TITLE: “The Louvre”
ARTIST: Alexander Chen
WHY WE CHOSE IT: On August 10, 1793, France’s famed Musée du Louvre opened to the public for the first time. Now a central landmark in Paris, the 219-year-old museum was originally established as a national palace “for gathering together all the monuments of the sciences and the arts.” Opening day presented an exhibition of 537 works, mostly paintings from the collections of the French royal family and aristocrats. Today, the Louvre houses 35,000 works of art drawn from eight departments, displayed in over 60,000 square meters of exhibition space dedicated to the permanent collections.
SOURCE: The Park West Gallery Collection
Fine art by Alexander Chen is available through Park West Gallery and its cruise art auctions at sea. Learn more at www.parkwestgallery.com.