Sunday, November 8, 2009

November 8, 1793

On this day 216 years ago the French Revolutionary government opened the doors of the Louvre to the general public.

The Louvre can be overwhelming, but in small doses it's a pretty amazing place to visit.  My favorite Da Vinci painting, The Virgin and Child with St. Anne, is there, as is one of my favorite Vermeers, the Lacemaker.  

I am, I must admit, more of a Musée d'Orsay and Musée Cluny type of person...

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