Pyramid du Louvre by Elena Skvortsova

Art Prints


Sizing Information

Small 15.7" x 10.5"
Medium 19.7" x 13.1"
Large 23.6" x 15.7"
X large 31.5" x 21.0"
Note: Image size. Border makes product fit standard frame size


  • 100% cotton rag Giclée art prints
  • Printed on stunning 240gsm natural white archival paper with archival ink
  • The size options are exactly tailored to standard frames
  • Self frame in the blink of an eye for a perfect custom finish

Pyramid entrance to the Louvre Palace and Museum at night, Paris, France

A bit of history. In 1190 to protect the capital from the Anglo-Norman threat, the king Philippe Auguste decided to reinforce its defenses with a fortress, which came to be known as the Louvre. It was built to the west of the city, on the banks of the Seine. The original structure was gradually engulfed as the city grew. The dark fortress of the early days was transformed into the modernized dwelling of François I and, later, the sumptuous palace of the Sun King, Louis XIV.
The reigns of Louis XIII and Louis XIV had a major impact on the Louvre and Tuileries palaces. The extension of the west wing of the Cour Carrée under Louis XIII marked the beginning of an ambitious program of work that would be completed by Louis XIV and added to by Louis XV, resulting in the Louvre that we see today.
With the Revolution, the Louvre entered a phase of intensive transformation. In 1793 the Museum Central des Arts opened to the public in the Grande Galerie and the Salon Carré, from where the collections gradually spread to take over the building.
The glass Pyramid built by I. M. Pei was inaugurated on March 30, 1989. Rising from the center of the Cour Napoléon, it is the focal point of the museum’s main axes of circulation and also serves as an entrance to the large reception hall beneath. (
Canon EOS 500D+EF-S 18-55@18mm, 2.5 sec, ISO-200

Featured in Your Country’s Best on 15/12/2012
Featured in Russian Speaking Art on 28/12/2012
Featured in European Everyday Life on 11th January 2013
Featured in LOW LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY on 08/09/2013

Top Ten in Beautiful Architecture challenge in Cover Shots group
Top Ten in Avatar Challenge in PostCards-Destinations
TOP TEN of “Man’s Ingenious Mind” challenge in Cover shots

202 views on 01/03/2013
500 views on 07/06/2013


  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 2 years ago

  • Thank you so much Marie!

    – Elena Skvortsova

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltabout 2 years ago

    great capture, Happy New Year, Elena

  • Thank you Luda! Happy New Year!

    – Elena Skvortsova

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...about 2 years ago

    fantastic picture Elena!

  • Thank you Charmiene!

    – Elena Skvortsova

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 2 years ago


  • Thank you!

    – Elena Skvortsova

  • Lisa Williams
    Lisa Williamsabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture Elena

  • Thank you Lisa!

    – Elena Skvortsova

  • katekreations
    katekreationsabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations Featured 11th January 2013

  • Thank you so much! It’s a great honor!

    – Elena Skvortsova

  • Svetlana Sewell
    Svetlana Sewellabout 2 years ago


  • Spasibo Svetlana!

    – Elena Skvortsova

  • Marie Moriscot
    Marie Moriscotabout 2 years ago

    Magnifique représentation du Louvre! gorgeous work!

  • Thank you Marie!

    – Elena Skvortsova

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations!! Your image has placed in the TOP TEN of the
    “Beautiful Architecture” challenge in the group, “Cover Shots!!”

  • Thank you!

    – Elena Skvortsova

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