“The City of Light” is proud to house three of the top ten crowd-pulling museums in the world. The Louvre wins the crown in international league whereas the Centre Pompidou and Musee d’Orsay rank 7th and 8th among the most visited museums worldwide. These galleries have been relentless in their effort to expose the rich cultural legacy as well as contemporary collections of the celebrity maestros and fresh talents. These art galleries and museums are of grave historic importance and open to everyone.
It will take almost a lifetime to know the Louvre inside out. The museum is known to house diverse collections of painting, sculpture and other decorative showpieces of 20th century era. How can we forget the master strokes of Leonardo da Vinci in his two famous works, Venus de Milo and Mona Lisa? Other artists whose paintings find a pride of place here include Caravaggio, Vermeer, Rembrandt and the likes.
The Louvre is considered the most visited museum in Paris and rarely a miss on the must-see list of the tourists. Its art galas are different from what other museums and galleries exhibit in the sense that the Louvre has always tried to introduce the visitors to the historical aspect of art spanning from the medieval period to present days. Have a leisurely stroll in the adjacent Tuileries garden before or after visiting the art fair.
National Museum of Modern Art at the Centre Pompidou
It was inaugurated in 1977 and famous for its vibrant collections of 20th century artworks. The museum houses an overwhelming collection (50000) of painting, architecture, sculptors and other forms of visual arts. The museum makes sure to procure new artworks that reflect the contemporary culture in the arena of visual art. The two floors are dedicated to the art form ranging from Cubism to Surrealism. The section also includes the Pop art. These are the permanent collections and you can get to see them anytime on your trip to Paris. The temporary acquisitions too are the visitors’ delight.
It is just a bridge away from great the Louvre. The art gallery hosts the most prestigious works of the impressionist and post-impressionist period. The museum itself is an architectural beauty with its majestic three floors dedicated to both classic and contemporary style of painting and other artworks. Most of the acclaimed paintings by Van Gogh are housed in the museum. Other eminent artists’ laudable works are in the museum and waiting for your appreciative glance.