The Joy of Museums

Finding Beauty & Meaning in Museums

Masterpieces of The Louvre

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The Louvre opened in 1793,  during the French Revolution, with an exhibition of 537 paintings. The majority of the works being confiscated royal and church property. Today the museum’s collection is approximately 38,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century.

The Louvre has many Masterpieces. Below are just some of the highlights:



“Truth gives a short answer, lies go round about.”  French proverb



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