Louvre Best Paintings of All Time
Jack and I are getting clever and now, after watching a Swedish film and talk about philosophy for a while, are going to choose our favorites paintings in the best museum of France: the Louvre. As always, we will do it low to high.
10.- Leonardo da Vinci. The Mona Lisa, ca. 1505
I don’t like this painting because I’ve seen it thousands of times and, in particular, I don’t like one fastidious book about a code. Anyway, it’s supposed she’s smiling.
9.- Rigaud, Hyacinthe. Portrait of Louis XIV, 1701
I love this kind of Kings Portraits and Louis XIV will be always a god of fashion for me. Have you seen his clothes? When I will be King I would like to look like him!
8.- Renoir, Pierre-Auguste. Le Moulin de la Galette, 1876
Renoir finished his days very rich and that’s more than a reason to think about the impressionism. Anyway, and we might be a little serious tonight, it’s a great composition and a very important evolution in Painting History.
7.- Ingres, Jean-Auguste-Dominique. The Turkish Bath, 1862; Grande Odalisque, 1814
A very detailed painting. In fact, this is Jack’s election. I don’t know why –I know, but I won’t to talk bad about anything- but I don’t like very much Ingres.
6.- Jacques-Louis David. The Coronation of Napoleon. 1805–07 (exhibited 1808)
What a fantastic painter and what a fantastic painting! I love David! Just enjoy!
5.- Caravaggio. The Death of the Virgin, 1605-06
We cannot forget the great Italian master of the baroque era: Caravaggio. His colors, the always brilliant composition and the drama in the scene…
4.- (Selected by Jack, five barks!). Eugène Delacroix. Liberty Leading the People. 1830
Jack says that’s this painting is important for the symbol of the French Revolution. What a pretentious dog!
3.- (Literary elected by myself!) Delacroix, Eugène. The Bark of Dante
I love this painting about the classic of literature The Divine Comedy. Virgilio and Dante. I think is better than number four.
2.- Vermeer, Jan. The Lacemaker, 1670-1671
Detailed, precision. Another masterpiece in the Louvre but I have a simple question, Jack. Are dogs allowed in the museum? You are begging to get me angry… I will choose the top 1!
1.- (Personal election, Jack is defeated!) Géricault, Theodore. Raft of the “Medusa”, 1818 – 1819
One of my favorites in History. I love the composition and the colors and, overall, the story which is inspired. Take a look here. Have a great day, friends!