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Fragonard’s Coresus Sacrificing Himself to Save Callirhoe

The High Priest Coresus Sacrificing Himself to Save Callirhoe, Jean-Honoré Fragonard Image on the Web Gallery of Art; original is in the Louvre. Uncharacteristic of the frivolity of the work for which he is best known, Fragonard has here tackled a history painting. The work was originally meant as a guide for a tapestry that […]

Fight! Fight!

Free entry at Louvre due to angry archaeologists The protest was prompted by growing concern over the use of private companies to protect France’s heritage, which they say has had catastrophic effects over the last 10 years. “We demand that archaeology is taken out of the commercial sector,” said Michon. They focused on a sector called “preventive archaeology,” [...]

The Louvre Abu Dhabi is a museum that is its own work of art

pic People tend to flock to art museums to behold amazing sculptures, beautiful paintings, and other gorgeous works of art. In the United Arab Emirates, art fans will soon gather to admire the museum itself. The Louvre Abu Dhabi, http://www.louvre.fr/en/louvre-abu-dhabi

Damning Reports: It's Still Terrible to Be a Construction Worker at the NYU, Louvre, and Guggenheim Projects in Abu Dhabi

Site of the Louvre Abu Dhabi. All photos by Marwan Naamani courtesy of Getty Images Yesterday Human Rights Watch released a damning new report on worker's conditions at the Abu Dhabi satellites of the Louvre, the Guggenheim Museum, and NYU....

Human Rights Watch Releases Damning Report on Labor Conditions in Abu Dhabi

3 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

Today Human Rights Watch (HRW) released its third report on violations of the rights of migrant workers on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, where the Guggenheim and Louvre museums are planning outposts and New York University is planning a campus.

Museums and Universities Are Using Forced Labor to Build in Abu Dhabi

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Guggenheim. The Louvre. NYU. All have signed on to build outposts on an island off the coast of Abu Dhabi. And according to a new report from Human Rights Watch today, the development where these institutions will be located is being built with forced labor. Read more...

Watch: The Dirty Secret Behind the NYU, Louvre, Guggenheim Projects in Abu Dhabi

(New York) – Serious concerns about workers’ rights have not been resolved for a high-profile project in Abu Dhabi that will host branches of the Louvre and Guggenheim museums and a campus of New York University (NYU), Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Show More Summary

Angered Archaeologists Allow Thousands to Enter the Louvre for Free

3 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

On Thursday about 100 peeved archaeologists took over the lobby of the Louvre in Paris, blocking the ticket booths for nearly five hours and allowing visitors to enter the museum without paying admission.

Free visits at Louvre as French archaeologists protest; 100 protesters block the ticketing area

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

French archaeologists protesting the privatisation of their profession gave visitors free entry to the renowned Louvre museum in Paris Thursday. Around 100 protesters blocked the ticketing area for around four hours in the afternoon, said union member Fabrice Marty. Show More Summary

'American Encounters: The Simple Pleasures of Still Life' opens at the Louvre

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The final installment of the ?American Encounters? exhibition series co-organized by the musée du Louvre, the High Museum of Art, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Terra Foundation for American Art, the exhibition ?The Simple Pleasures of Still Life? explores the rise of still-life painting in 19th-century America. Show More Summary

Samuel Morse's monumental painting of Louvre masterpieces comes to The Huntington

last monthArts : Artdaily

Samuel F. B. Morse (1791?1872), of Morse code fame, may be better known as an inventor, but he began his career as a painter, and his extraordinary six-by-nine-foot masterwork, Gallery of the Louvre, is on view at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Jan. Show More Summary

Top 4 museums you might not know in Paris

Every tourist has heard of le Louvre, le Musée d?Orsay or le centre Georges Pompidou. Though they are among the top world museums, you might wish during your stay in Paris to discover less famous and less crowded places. Here is ourShow More Summary

The Louvre Pyramid’s Occult Illuminati Conspiracy

Long shrouded in mystery, the massive pyramid of Khufu is the only remaining structure of antiquity’s original Seven Wonders of the World. In total, there are more than 130 pyramids in Egypt today, and while most of their history is well known, there are still controversies surrounding...

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 270,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 12 days for that many people to see […]

Paris Louvre is world's most-visited museum

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

The famous Louvre in France received 9.3 million visitors last year, retaining its title as the most-visited museum in the world, the Paris attraction announced Tuesday. Foreign visitors represented 70 percent of ticket sales, with Americans,...Show More Summary

Media Nation’s 2014 in review

2 months agoIndustries / Media : Media Nation

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 260,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 11 days for that many people to see […]

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 1,400,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 60 days for that many people to see […]

Dylan’s Candy Bar Builds the Louvre, Guggenheim & More Museums with Candy

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Thanks to food artist Caitlin Levin and her photographer collaborator Henry Hargreaves, imitation in candy is now undisputedly the reigning champion of the most sincere forms of… The post Dylan’s Candy Bar Builds the Louvre, Guggenheim & More Museums with Candy appeared first on Selectism.

Charlie Chicken, Canine Artist.  A film by Edward David. 

2 months agoHumor : Funny or Die

Charlie Chicken, Canine Artist.  A fi... 2:55 Charlie Chicken is a world-renowned canine artist. He's a rescue dog originally from Puerto Rico whose art has been featured in MOMA, the Louvre, and the Getty. This is his story. TRT: 3 min. [Official selection] Puppy Pound International Festival. Submitted by: eddavid2 Regular Keywords: dog rescue art nyc Views: 14

10 Artists Weigh in on the Art Selfie

The debate over art selfies has escalated to hilarious new heights this year. Jay Z and Beyoncé's publicity shot at the Louvre almost reduced the Mona Lisa to wallpaper. And DIS published a whole book of the popular #artselfie hashtag from Instagram. Which has us wondering: Will selfies ultimately prove the biggest boost to museum... More »

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