There are said to be 38,000 works of art on display in the Louvre in Paris, so it’s sort of like the internet or the Frankfurt Book Fair — you can’t possibly see them all, so you have to navigate to see what you want, or take potluck. And don’t let yourself be overwhelmed by the sheer masses of fantastic artworks! My lead photo shows room 39 on the second floor of the Richelieu wing, where Dutch masterpieces from the second half of the 17th century are on display.
Le Pont du Rialto (Rialto Bridge in Venice) by Antonio Canal, aka CANALETTO (1697- 1768), in hall C on the second floor of the Sully wing.
La nuit ; un port de mer au clair de lune (The night, a seaport by moonlight), painted in 1771 by Joseph Vernet (1714-1789), is on display in room 52 on the second floor of the Sully wing.
(Joseph Vernet’s son, grandson and great-grandson also became well-known painters during their lifetimes. See my post on the Calvet Museum in Avignon.)
The Galerie d’Apollon (Gallery of Apollo) was restored at the beginning of the 21st century. This involved three years of work, which was funded by a corporate sponsor. The gallery is in hall 66 on the first floor of the Denon wing.
My photos in this post are from 2008 — from 08.08.08, to be more precise.
I revised the text in 2022.
See more posts on the Louvre Museum in Paris.