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Yes, I was at the Louvre and you are right..... Anonymous2000 Send a noteboard - 21/02/2012 08:32:40 PM
.....there are many better works of art at the Louvre and even better works at the MET and Philly Museum of Art.

Over-hyped to the nth degree here.

.....is very underwhelming in person. There is much, much better art than that, so why bother trusting the "experts" or "elites", they are often wrong.

I don't know if you've ever visited the Louvre, but anyone who has will have seen the insane crowd pushing and shoving to catch a glimpse of that tiny little painting, while far superior works are lucky to have one or two people near it at any given time (I didn't even bother to go look at it, myself).

But then, the Mona Lisa's reputation is to a large extent due to popular memory more than the experts' opinion - I dare say most experts would agree that there are better and more interesting paintings than the Mona Lisa, or at the very least that it gets an absurd amount of attention compared to other classic works. It's not the experts' fault if that whole crowd stands jostling in front of that one painting while ignoring everything else.
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