The Cour Carrée and the Louvre
The Cour Carrée looks as though it was made from different types of stone. It is very big and makes the exterior of the Louvre look sophisticated and extravagant. The Louvre itself is very symmetrical. The statues built on the Louvre, as well as the intricate designs, give the Louvre an artistic touch. Classism is the ism that most represents this piece of work. Pierre Lescot used many classical Roman ideas to design the The Cour Carrée. The arrangement of windows and doors also had a classical aspect. The Louvre today contains some of the most amazing artwork from that time period. People all over the world come to see the Louvre in Paris. The statues and designs built into the Louvre are very detailed and interesting to look at.
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Pierrre Lescot the Carnavalet 1550. Paris France
Pierre Lescot The Cour Carrée 1551. Paris France
Pierre Lescot The Petit-Pont 1551. Paris France