La Pyramide Inversée inside the Carrousel du Louvre shopping mall at night.

Secrets of the code Do Dan Brown’s readers learn something real about art?
The only contemporary artwork in the novel is the glass pyramid I.M. Pei added to the Louvre. Despite its supposed 666 panels, the pyramid is the most free-floating symbolic object in a book determined to present FACT. By the book’s end, however, even the pyramid appears to point to the burial place of Mary Magdalene, the proof of the unambiguous physical reality behind the symbol “Holy Grail”.

—by Jerry Cullum, published in Art Papers, May/June 2005.

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