The Louvre Museum (Musée du Louvre), located in
Paris, is one of the largest and most famous
museums in the world. The building erected by
Napoleon in the center of Paris, located between the
Seine and the Rue de Rivoli.
Its central courtyard, now occupied by the glass
pyramid of the Louvre, is the axis of the ChampsÉlysées.
The Louvre was the seat of the French monarchy
since the medieval era, having been deserted by
Louis XVI on behalf of the Palace of Versailles.
Part of the royal palace of the Louvre was first
opened to the public as a museum on November 8,
1793, during the French Revolution.
It is where the Mona Lisa, the Winged Victory of
Samothrace, the Venus de Milo, huge collections of
artifacts from ancient Egypt, the classic artists of
Europe as Titian, Rembrandt, Goya, Rubens or
Renoir, one of the largest samples of the art world
and human culture.
In the Louvre is among other works by Brazilian
artists, pieces of the Master Vitalino Caruaru-PE.