Statue Selfies at the Louvre

The Venus de Milo at the Louvre

The Venus de Milo at the Louvre

A little while ago, I dropped in on the most visited art museum in the world: the Louvre. It was huge, it was packed, and it was a perfect place to indulge in my favourite museum hobby – snapping what-I-call Statue Selfies. So far I’ve played around with the museum-based selfie idea with statues taking selfies in the V&A and figurine photography in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.

The Louvre seemed like the perfect addition to the list, although I’d have to omit superstar objects like the Venus de Milo for obvious reasons…

However, the museum was absolutely packed with viable statues just itching to have their picture taken by *ahem* themselves.

So, without futher ado, let’s have a look at some of the Louvre’s #StatueSelfies

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The kind of posed that is echoed in a thousand instagram selfies. I like to think that he just woke up like this (after hours of primping, just like in real life).
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Well, it looks like *someone* had fun on their night out…

 

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A cute Venus and Cupid picture, it looks like both of them are holding the camera. Cupid looks genuinely pleased with himself and I don’t know about you, but I really enjoy how picturing the two like this has emphasised their mother/son relationship.

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“Ugh, I can’t even” I wonder why he looks so just over it.

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I’ll let you lot caption this yourself. That statue in the background could lead to all sorts of interesting backstories here…

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5 responses to “Statue Selfies at the Louvre

  1. The last picture looks a bit like one of these horrifyingly ubiquitous “selfie sticks” is being used. Having been in Venice for three weeks now I can confirm that there are more of those here than water.

      • An observation from a colleague of mine, “at first I thought everyone was walking around with litter pickers in their hand, but they are. They look the same and the both collect rubbish.” I can’t say much fairer than that.

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