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Colton Haynes Shows Off His Wang In The Louvre, Rocco Ritchie Has The Shakes

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Queerty

This week, Louis Tomlinson forgot his jockstrap, Madonna got busted for inappropriate texting again and Amy Schumer taught us many valuable lessons. Here’s what happened recently on Instagram:  Tyson Beckford might want to consider hitting the gym once in a while. Show More Summary

Did the Julio-Claudians suffer from congenital heart defects?

A history resource article by Mary Harrsch © 2015 Nude statue of Julius Caesar. Photographed at The Musée du Louvre in Paris, France byMary Harrsch © 2008 A recently published article, "Has the diagnosis of a stroke been overlooked in the symptoms of Julius Caesar", by Francesco M. Show More Summary

hadrian6: Psyche Surprises the Sleeping Cupid.  1769.Louis Jean...

5 days agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

hadrian6: Psyche Surprises the Sleeping Cupid.  1769. Louis Jean Francois Lagrenee. French 1667-1771. oil/canvas. Louvre. http://hadrian6.tumblr.com

hadrian6: Apollo Crowned by Minerva.  -  Apollo Crowned by...

6 days agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

hadrian6: Apollo Crowned by Minerva.  -  Apollo Crowned by Victory.  1667-68. Noel Coypel. French 1628-1707. oil/canvas. Louvre Museum.  photo collage Hadrian6. http://hadrian6.tumblr.com

'Making Sacred Images: Rome-Paris, 1580-1660' on view at the Louvre museum

last weekArts : Artdaily

The great reform movement that shook the Church in the sixteenth century comprised a profound reflection on the nature of sacred images, fiercely attacked by the Protestants. With some 85 works (prints and drawings, paintings, objets...Show More Summary

Louvre exhibitions looks at the French Grand Siècle's most famous painter: Nicolas Poussin

last weekArts : Artdaily

In spring 2015 the Musée du Louvre is showcasing the art of the seventeenth century with the exhibition ?Poussin and God?. The Louvre?s focus is therefore on the French ?grand siècle,? with a new look at its most famous painter, Nicolas Poussin, and his religious paintings. Show More Summary

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centuriespast: SLODTZ, Paul-Ambroise The Dead Icarus 1743 Marble Musée du Louvre, Paris

Interpol Admits 89% Of Its Cases Involve Finding, Recovering The ‘Mona Lisa’

last weekHumor : The Onion

PARIS—Shortly after returning Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous portrait to its home at the Louvre for the second time this week, Interpol officials admitted Wednesday that a full 89 percent of its work involves locating and recovering the Mo...

Exhibition at the Louvre museum offers rare glimpse of the ancient Thracian culture

last weekArts : Artdaily

Exquisitely crafted gold, silver and bronze objects will go on display at the Louvre museum in Paris this week, giving visitors a rare glimpse of the ancient Thracian culture that produced them. Many stories still remain untold about...Show More Summary

hadrian6: Detail : Captives.  1679.Martin Van den Bogaert....

hadrian6: Detail : Captives.  1679. Martin Van den Bogaert. French 1637-1694. bronze. Louvre Museum. http://hadrian6.tumblr.com

Nicolas Poussin: Et In Arcadia Ego (Arcadian Shepherds)

Et In Arcadia Ego (hanging in Louvre Museum, Paris) must be one of Poussin’s most famous paintings. The main reason for this renown, according to critics (read Wikipedia article on Et In Arcadia Ego), lies in this piece being a visual representation of the art of painting, no less. Though this interpretation might seem remote, [...]

How the Louvre’s Pyramid Inspired French Laundry’s Kitchen

2 weeks agoArts : Wired: Design

Both I.M. Pei’s pyramid at the Louvre and The French Laundry's redesigned kitchen are modern structures meant to give a jolt of energy to revered, structures that are left unchanged. The post How the Louvre’s Pyramid Inspired French Laundry’s Kitchen appeared first on WIRED.

How a Pharmacy in Paris Became a Korean Tourist Attraction

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Photo: Reuters/Lisi Niesner) There's a lot to see in Paris, one of the great tourism capitals of the world. You can visit the Louvre and notice how small the Mona Lisa really looks. You can take one of those trick photos that makes you look taller than the Eiffel Tower. Show More Summary

European Museums, In The Midst Of Austerity Crises, May Start Selling Off Their Treasures

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Some French lawmakers, for example, are raising the prospect of selling some of the 500,000 objects in storage at the Louvre, using an American model that would limit museums to shedding duplicate works that are not part of a core collection and using the proceeds to pay for future acquisitions.”

World’s Big Museums Face Crisis Of Too Many Visitors

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Nearly 10 million people a year pass through the Louvre, 7 million visit the British Museum, and 6 million go to the Met in New York. “The Louvre was conceived for 5 million people,” noted the president of the sprawling Paris museum, Jean-Luc Martinez. “For the past three years straight we’ve had more than 9 […]

The Outings Project Brings Museum Artworks to Urban Streets

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

French artist Julien de Casabianca was visiting the Louvre when an otherwise unremarkable portrait caught his eye. “I saw a young woman in an abandoned painting in the corner, she was bored,” Casabianca told me in an email written in French. Show More Summary

David Vitter Is Sick Of Europeans And Their Stupid Coins

last monthNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The European continent has gifted some of history's greatest cultural icons to the world. The Louvre. The Colosseum. The Cologne Cathedral. Plato, Dante, Gibbon. The Clash. But Europe has also committed great crimes. In particular, Europeans go around paying for things with coins valued in whole units of currency. Show More Summary

Find Nikolai’s Roof, Table 1280 and Aqua blue in this Picture -- The High Museum Wine Auction March 25-28

Mona Lisa is stuck at the Louvre. What a shame she’ll miss the High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction framing Wednesday, March 25 through Saturday, March 28, but that means more Monet for the rest of us. Generating more than $22 million over...Show More Summary

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