A brief exposé of some of the lesser known works in the Louvre art gallery.
These were all shot with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 II Micro Four Thirds camera with the Olympus mZD 40-150mm f/2.8 pro lens.
A touch of my own styling to some of the beautiful marble sculptures:
Pierre Paul Rubens Portrait d’Helene Fourment 1636:
Pierre Paul Rubens Clélie passant le Tibre (Cloelia crossing the Tiber) 1635:
Antoon van Dyck Les Amours de Renaud et de l’enchanteresse Armide (The loves of Rinaldo and the enchantress Armida) 1641:
Jacob Jordaens Le roi boit (The king drinks) 1638-40:
My take on the Restoration of Melpomene Muse de la tragedie in marble 1st century AD Rome:
Leonardo Da Vinci’s Saint Jean-Baptiste 1513-16 – sometimes reflections are impossible to get rid of, and I didn’t bring a polarising filter to help – my bad:
Alessandro Filipepi dit Botticelli Un jeune homme presente par Venus 1483-85:
Alessandro Filipepi dit Botticelli Venus et Le Trois Graces offrant des presents a une jeune fille (Venus and The Three Graces) 1483-85:
My take on the Winged goddess of Victory of Samothrace 3rd-1st century BC Greece:
Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson Pygmalion et Galatee 1824:
Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson Atala au tombeau 1808:
Louise David Les Sabines 1799:
Louise David Les Amours de Paris et d’Helene 1788:
Pierre Peyron La mort d’Alceste 1785:
Anselm Kiefer Athanor 2007:
Perhaps it is that we can’t appreciate life without seeing death, and perhaps we all too often take for granted the wonderful aspects of culture that history has betrothed upon us even though their permanence is not guaranteed in our violent world. Live in the presence and appreciate what we have, protect our past and look to a future enhanced by us being here – not a future of despair and destruction as has been the case so often in our past.