Leonardo da Vinci’s master piece arrives at The Louvre Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi
The painting is now available for public viewing in Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi is celebrating its 05th anniversary. To mark the celebrations, the world’s renowned master piece, Saint John the Baptist, by Leonardo da Vinci has arrived at the museum.

The painting is on loan from Musée du Louvre for a two year period. The master piece is now available for viewing in Chapter 7 at Louvre Abu Dhabi’s galleries.

Saint John the Baptist by Leonardo da Vinci represents the utmost peak of the Tuscan master’s genius, along with the entire Renaissance movement.

The painting was left unfinished at the death of the artist. It belonged to very prestigious owners including King Charles 1 of England, followed by France’s King Louis XIV. The painting joined Musée du Louvre after its opening in 1793.

The presentation of Saint John the Baptist at Louvre Abu Dhabi is part of a series of four major loans made by the Musée du Louvre.

Spectacular line-up of cultural and educational events will be held to mark the 05th anniversary of Louvre Abu Dhabi. The celebrations will be under the theme ‘ The Grand Story Continues’.

Tickets and information about the 05th anniversary will be available on www.louvreabudhabi.ae


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