Tuesday, November 14, 2017

5 pieces of art you should see at the Louvre Abu Dhabi

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
By Malak Harb
The Blue Qur'an (Arabic: المصحف الأزرق al-Muṣḥaf al-′Azraq) is a late 9th- to early 10th-century Fatimid Tunisian Qur'an manuscript in Kufic calligraphy, probably created in North Africa for the Great Mosque (Mosque of Uqba) of Qairawan.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — As the Louvre Abu Dhabi opens its doors to the public on Saturday, here are five pieces of art out of the 620 on display you should look out for that show the breadth of the new museum: "Monumental Statue with Two Heads" dating to around 6,500 B.C.; Page of the ‘Blue Quran’ from one of the oldest-ever-found Qurans; "Portrait of a Woman, called La Belle Ferronniere" by Leonardo da Vinci; "The Saint-Lazare Station" by Claude Monet, and "Fountain of Light" by Ai Weiwei. [More]