Not only is it the world’s 7th urban wonder, but it is also home to amazing art pieces...
16 October 2018| Last updated on 16 October 2018
For those who call Abu Dhabi their home, must have jumped at the opportunity to visit one of the region’s best museums.
And for those who reside in the emirates around Abu Dhabi, the drive to the Louvre Museum is definitely worth every minute.
The intricate architecture of the Louvre Museum has dropped the jaws of many residents and tourists, who automatically get transported to a futuristic era.
And from the scenic views, blue waters, pristine white walls and artistic atmosphere – it’s no wonder why the Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi was voted as the 7th more urban wonder in the entire world.
The Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi has more than 600 artworks and artefacts – some are permanent and some are just visiting for certain exhibitions.
So if you’ve never been to this fabulous museum, here are 5 hidden artworks to check out
1. Sculpture, Alexander The Great
Known as the King of Macedonia, hegemon of Greece and a conqueror of the Persian Empire – Alexander The Great was regarded as the greatest military leaders of all time.
He also named 70 cities after himself during his military conquests – with exception to Bucephala, which was named as Bucephalus.
2. Portrait, South Wind Clear Sky
Called South Wind, Clear Sky by Katsushika Hokusai, this painting portrait of Mount Fuji actually shows almost 36 views of the mountain.
From a rising sun that turns into a red mountain, to the clouds around the summit – this pieces portrays all the majestic features of a Japanese painting.
3. Sculpture, Les Chevaux du Soleil
A borrowed but wonderful piece from Chateau Versailles, this iconic sculpture comes from the gardens of Versailles in France.
This piece portrays the Greek gods – Apollo and the Greek god of the Sun – while they resting after a chariot journey across the sky.
And this painting was commission by King Louis XIV as a method to strengthen his connection with the sun and be blessed with its godly powers.
4. Portrait, Funerary portrait of a man with a cup
A painting that is both Egyptian and Roman – this piece called a “Funerary portrait of a man with a cup,” was painted on wood around 225 – 50 CE.
The originals are from Antinopolis in Egypt, at a time when Egypt was under the influence of Rome.
5. Portrait, Women at the Well
An almost 3-dimensional painting by Paul Serusier called Women at the Well shows a group of women gathered at a well.
The way they gather there shows a stately procession, which reflects the endless movement of life.
While the background landscape lies flat, the geometric decorations let the pattern of the painting come to life – through the movement of the trees and their shadows.