Everybody and their grandmother knows the United Arab Emirates. The United Arab Emirates is a top country in the world. They are a leading nation with a vision, and they exceed expectations across all industries. The Louvre is the most famous museum in the world and home of the Mona Lisa.
It is little wonder that the greatest museum in the world, would collaborate with the fastest growing nation in the world. Plus, the United Arab Emirates is a popular tourist destination, so as a business, they’re certain that there will be patrons.
As with all edifice done in the UAE, there is a difference in the exterior of the Louvre Abu Dhabi. Created by Jean Nouvel, the building itself is easily a work of art. A museum on water! Construction and set-up is complete and the opening date of 11th November 2017 has been announced.
Jean-Francois Charnier is the scientific director of Agence France-Museums. He stated that the museum organizers had complete freedom in making decisions about the art to present. “You have nude statues in the museum, contemporary paintings. You also have religious images from all religions,” he said.
“The objective, is to show that in history there are more links and bridges than walls.”
The museum has major pieces of art which include; a 15th century painting by Giovanni Bellini, a 19th century painting by Osama Hamdy Bey and a 3000-year-old Egyptian funeral set.
Per the museum’s website:
The Louvre Abu Dhabi was designed by acclaimed French architect Jean Nouvel, winner of the Pritzker Prize. The museum’s galleries and buildings echo a traditional Arabic town or medina, covered by the massive 180 metre wide dome which filters light to create a micro-climate and whose design was inspired by both mashrabiya carved window screens and the shadows cast by fronds of date palms at Al Ain oasis.
This is beautiful. Simply exquisite! What do you think?
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