Saturday, July 30, 2005

Louvre Gets $20 Million for Islamic Wing

A billionaire Saudi prince has donated $20 million to the Louvre Museum to help fund a new Islamic art wing - a freeform, glassy structure that will bring a modern touch to a neoclassical courtyard.

I thought islamic art was haraam, forbidden. What the heck is this? The Louvre is obscured by that hideous glass pyramid, and now this? Why on earth does the Louvre need a "modern touch" anyway? Rip that stupid pyramid down! It obscures the neoclassical and has no architectural purpose there any way EXCEPT to impose a middle eastern mind set on Western culture. Hmmmm, let's see: Was Shakespeare a muslim? BWHAHAHAHAHA!

At 43,000 square feet, the wing will quadruple the existing space for the Islamic art collection,
French President Jacques Chirac proposed remodeling the wing three years ago, after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, to bridge the divide between East and West.
Figures, chirac. This just steams my clams. How quickly are the french becoming dhimmis anyway?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Islamic art is not forbidden. Depictions of living things is forbidden in the strictest interpretation.

Some of the most beautiful and complex calligraphy in the world is Islamic in origin.

By the way, most major art museums have Islamic wings, as they have Asian, Greek, Roman, African wings.

Maybe you should visit one some day.