Art: Masterpieces of the Louvre: Part I


Masterpiece of the Louvre:

Part I

While French governments form and fall, while France tries to halt its descent among the world powers, the Louvre holds its rank at the top of the world's art museums. Even as demonstrators paraded through the streets of Paris earlier this month, the Louvre's attendance rolled on at a steady 3,000 a day. Nothing short of war or revolution will keep the crowds below 5,000 a day at the peak of the tourist season in mid-August. Nowhere on earth is there another edifice dedicated to man's delight in art that is comparable to the mammoth structure...

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