First Sunday of the month is free admission, which means long lines (unless you know alternative entrances) and lots of people (unless you know alternative halls)
Luckily I read the text in parentheses, so entrance was fast and the hall we were in wasn't crowded.
(They say 80% of the crowd in the Louvre is around the Mona-Lisa, Venus de Milo etc., so the rest is quite spacious)
This was the first time I took the time, in between challenging my group members, to draw as well. (mainly since I promised the boy to draw a statue of Achiles fighting a snake (or something...)
Following are two different attempts to deal with a sad-postured statue.
|just straight lines|
|just dark spots|
* this is a pencils that is an aquarells, which allows drawing, and than smearing it with the finger and some spit. exciting stuff! :)
And I just found a page of other drawing of this one (in case you don't understand what you see...) : here
And a general view, with the horses of Marley (Statues taken from Marley-le-Roi, and put in the Louvre when they created this new section of it)
The statue shows a slave trying to tame a horse, (if you want, you can see it here)
And a small story about the roof - it is a relatively new hall, and the glass roof is designed to pass a constant amount of light, so it stores the light if it is too much and emits it when it gets darker.
As this was told to me by the boy, I am sure every word is true!