It wasn't until DT reader and Antonio Vitali puppetmaster Aaron sent along a link to these photos of Vitali's handpuppets at the Louvre's Musee les Arts décoratifs that I realized they're mimes. Moody, manic, silent, creepy, Frenchy mimes. Oh no, he's trapped, mint in box, can't get out. But seriously, they're in tres tres bon etat. Show More Summary
PARIS (AP) — Without love, what is Paris? And yet what is a trip to Paris without unfettered vistas of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre or Notre Dame from bridges over the River Seine?
Here's an abbreviated list of art masters: Picasso, Rembrandt... now Joe the barber. The haircut you see below is called "Mount Spursmore" and it's just the latest masterpiece from San Antonio barber Joe Barajas. Featuring San Antonio...Show More Summary
The Final Member: A Long, Hard Look a... 1:46 In Theaters 4.18.2014 Paris has the Louvre. London has the Tate Modern, and New York the Metropolitan Museum. But Husavik, Iceland—a diminutive village on the fringe of the Arctic Circle—boasts the world's only museum devoted exclusively to painstakingly preserved male genitalia. Show More Summary
Rebecca Schwarzlose considers why it can be difficult to distinguish real from imagined memories: Why is reality monitoring a challenge? To illustrate, let’s say you’re at the Louvre standing before the Mona Lisa. As you look at the painting, visual areas of your brain are busy representing the image with specific patterns of activity. So far, so […]
The website of FranceTV reports on a very interesting exhibition at the Musée du Louvre: for the first time in its history, the Abbey of St. Maurice in Canton Valais, Switzerland, is loaning out some of its treasures to be seen in a museum. Show More Summary
Your finest, funniest and oddest comments over the past seven days. I'm sceptical of Oculus Rift's mass appeal, says Xbox co-founder "I can see the potential in VR. Say me, in the UK, and Toa, in Finland, fancy a trip to the Louvre. We could do it without leaving our front rooms.Click here to read the full article
Skyscrapers only compete on two axes: height and luxury. What if they were designed to be timeless as well? At the Louvre, the classical Hellenistic form of the "Winged Victory of Samothrace" dramatically crowns the head of the Daru staircase. Show More Summary
You don't really need context to enjoy a dozen sheep (and one sheepdog) running through the halls of the Louvre, but here it is anyway. Read more...
Video via euronews Twelve sheep and a sheepdog walk into the Louvre. If it sounds like the beginning of a joke, it’s not. In Paris Friday, French farmers protesting European Union agricultural policy herded a flock of sheep down the steps of the Louvre’s famous glass pyramid entrance and then into the museum itself. Show More Summary
There's much more to the world's great art museums than just the Louvre and the Prado. In fact, you can skip the jaunt across the Atlantic altogether and set your sights on some world-class art collections right here in the U.S. Even if you’re not planning a trip entirely around art, chances are that if you’re traveling to a major U.S. Show More Summary
Book publishers keep rejecting my proposal for a 10,000-page collection of the Internet’s finest Wicker Man memorabilia made of honey, so I GUESS I’ll have to settle for the Nicolas Cage Art Show and Musical Shenanigans. The event, which...Show More Summary
HAARETZ : Whereabouts and future of Gaza Apollo still unclear. The Louvre denies reports that it will be restoring and exhibiting the statue, which was found off the Gaza coast last summer. Okay, not quite no news, but not much. TheShow More Summary
The Louvre is a great place to go if you want to feel like you're never going to amount to shit.
Your favorite museum is only a tap away In this heavily connected age, museums are learning to stay ahead of the curve by creating Instagram accounts. With the scroll of a finger, you could be looking at fine art from the Louvre or historical...Show More Summary
Every so often, a project slides across your screen that seems too cool to be truly feasible. But Tyler Short, the architecture student behind this incredible louvre system, says his system's been worked out to the last mechanical detail. Someone, manufacture this thing! Read more...
"I'll tell you what it was like. Go to the Uffizi in Florence, or the Louvre in Paris, and you are so crushed by numbers, once the might of greatness, that you go away distressed, with a feeling like constipation. And when you are alone...Show More Summary
It's like you belong in the Louvre! Except you're human and alive and whatnot. More » How To Epitomize French Elegance Just In Time For Paris Fashion Week is a post from TheGloss - Get the best women's beauty, make up, hairstyles tips. Get sex, dating advice, culture news and hot trends for women..
A portion of a C3 review... The Nintendo 3DS Guide to the Louvre is a very rich app that succeeds quite well at what it attempts to provide, but proves to be a bit hard to use at first. It is fairly easy to imagine people who are uneasy...Show More Summary
Joe Medeiros, producer of the documentary on the 1911 theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre, has a special offer for ARCA blog readers:It's the greatest little-known art theft of all time. With the most unlikely thief. And no one knows why he really did it. Show More Summary