Last May I was in Paris, and like any good tourist I went to the Louvre. It’s one of those touristy things that’s touristy for a good reason, like Machu Picchu, geothermally heated waters in Iceland or that gigantic gold buddha in Bangkok1.
But I discovered something: the Louvre is really fucking metal. Where else do you pay $12 to go see a bunch of decapitated heads, priests fist-bumping lions, half-naked dudes with flowing manes on horseback, men holding their own cut-off faces and a guy wearing black robes, a shitty haircut walking around with a machete in his head like it ain’t no thing:
For your viewing pleasure, some pictures from a series I call WTF Louvre: Out of Context:
And, as a bonus and extension of my Louvre Out of Context series, I present Dogs from Renaissance Paintings:
Admittedly, I had not idea that thing existed until I stumbled upon it. ↩