Landscape Photographer from the South West of Western Australia

Archive for March 1, 2013

The Louvre – the ancient and the modern.

The Louvre in Paris is amazing – it goes on and on forever, and the exhibits are superb (from ancient Egyptian antiquities to French and Italian paintings). This image was taken in the same room the Mona Lisa was displayed in – the painting is a very large painting on the wall at the opposite end to the Mona Lisa. As the figures in the painting were life size the people in the room look like they are part of the scene!

The people in the gallery blend with the figures in the painting

The people in the gallery blend with the figures in the painting


The Mona Lisa itself was disappointing. It was displayed behind glass and you could not get close. Also the painting seemed to have a strange yellow/green cast and I suspect this was a color in the room caused by reflections from the floor. I would love to see it up close.

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