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Art Centers of Paris Le Louvre et Le centre Pompidou - Beaubourg Par: Maura C. Le Louvre Le Louvre - History Inspired by Francois I collection of twelve Italian paintings. Actual museum was created by Louis XVI, who opened the Musée de la République on August 10, 1793

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Art Centers of Paris

Le Louvre et Le centre Pompidou - Beaubourg

Par: Maura C.



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Le Louvre - History

  • Inspired by Francois I collection of twelve Italian paintings.

  • Actual museum was created by Louis XVI, who opened the Musée de la République on August 10, 1793

  • The museum became property of the State in 1848, and annual budgets were targeted to obtaining new masterpieces.

  • Le Louvre contains more than 300, 000 works of art, including the famous Mona Lisa and the Statue of Venus de Milo.


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Le Louvre - Paintings

  • Le Louvre houses some of the most beautiful paintings in the world.

  • One of the most famous being the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci.

  • Other famous works of art include ancient artifacts like this mummy covering from 800 b.c.


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The Layout of Le Louvre

  • Le Louvre has three wings: the Sully, the Richelieu, and the Denon.

  • Each wing has three floors above ground, and one below.

  • The building is divided into seven sections, Paintings, Objets d’art, Prints and Drawings, Oriental Antiquities, Sculpture, Egyptian Antiquities, Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities


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The Pyramid

  • Built by the American-Chinese born architect Ieoh Ming Pei from 1985 - 1989

  • The Pyramid is made from glass and steel

  • The design caused alot of controversy because it was so modern and contrasted the traditional architecture of the museum.

  • Utilized as an entrance to the museum, elegantly connecting the art galleries.




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Le Centre Pompidou - History

  • Created in February of 1977 through the former French president Georges Pompidou

  • The President wanted a center that focused on all types of modern and contemporary art, ranging from sculpture and painting to video and performances.

  • The center was fully modernized and renovated on January 1, 2000.


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Le Centre Pompidou -Architecture

  • The entire construction and renovation of the building cost 1569 million FF.

  • The center contains a three level infrastructure which houses technical and administrative spaces

  • Le Centre has a metallic roof and huge glass and iron superstructure made of seven levels

  • The utility shafts are attached outside of the building and painted in vivid colors.

  • The architects were Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers and Gianfranco Franchini



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Bibliography

  • Le Centre Pompidou Beaubourg

    http://www.France.diplomatic.fr/label_France/France/ART/POMPIDOU/pompidou.html

    http://www.cnac-gp.fr.Pompidou/Home.nsd/docs/fhome

  • Le Louvre

    http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/Pyramide_du_Louvre.html

    http://arcguide.de/arcguide/arclife/architekturfuehrer/show

    www.paris.org


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Le Louvre et Le Centre Pompidou Beaubourg

Le Louvre est un grand musée à Paris. C’est intéressant avec beaucoup de tableaux célèbres et sculptures. On y voit la Pyramide célèbre, créée par Ieoh Ming Pei. Au Louvre on peut voir la Joconde et la Vénus de Milo.

Le Centre Pompidou Beaubourg est un centre d'art unique à Paris.

Son architecture est très moderne. Il était créé par le Président Georges Pompidou en 1977. On doit visiter ces deux centres d’art très importants à Paris pour mieux apprécier la culture française.


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