The Louver stopped to be a regal living arrangement when Louis XIV moved his court to Versailles in 1682. Using the Louver as an open museum started in the eighteenth century. The comte d’Angiviller helped manufacture and plan the Grande Galerie and kept on procuring significant show-stoppers. In 1793 the progressive government opened to the general population the Musée Central des Arts in the Grande Galerie. Under Napoleon the Cour Carrée and a wing on the north along the mourn de Rivoli were started. In the nineteenth century two noteworthy wings, their displays and structures expanding west, were finished, and Napoleon III was in charge of the presentation that opened them. The finished Louver was a tremendous complex of structures shaping two primary quadrilaterals and encasing two expansive patios.
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In 2012 a satellite area of the Louver in the northern French town of Lens opened to general society. The museum, planned by the Japanese designers Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, was proposed to help the economy of the district and to reduce swarms at the Paris site. After five years, after about a time of deferrals, the Louver Abu Dhabi opened in a building outlined by French engineer Jean Nouvel on Saadiyat Island, the emirate’s arranged social center. The new establishment was the aftereffect of a dubious understanding between the administrations of France and the United Arab Emirates, wherein the Louver rented its name, parts of its accumulation, and its aptitude to the incipient museum for a time of 30 years.
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. (Works painted after that date that the Louvre once housed were transferred to the Musée d’Orsay upon its opening in 1986.) The Louvre’s collection of French paintings from the 15th to the 19th century is unsurpassed in the world, and it also has many masterpieces by Italian Renaissance painters, including Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa (c. 1503–19), and works by Flemish and Dutch painters of the Baroque period.