You only live once, and it is important to experience the world in its beauty to the last corner. And the great way to do so is art, music, movies, and of course, paintings.
So today, we will talk about the top 5 greatest galleries of the world.
The Louvre in Paris, France, is one of the most famous and most visited art museums in the world. The Louvre collection contains nearly 35,000 pieces of art which are exhibited at 60,000 square meters (650,000 square feet).
The Louvre was built during the reign of the Capetian dynasty, in particular, during the reign of Philip II and, gradually becoming bigger over time, became a structure that is known today. In the Louvre, there are some of the most famous works of art in the world, such as Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, the Virgin and the Child of St. Anne, and the Madonna in the Grotto; Jacques-Louis David’s Oath of Horatii; Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People; and Venus de Milo by Alexandros Antiochus. Check out www.artnews.com for all your favorite art news.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum is located in New York (USA). It exhibits a permanent collection, which consists of more than two million works of art and represents 17 departments. In the main building is one of the largest art galleries in the world, and there is also a smaller building where works of medieval art are exhibited.
In the permanent collection, there are works of art that cover the period from antiquity and ancient Egypt to paintings and sculptures of almost all famous European artists, and a large collection of American and modern art. Also, in the Metropolitan Museum, there are many works of African, Asian, Byzantine, and Islamic art.
London National Gallery
The exposition of this museum is not among the most extensive. But qualitatively, it is not inferior to such giants as the Parisian Louvre or the Petersburg Hermitage. In relation to the number of world-famous masterpieces to the total size of the collection, the London National Gallery has no equal in the world. Among the most famous artists of the world, it is difficult to find one, whose paintings aren’t exhibited here. At the same time, the greatest European schools of painting are represented in the London exposition not just by the most famous names but also by the culmination of these masters. The collection of the London Gallery allows one to fully study the history of European art in its vertex manifestations.
National Gallery of Art, Washington
The National Gallery of Art (English National Gallery of Art) is an art museum in Washington, USA, in the National Mall park.
The gallery has one of the best collections of art in the world. The exposition presents works of art by European and American masters: paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, objects of arts, and crafts. Don’t forget to visit https://www.theartnewspaper.com/ for all of the art news and events around the world.
Art Gallery of Ambrosiana, Milan
Pinacoteca (from the Greek pinax – board, picture, and theke – vault) Ambrosiana is located in a palace built in 1603 for Cardinal Federico Borromeo. His own collections formed the basis of the gallery. The exhibition is opened by the Venetians and artists of the Milan school highly appreciated by Cardinal Federico, who fell under the influence of Leonardo da Vinci.
On the walls of Hall 1, you can see The Adoration of the Magi by Da Vici and The Holy Family with St. Anne by Bernardino Luini. In Hall 2, you’ll find Madonna by Botticelli, the famous polyptych St. Christopher by Bartolomeo Vivarini, and Musician, supposedly made by Leonardo Da Vinci. According to another assumption, Musician was created by Ambrogio de Predis – Da Vinci’s imitator from Milan. But Lady with Pearls by Brushes Predis was also considered Leonardo’s work. Hall 3 has wonderful paintings by the local artist Bramantino, including his Madonna in Throne with Saints.