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Louvre, Paris

one of the world’s outstanding, great museums

20 Must-see paintings and statues.

NEW  Stolen Vermeer from Boston, resurrected.

A visit with your own art historian, flying in for you.

The Louvre in Paris is a humongous museum – almost to out-do  other museums, anywhere in the world. Join me for a visit!

Please note, I will be your private Professore, and fly in from Amsterdam, Holland especially for you. Best entry time at 9 AM. Also: Alas the secret VIP entrance has been shut down due to terrorist threat. The only viable alternative is to be there at a quarter to 9 AM we get in without much ado. Later on the halls will be mobbed and a visit would be inadvisable!  After 10.30 AM the waiting lines and biblical in proportion, and thousands who hold an entrance ticket or are without without an entrance ticket have to be very patient, standing in line. Thus the best idea is a starting time is just before 9 AM. Open every day except for Tuesday.  Only luggage not exceeding 55 cm x 35 cm x 20 cm will be accepted in the Louvre museum.

Please note, this is a high level offer. Practicalities: I live in Amsterdam, Holland and do NOT run a travel agency.  I do however provide Fabulous international museum tours. The plan is that you contract me for one or more days as your private ‘Professore’ and offer full transport to that city, plus hotel accommodation in the same place you will stay. We will spend quality time together in mornings and early afternoons.

 

An extravaganza in interior design: Louvre halls.

Highlights:

Dutch Art department, Rembrandt, Vermeer

French early Art

Italian Art

Sculpture department

Egyptian department

Middle East department

Delacroix. The French female holding the flag signifies Liberty.

 

The impressive lower hall by architect I.M. Pei

Hoogstraten painting of a series of rooms in a private home. The keys tell their story.

Raking sunlight make this statue come to life.

 

Vermeer, Lacemaker. In the Louvre, when I start lecturing in front of this picture with two clients, I may end up with more than 20 listeners

A Vermeer painting that came to the Louvre as alternative payment for death duties.

 

Vermeer, Lacemaker, detail

Two Vermeer paintings in the Louvre. Often visitors spend more than 10 minutes here. In awe.

Gericault, Medusa Raft. The painter transported human corpses in his studio to get the effects and greenish colour he needed.

 

Author Kaldenbach lecturing in front of Vermeer

 

 

 

 

 

Please note, this is a high level offer.

 

Practicalities: I live in Amsterdam, Holland and do NOT run a travel agency.  I do however provide Fabulous international museum tours.

The plan is that you contract me for one or more days as your private ‘Professore’ and offer full transport to that city, plus hotel accommodation in the same place you will stay. We will spend quality time together in mornings and early afternoons.

Tour by professional Art History scholar with excellent teaching skills. Specialist in Fine art and Design, Architecture and History. VIP entry.

Drs Kees Kaldenbach: „…he is wildly overqualified to be a guide . That is his secret… Trust me on this.” Gabe. Statement made February, 2017.

Another trip to Architectural monuments casts.

See the entire International list (Tours outside Holland).

Business card for museum tours. The logo refers to Vermeer.