Posted by: danielfee | July 27, 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece 07-27-2013

Mona Lisa - Leonardo de Vinci

Mona Lisa – Leonardo de Vinci

The Coronation of Napoleon -  Jacques-Louis David

The Coronation of Napoleon – Jacques-Louis David

The Lacemaker - Johannes Vermeer

The Lacemaker – Johannes Vermeer

 

Saint Matthew and the Angel - Rembrandt

The Evangelist Matthew and the Angel – Rembrandt

For this weeks photo challenge “masterpiece”, I have chosen four of the masterpieces that can be found hanging in the Louvre.

The first photo, of course, is Leonardo de Vince’s Mona Lisa or “la Gioconda”, the laughing one. Painted in 1503-1505, it is arguably the most famous painting in the world.

The second photo is The Coronation of Napoleon painted by Jacques-Louis David, the official painter of Napoleon, completed in 1807. This is just a portion of the painting because the whole painting it is almost thirty-three feet wide by approximately 20 feet tall.

The third photo is The Lacemaker painted by the Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer between 1669–1670. At just 9.6 inches x 8.3 inches, the work is the smallest of Vermeer’s paintings and quite a contrast to the size of Jacques-Louis David painting of The Coronation of Napoleon.

The last photo is Rembrandt’s 1661 painting of The Evangelist Matthew and the Angel. Along with the Mona Lisa  it is also one of the most famous paintings in the Louvre.

 

 


Responses

  1. I love the Vermeer altho they are all wonderful of course. Curious tho, how were you able to take photos? Arent cameras and iphones disallowed in the Louvre???

    • Tina,
      They allow you take photos in the Louvre, they just ask that the flash be turned off. It is one of the things I really liked about this museum.
      Dan

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