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.
Composed of over 7,000 oil barrels, the sculpture by the revered artist floats on the Serpentine Lake in London's Hyde Park through September 23. It accompanies a retrospective of Christo and Jeanne-Claude's work.
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.
You won't believe your eyes when you look at these artists' works. Illusionists M.C. Escher, street artist Leon Keer, and others turn optical illusions into art. It takes a second look to see what's really there.
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.
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