Paris: Musee Louvre

Giant museums like the Louvre, British Museum or the Met are more battles of wit and determination than anything. Their collections are giant, the physical display area is overwhelming and there is simply no way to get through it all. Strategizing is 100% necessary.

20130810-213045.jpgBy now you can probably guess my strategy: heavy on the 19th century painting, hit the big guys, indulge in a smattering of Renaissance, Spanish, and Dutch masters, skim the more religious themes but bask in landscapes and light experiments.

20130810-213140.jpgOh and accept that the most famous paintings you’ll never get close enough to really appreciate.

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