A "crash course" in Art History through the treasures of the Louvre
From its origins in Greek Roman culture and its deep roots in Christianity, we will explore art's progression through Renaissance, Baroque, Neo-Classicism and Romanticism. I will supply you with a "cheat sheet" to help you remember the characteristics of each movement. We will meet the key artists, discover what influenced them and learn some of the tricks of their trade. Among the many greats on our list are Leonardo de Vinci, Raphael, Caravaggio, Titian, Delacroix and David.
Of course no visit is complete without seeing the great ladies of the Louvre - Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo and the Winged Victory of Samothrace and . . . . (if open on the day) a "secret mystery" painting.
I hope that after our 3 hour stroll through the world's biggest and most famous museum, you will have become a real art history buff with no effort, just pleasure.
Larger groups (schools, associations etc) can be accommodated on request.
And by the way. . . . . . the ONLY way to skip the sometimes huge lines is with a guide
We will start in the Denon wing to see the Winged Victory of Samothrace, follow the story of the Italian Renaissance from its beginning until the start of Baroque, back to Mona Lisa and the largest painting in the museum. Continuing through the large format French Romantics and Neoclassics (Delacroix/Géricault/David) ending in Antiquity with Venus de Milo. Of course the itinerary is flexible according to your particular interests.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Louvre Museum in Paris.
End location: Under the main pyramid or any part of the museum.
Duration: 2 hours 30 min.
This is a walking tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 euros - Transport..Metro or bus ticket to the Louvre (€1.90 per ticket)
Optional - Drinks (eg bottle of water) and souvenirs
I do not have any restrictions in regard to my guiding, I can offer a full range of experiences.
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Words can not describe how happy we are with Catherine's service! She really is a true gem! Her knowledge is exemplary and she is just so lovely and engaging! She must have done this millions of times but she comes across so enthusiatic and really showing real passion in her work! She planned the tour perfectly and prepared quiz sheets for my 2 daughters to keep them engaged. She even has sweets to keep my girls happy! My girls enjoyed the tour so much they want to see the Orsay the next day!!