To always remember:
” Just be sure to notice the collateral beauty. It’s the profiling connection to everything. “
” [Love] I’m in all of it. I’m the darkness and the light, I’m the sunshine and the storm. Yes, you’re right, I’m the sunshine and the storm. I’m the reason for everything.”
” [Love] I’m the fabric of life. I’m within you. I’m within everything.
Sometimes, I look around and think we are all completely oblivious to everything that really matters. Maybe it’s the only way…… maybe we have to be blinded, so we can be part of the ‘system’. But then again, maybe we could all be a little better. Maybe if we understood that life is frail, that nothing matters except love, and that only the soul is important, then… maybe things would be different. I guess I’ll always be a hopeful dreamer.
One the things that I profoundly adored in this new museum was the underlying idea which sustains it. It aims to be an analysis of human universality, showcasing in each room, specific stages of human development in history. What is beautiful about it is that it doesn’t segregate by cultures or traditions, but instead has joined together the whole world in one single room: combining for example the portrayal of motherhood, side by side, in China, Egypt and Europe.
I will be posting specific analysis of each area and some of its main masterpieces, but for the meantime, here are some pictures of the overall exhibition spaces.
One of my favorite pieces at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, are of course, the stunning Rodin’s borrowed from the Rodin Museum in Paris. So characteristic of his work, these four sculptures, very small in size, apart from one of them, are profoundly beautiful and moving. Filled with the emotional depth that is only his, they seem to rather portray the human soul in its different stages of growth and expansion. So lovely….