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italian-greek-power: The Winged Victory of Samothrace, also...

21 hours agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

italian-greek-power: The Winged Victory of Samothrace, also called the Nike of Samothrace,   is a 2nd-century BC marble sculpture of the Greek goddess Nike (Victory). Since 1884, it has been prominently displayed at the Louvre and is one of the most celebrated sculptures in the world. Show More Summary

10 Secrets Of The Louvre

23 hours agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

image credit For many people all over the world, a visit to the Louvre is a major bucket list item during a trip to Paris. The most-visited museum in the world is also one of the largest and one of the richest in artistic treasures.The...Show More Summary

Secrets of the Louvre Museum

yesterdayHumor / odd : Neatorama

The Louvre is easily the most famous museum in the world, but even a number of people who have visited don't actually know that much about the place itself. Whether you have been there or want to visit in the future, you'll want to check out these fascinating facts about the museum. Show More Summary

Booking.com's Digital Travel Assistant Planned Our Trip to Paris

We took Booking Experiences for a test-run around the city, and it led us to the Louvre...and a cabaret.

Paris boosts cycling infrastructure, names 2017 'year of the bike'

PARIS (Reuters) - Paris plans a major boost to its cycling infrastructure and will ban cars from outside the Louvre museum as it steps up its fight against traffic pollution, the mayor said on Sunday.

Louvre blames 2 million fall in visitor numbers on terrorism fears

Paris institution lost nearly €10m and welcomed 15% fewer visitors than in 2015 as international tourists were put off by series of terror attacks in France The Louvre museum lost nearly €10m (£8.6m) last year after a drop in visitor numbers blamed on fears of terrorism and closures caused by the risk of flooding. Show More Summary

Louvre Lost $10 Million Last Year With Precipitous Visitor Decline

“2016, for the Louvre as for all sites in Paris, was a difficult year,”Jean-Luc Martinez, president and director of the Louvre, told Le Figaro. “We should finish the year at 7.3 million visitors, 15 percent less than in 2015, and a loss of at least €9.7 million ($10.2 million), not to mention the lower revenues in […]

Louvre Attendance Down By Over 20% In Past Two Years

As recently as 2014, Paris's flagship museum had a record 9.3 million visitors - and those numbers were projected to rise to 12 million by 2025. Then came the terrorist attacks.

Terror be damned – the Louvre is still the world's greatest gallery

In the wake of terror attacks in Paris and Nice, visitor numbers to the Louvre have fallen by two million since 2015. We cannot let fear deter us from this temple to human achievement After the terrorist attacks on Paris in November 2015, tricolour flags were waved around the world and international solidarity with France was vociferously expressed. Show More Summary

Art Movements

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

This week in art news: Facebook blocked a photo of a statue of Neptune for being "sexually explicit," the Louvre's attendance dropped following terrorist attacks in Paris, and a long-lost self-portrait by a female painter of the Dutch Golden Age was found. The post Art Movements appeared first on Hyperallergic.

livre-d-art: Louis Jean François Lagrenée Melancholy 1785 50 x...

livre-d-art: Louis Jean François Lagrenée Melancholy 1785 50 x 62 cm Oil on Canvas Musée du Louvre 

"The Body in Movement: Dance and the Museum" on view at the Louvre

last weekArts : Artdaily

For its second season, the Petite Galerie at the Louvre, dedicated to art and culture education, is offering an initiation into representation of ?The Body in Movement.? This year dance is the guest at the Petite Galerie, in an exhibition co-curated by choreographer Benjamin Millepied and Jean-Luc Martinez, president-director of the Musée du Louvre. Show More Summary

Spectacular selection of around a hundred artworks by François Boucher on view at the Louvre

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

A man of taste and culture, Carl Gustaf Tessin performed the duties of Swedish ambassador to Paris between 1739 and 1742. During these three years, he was passionately devoted to building a very rich collection of paintings and drawings (Boucher, Dürer, Rembrandt, etc.), now preciously conserved at the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm. Show More Summary

Pool & Marianela Discuss Their “Barbie, the Plastic Religion”

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Badass Digest

The Infamous Artists on Their Controversy, Meeting the Pope, and Earning a Spot in the Louvre Read more...

Museum Theft Identification: Louvre Museum "Le Campement de bohémiens" by Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps

3 weeks agoArts : ARCAblog

Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps (1803-1860) Le Campement de bohémiens, Oil on wood - 18 x 24.8 cm In a developing story, first reported by France's La Tribune de l'Art, a stolen painting, Le Campement de bohémiens, believed to be by the artist...Show More Summary

A new Louvre is set to open—in the desert of Abu Dhabi?

An arm of the famous Paris museum is set to open in Abu Dhabi, after a long wait and plenty of controversy The post A new Louvre is set to open—in the desert of Abu Dhabi? appeared first on Macleans.ca.

France spurns war-zone refugees, but welcomes their art treasures

4 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

Europe blocks asylum for migrants, but the Louvre will provide a refuge for their art.        

#Foodgram: Pastry Inspiration

View Pastry Inspiration as the Louvre gallery of the most beautiful, and edible, pastry art from around the world. Browsing inspires thinking outside the box (of brownie mix) and studying the online pastry school of videos and recipes at pastryinspirationschool.com.

NSFW GIF of the Hump Day: Museum Butt

last monthArts : Art Fag City

Someone thinks this butt GIF belongs in a museum, right between a larger-than-life "Mona Lisa" and "American Gothic." We're not sure which museum, though, as the "Mona Lisa" is in the Louvre and "American Gothic" is at the Art Institute of Chicago. Show More Summary

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