Filed under: Art
Artist Cy Twombly has been given a rare honor. He is the third contemporary artist who has designed a permanent work for The Louvre in Paris. His ceiling mural covers more than 3,700 square feet in one of the Louvre's largest galleries, the Salle des Bronzes, in one of the older sections of the museum. Twombly is known for brightly colored abstracted pieces but for the Louvre he went a little classical. The mural is sky blue with simple spheres and insets that bear the names ancient Greek sculptors like Lysippus, Myron, Phidias, Polyclitus and Praxiteles written in Greek lettering. The overall effect is tranquil and elegant and works well with the gallery's existing exhibits.