Louvre Tavel Guide
Owing more than 380, 000 objects and displaying 35, 000 works of art in eight curatorial departments: Egyptian Antiquities; Near Eastern Antiquities; Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities; Islamic Art; Sculpture; Decorative Arts; Paintings; Prints and Drawings, Louvre is one of the largest and most visited museum in the world.
Acclaimed as "the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world. ", Mona Lisa , painted by the Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci, represented a turning point in the history of portraiture in the early 16th century.
The Winged Victory of Samothrace, also called the Nike of Samothrace, shows a mastery of form and movement which has impressed critics and artists since its discovery. It creates a deliberate relationship to the imaginary space around the goddess and enhance the statue's depiction of the supernatural.
The Aphrodite of Milos has a great fame for its admitted graceful female beauty. The arms and original plinth were lost when it was found, however, the mystery of missing arms renowned it.