Louvre Museum GABRIELA RODRIGUEZ

The Louvre Museum is located in Paris, and it has been opened since August 1793. The Louvre Museum is home for nearly 35,000 objects. It was pretty hard to focus because of the magnitude of such a beautiful architecture and so many pieces. However here are some of the masterpieces that I chose.

The statue of Death from Saint Innocents Cemetery. Nobody knows who sculpted it but it was restored by Louis-Pierre Deseine (1749–1822) after being found at the cemetery in 1530. To me this sculpture represents how the life is slipping away from the body and the death is taking its place.

Painted by Jean-Honoré Fragonard in 1777. The painting is preserved in the Louvre Museum, in the section of the Department of Paintings devoted to eighteenth century French painting on the second floor of the Sully wing. I can see in this painting that he took the girl to the room. His skin is darker than her what probably means that they are not belong to the same social class. Also, her hair is messy and looks like they already took some clothes off. To me this painting is a symbol of the libertine spirit of the 18th century.

Neptune, Carved from 1699-1705 during The Baroque period by Antoine Coysevox. The statue shows the power of a god and the agony of his horse.

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