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The Louvre’s Art: 480,000 Pieces Freely Available Online

 Is it Mona Lisa's mysterious smile that attracts so many people to the Louvre, or is it the sheer fact that it's the world's largest art museum? Whatever the reason may be, over 10 million people visit this famous French museum every year. The Louvre holds in its possession millions of art pieces from across the globe, each item contributing to the rich canvas of artistic expression spanning through the entirety of human existence.

1. The Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci (1503 - 1518)

The Louvre’s Art The Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci (1503 - 1518)

2. The interesting pupil by Marguerite Gérard (circa 1786)

The Louvre’s Art The interesting pupil by Marguerite Gérard (circa 1786)
Recently, the world-famous museum launched an online archive that includes over 480,000 artworks from the Musée National Eugène-Delacroix and The Tuileries Garden. Anyone can access the online database for free and admire a digital catalog of art pieces as well as an interactive map of each room of the famous Parisian museum.

3. Fossin Cup by Jean-Valentin Morel, Jean-Baptiste Fossin, and Jules Fossin (1843)

The Louvre’s Art Fossin Cup by Jean-Valentin Morel, Jean-Baptiste Fossin, and Jules Fossin (1843)

4. A Figurine from the 30th Dynasty of Egypt (664 BC - 332 BC)

The Louvre’s Art A Figurine from the 30th Dynasty of Egypt (664 BC-332 BC)
The collections made available showcase Egyptian antiquities, Renaissance art, including the renowned Mona Lisa, medieval sculpture, and modern decorative art. Admire some of the art you can expect to find here and visit the museum’s website to explore the entire online archive for free, through this link: The Louvre Museum

5. Brick panel from Achaemenid: Darius I (circa 510 BC), found in The Palace of Darius in Susa

The Louvre’s Art Brick panel from Achaemenid: Darius I (circa 510 BC), found in The Palace of Darius in Susa

6. Mummiform Funeral Servant With Hidden Hands; Nymaâtrê Amenemhat III (1862 BC - 1757 BC)

The Louvre’s Art Mummiform Funeral Servant With Hidden Hands; Nymaâtrê Amenemhat III (1862 BC-1757 BC)

7. Reception of The Duke of Anjou by The Patriarch of Venice at San Nicola Di Lido, by Andrea Michieli (1564 - 1600)

The Louvre’s Art

8. Lion says “de Monzon” - Fountain mouth (1100 - 1300), found in Spain

The Louvre’s Art Lion says “de Monzon” - Fountain mouth (1100 – 1300), found in Spain

9. Hyacinthe Collin De Vermont by Alexandre Roslin (1753)

The Louvre’s Art Hyacinthe Collin De Vermont by Alexandre Roslin (1753)

10. Plate: Emperor Vitellius on Horseback by Jean Emailleur Limosin (circa 1620)

The Louvre’s Art Plate: Emperor Vitellius on Horseback by Jean Emailleur Limosin (circa 1620)

11. Dais de Charles VII: Two Angels Holding a Crown by Jacob de Littemont (1425 - 1450)

The Louvre’s Art Dais de Charles VII: Two Angels Holding a Crown by Jacob de Littemont (1425-1450)

12. The Portrait of the Artist and His Brother, Achilles, by Eugène Devéria (1836)

The Louvre’s Art The Portrait of the Artist and His Brother, Achilles, by Eugène Devéria (1836)
Sources of all images: thisiscollosal, izismile
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