10 August 1793 with an exhibition of 537 paintings, the majority of the works being confiscated church and royal property. Because of structural problems with the building, the museum was closed in 1796 until 1801
The Louvre exhibits only paintings earlier than 1860.
The Louvre is an internationally renowned art museum in Paris, France.
The original 1954. The latest newest one Opened dec 16 1997