It’s a massive optical illusion in front of the Louvre Museum in Paris: When viewed from just the right vantage point the piece by French Artist JR creates an illusion of the iconic glass pyramid seeming to vanish.
A painting of Christ by da Vinci sold at auction for $450 million is headed to the newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi, the museum has said. A US newspaper reported it has found the mystery buyer of the "Salvator Mundi."
Over 10 years in the making, the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the offshoot of the famous Paris art museum in the United Arab Emirates, claims to be the first truly global collection in the Arab world. Discover some highlights here.
With more than nine million visitors a year, the Louvre is the world's most frequently visited museum. Many other superlatives apply to this former residence of French kings as well.
The famed Paris art museum's location in the United Arab Emirates will feature post-impressionist French art as well as Middle Eastern works from all eras. Critics have accused the Louvre of "selling its soul."
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