Louvre Abu Dhabi

Visited the Louvre Abu Dhabi the other day, which is an art museum in Abu Dhabi that opened in 2017. The museum's collection includes pieces from different eras and civilizations, including paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, Picasso, Gauguin, Manet, Magnet, and Bellini.

I was impressed by the architecture of the museum. The Louvre Abu Dhabi has many water channels and a huge openwork dome.

This gives visitors the feeling that the museum is like being out in the open air in the open sea, and the building itself is about 24,000 m² in size!
The main exposition begins with ancient art objects framed in modern geometric glass boxes. The sculptures from different eras tell about the evolution of pottery, the transition to bronze and natural stone, especially several works by Rodin stand out with their dynamism.

In my opinion, the very design of the expositions deserves special attention.
What without the venerable authors: Giovanni Bellini, Leonardo da Vinci, Jan Vermeer, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso – a real treat!
Particularly interesting is the elaboration of Chinese screens, Iranian dishes with the finest finish of mother-of-pearl, the most complex technique of marquetry from the mix of semi-precious stones in the furniture of Florentine masters.

The principle of marquetry is as follows: thin plates of precious wood are assembled into a single pattern and glued onto the base. It is a kind of inlay. The base can be the simplest wood. In the work is used veneer thickness of not more than 3 mm, a variety of color and texture. It is used to create mosaic paintings of extraordinary beauty, to decorate furniture, walls, floors and ceilings.

The exhibition closes with contemporary art, where Cy Twombly, one of the most expensive masters of our time, is not without his paintings.

The peculiarity of Twombly's style lies in the chaotic application of inscriptions, lines and scratches to the canvas. Twombly uses the loose manner of abstract expressionism, but without heroic pretensions or universal goals.
The Louvre Abu Dhabi inspired me with its scale and unique approach to art and its presentation. I was especially pleased with the separate room from the 20s with its typical Art Deco wall panels, beautiful bas-reliefs and alabaster lamps.

I recommend everyone to visit this unique art museum!