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.