Bridging the Gulf

When we heard that Abu Dhabi was opening a Louvre off-shoot we were intrigued. With the wealth of the country the collection is bound to be breath-taking. But how will Islamic mores be reconciled with much of the Western art tradition? Will the Venus Di Milo or Ingres’ Odalisque be shown? Ignoring the obvious challenge of the nude what about other representations of living things? Or will it focus more on the greats of Islamic art? Curator Laurence Des Cars assured ‘no artistic subjects will be off limits’ which has certainly piqued our interest.

We’re looking forward to seeing what this branch of the Louvre will showcase in 2015.

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