Famous Paintings in the Louvre

Famous Paintings in the Louvre

A trip to Paris is incomplete without visiting the Eiffel Tower, and having a look at the famous paintings in the Louvre. The upcoming article promises to give you an exhaustive list of the names of the murals you would find in this revered place.
The Louvre is one of the largest palaces in the world and also a national art museum. This national heritage is home to some of the world's most famous paintings made by some of the illustrious painters, such as Jean Clouet, Leonardo da Vinci, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, and many others.

Brief History

The Louvre (loov'-ruh) was earlier the residence of many French kings and queens. It was built in the 13th century by Phillip II Augustus, and was used as a fort in order to defend Seine river from the Normans and the English. This fort was later changed into a museum, Musée du Louvre, during the late 18th century. It contained some of the former royal sculptures and potraits of the royal family. Today, this museum contains some famous antiquities from ancient Egypt, the Middle Ages, the Greek, and the Roman period. It also includes souvenirs from the modern times.

The List

Name of the PaintingPainter
The Coronation of the VirginFra Angelico
Woman in BlueJean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
The Battle at IssusJan Brueghel
Portrait of Francis IJean Clouet
Venus Standing in a LandscapeLucas Cranach
The Return from MarketJean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin
The Fortune TellerCaravaggio
Diana Resting after Her BathFrançois Boucher
The BeggarsPieter Bruegel the Elder
The Marriage Feast at CanaGerard David
The Oath of the HoratiiJacques-Louis David
The Raft of the MedusaThéodore Géricault
The MadwomanThéodore Géricault
Mounted Officer of the Imperial GuardThéodore Géricault
Pietà de Villeneuve-lès-AvignonEnguerrand Quarton
The Virgin and Child with Saint John the BaptistRaphael (Raffaello Sanzio)
Baldassare CastiglioneRaphael (Raffaello Sanzio)
Napoleon in the Plague House at JaffaAntoine-Jean Gros
Echo and NarcissusNicolas Poussin
Empress JosephinePierre-Paul Prud'Hon
The Four EvangelistsJacob Jordaens
Joseph the CarpenterGeorges de La Tour
The Boy with the ClubfootJusepe de Ribera
L'Accordee du Village (The Village Betrothal)Jean-Baptiste Greuze
The Flayed OxRembrandt
Le Moulin de la GalettePierre-Auguste Renoir
Portrait of Louis XIVHyacinthe Rigaud
Henry IV Receiving the Portrait of Marie de MediciPeter Paul Rubens
The Bark of Dante (Dante and Virgil in Hell)Eugène Delacroix
The Apotheosis of Henry IV and the Proclamation of the Regency of Marie de MédiciPeter Paul Rubens
Gabrielle d'Estrées and One of her SistersSchool of Fontainebleau
The Banker and His WifeQuentin Matsys
The Battle of San RomanoPaolo Uccello
Death of SardanapalusEugène Delacroix
Man with a GloveTitian
Et in Arcadia ego (Even in Arcadia, there am I)Nicolas Poussin
Oedipus and the SphinxJean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
Pastoral Symphony (Fete Champetre)Titian
Charles I of EnglandSir Anthony van Dyck
The Marriage at CanaVeronese (Paolo Caliari)
Supper at EmmausVeronese (Paolo Caliari)
The LacemakerJohannes Vermeer
The Turkish BathJean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
Diana the HuntressSchool of Fontainebleau
La CharetteLouis Le Nain
Valpinçon BatherJean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
Mona LisaLeonardo da Vinci
The Virgin of the RocksLeonardo da Vinci
Portrait of an Old WomanHans Memling
The Virgin and Child with Saint AnneLeonardo da Vinci

These masterpieces are sure to mesmerize your senses to the extent that you may not feel like going back home!