Everyone will notice at the ground-level entrance to this complex was situated in the centre of the Cour Napoleon and was crowned by a controversial steel-and-glass pyramid designed by the American architect I.M. Pei. The new wing, also designed by Pei, had more than 230,000 square feet of exhibition space, originally housing collections of European painting, decorative arts, and Islamic art.
And later in the year 2012 Japanese architects was intended to boost the economy of the region and to alleviate crowds at the Paris site. The Louvre’s painting collection is one of the richest in the world, representing all periods of European art up to the Revolutions of 1848.
Its a home to Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, the Louvre is considered the world's greatest art museum, with an immense collection of items covering the full spectrum of art through the ages.The Louvre contains more than 380,000 objects and displays 35,000 works of art in eight curatorial departments. It has Egyptian /Eastern antiquities, The Greek, Etruscan, and Roman department displays pieces from the Mediterranean Basin dating from the Neolithic to the 6th century. Islamic art and sculpture , mesmerizing art pieces from middle ages to the mid-19th century is a kind of work that display the artist heart.
Mona Lisa, oil painting on a poplar wood panel by the Italian painter, draftsman, sculptor, architect, and engineer Leonardo da Vinci is an eye piece for everyone in Louvre .