Yesterday we visited the Louvre. It is gigantic and I am prepared to return on Sunday to check it out again. when we went we only visited the usual touristy paintings because we new that on Sunday things like Mona Lisa and Winged Victory would be a mob scene. I find it almost depressing how the Mona Lisa is so revered and placed on such a high pedistool (or behind a thick sheet of bullet proof glass and baracaded off about 15 ft from people). I definitely think it deserves recognition, but most of the people who go to take a photograph of the painting (when they could just google a better image) do it without any understanding as to why they find it so important.
This picture shows the scale of Mona Lisa and the bullet proof glass that she is behind.
We also visited the Decorative Arts Museum that is apart of the Louvre. There was is an exhibition going on about the color red in design and art. There overall concept relates to the difference between the two tones of Rouge within artwork. Depending on the tone, red can represent royalty or prostitution. The only way to really tell the difference is understand that royalty is closer to the color of blood with an almost brown, warm undertone and the dangerous red would have a blueish undertone. Such as Mae West's famous red lips.
Chair of Mae West lips.
This is a super cute little kid that was wearing a shirt that said "Boys don't cry" aww.
glowing baby lamps
homeless man with puppies. I wanted to take them.
being ugly americans outside of the Louvre