Below are images from my visit to the Louvre, divided by category. I will share more in-depth thoughts about the various Greco-Roman items in a later post, but for now, I have decided to let these images speak for themselves, except for a few minimal captions. Enjoy!
Architecture and Design
The Ancient World: Greece and Rome
Greek inscription! Unfortunately, I do not have any training in reading these.
Funeral masks from Roman Egypt.
The famous Venus de Milo.
Swarmed by tourists.
Profile shot of Venus.
Bust of Alexander the Great.
Image of Venus. Is she taking a selfie?
The three great Greek philosophers: Socrates, Aristotle, and Plato.
Athena a.k.a. Pallas of Velletri.
Hmm… A statue with two heads, but another with none…
Calliope, muse of epic poetry.
Paintings: Renaissance and Beyond
The Mona Lisa.
Portrait of Juliette Récamier by Jacques-Louis David.
Leonidas at Thermopylae. Painting by Jacques-Louis David.
Classical reference: Clytemnestra about to murder her husband, Agamemnon. Painting by Baron Pierre-Narcisse Guerin.
The Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon and the Coronation of Empress Joséphine by Jacques-Louis David.
La Grande Odalisque by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres.
Thanks to my mom for taking these pictures.
To explore the Louvre galleries in further detail, please visit the museum website.