MakeUp in Paris offers you an unforgettable private tour of the Louvre museum next june 12!
Divided into several groups and led by specialized guides, guests will be given a unique opportunity to wander in the Denon and Sully wings of the museum… A glass of friendship will close this exceptional visit.
Guests will be able to admire (among others) the following works:
The Borghese Gladiator. Recently restored, this life-size marble sculpture (100 BC) was discovered in Italy in the seventeenth century, and immediately became very popular across Europe.
The Venus de Milo. A superb swan song of Greek art, this statue discovered in 1821 became the very symbol of ancient sculpture.
St. Francis of Assisi receiving the stigmata. This large panel painted by Giotto in the 1300s, marks, through its novelty, the beginnings of the Italian Renaissance and is one of the earliest works signed by an artist.
La Belle Jardinière. A marvel of gentleness, this painting is one of Raphael’s most beautiful Virgin and Child.
Death of the Virgin. This is Caravaggio’s last painting before his flight from Rome; this moving painting offers a striking shortcut of the painter’s genius.
The Mona Lisa. The masterpiece par excellence. The portrait of Elisabetta Gherardini painted in Florence by Leonardo da Vinci around 1503 has gained a mythical and unmatched position in the collective imagination.
The Wedding at Cana. The largest painting in the Louvre recovered, following a spectacular restoration, the full strength of Veronese’s vibrant colours.
The Coronation of Napoleon. Commissioned by the Emperor and painted by David, this extraordinary painting is one of the highpoints of official painting and an essential picture of French history textbooks.
The Raft of the Medusa. By exhibiting it at the 1819 Paris Salon, Géricault revolutionized History painting by putting a tragic news item on the same level as the greatest historical events.
Liberty Leading the People. A Political painting as much as a pictorial manifesto, this masterpiece of Delacroix is a painting with multiple meanings.
The slaves. Commissioned for the tomb of Pope Julius II, but never delivered, the rebellious and the dying slaves are the only two works of Michelangelo kept in France.
One of the greatest museums in the world
The Louvre is one of the largest museums in the world and the largest museum in Paris with a surface of 210,000 sqm, 60,600 sqm of which are dedicated to exhibitions. Located in the heart of the city, between the right bank of the Seine and the rue de Rivoli in the 1st arrondissement, the building is a former royal palace, the Louvre. The Louvre has a long history of artistic and historic conservation of France, from its Capetian kings to the present day.
The Louvre Pyramid: Unique!
The Louvre Pyramid is a glass and metal pyramid, in the main courtyard (Cour Napoléon) of the Louvre Palace and serves as the main entrance to the Louvre Museum.
The structure, which was constructed entirely with glass segments, reaches a height of 21.64 metres; its square base has sides of 35 metres. It consists of 603 rhombus-shaped and 70 triangular glass segments. It was inaugurated on March 30, 1989 and opened to the public on April 1st, the same year. Many people find that this futuristic edifice with its international style that some describe as catch-all looked quite out of place in front of the Louvre Museum with its classical architecture.
Just as many are those who laud the juxtaposition of contrasting architectural styles, the merger of the classical and the ultra-modern.
The main pyramid is actually the largest of five glass pyramids, the other 4 being the downward-pointing pyramid and 3 mini-pyramids near the main pyramid surrounded by triangular water basins.