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Billionaire who donated to Clinton Foundation was denied entry into U.S. last year

Nigerian billionaire Gilbert Chagoury, one of Africa’s richest men, has built a reputation as a giant of global philanthropy. His name is on a gallery at the Louvre and a medical school in Lebanon, and he has received awards for his generosity to the Catholic Church and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital....

Attendance To The Louvre Has Dropped By 20 Percent This Year

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

This article originally appeared on artnet News. Tourism to Paris is in bad shape — and the city’s cultural institutions have been feeling the pain. In a report from the Associated Press, the string of terrorist attacks and floods in...Show More Summary

How Can AR Be Used For Social Good? RYOT Media Has An Answer

FORBES exclusive: RYOT Media shows in a new video about the Louvre how augmented reality can educate children in far away places. "We couldn't bring the kids to the Louvre," the video titles say, "So we brought the Louvre to the kid...

Eye Candy for Today: Greuze’s Broken Vessel

The Broken Vessel (La Cruche cassée), Jean-Baptiste Greuze Link is to downloadble large file on Wikimedia Commons, original is in the Louvre. Though the actual meaning is open to interpretation, the general assumption is that the allegorical subject suggested by the gathered flower petals and broken vase is one of lost innocence and defloration. Greuze […]

Leonardo da Vinci: The Restoration of the Century

last weekHumor / odd : Kottke.org

This is an hour-long documentary on the Louvre's recent restoration of Leonardo da Vinci's The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne. The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne is one of the most beautiful paintings in the world. It is also one of the most mysterious. Show More Summary

The Taming of Italy’s Most Popular Museum

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

With long lines, chaotic ticketing and a collection to rival the Louvre’s, the Uffizi Gallery is at the forefront of dramatic reforms.

French Artist JR Creates Giant Photo Installations of Athletes for the Rio Olympics

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

In May, he made Paris’ Louvre pyramid disappear. And now that the world’s eyes are trained on Brazil for the Olympics, French street artist JR has turned his attention to Rio de Janeiro, where he installed a handful of larger-than-life...Show More Summary

The Best Places to Visit, Eat and Shop Like a Local in Paris — Live Like a Local Video Guides

As a tourist in Paris, your checklist for sightseeing likely includes the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Notre Dame Cathedral. When it comes to food (read: dessert), it's crêpes, croissants, éclairs and more crêpes. But wouldn't it beShow More Summary

gregory-lejeune: “L'Esclave rebelle” et “l'Esclave mourant (ou...

3 weeks agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

gregory-lejeune: “L'Esclave rebelle” et “l'Esclave mourant (ou endormi)”, de Michel-Ange. Musée du Louvre. Photo personnelle.

gregory-lejeune: “Sainte Marie Madeleine”, Gregor Erhart, vers...

3 weeks agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

gregory-lejeune: “Sainte Marie Madeleine”, Gregor Erhart, vers 1515-1520. Musée du Louvre. Photo personnelle.

Alarms at Louvre Museum cause brief panic Wednesday

last monthNews : NY Daily News

Fire door alarms went off and caused a brief panic at Paris' famed Louvre Museum Wednesday.

Google's New App Isn't The Next Best Thing To The Louvre. It Might Be Better

Google Arts & Culture turns art from all over the world into a meta museum. Never stopping in its quest to make the world searchable, Google has just unveiled a new app that makes it as easy to find the opening times of your local museum as it is to figure out who painted that bright purple Impressionist masterpiece you saw five years ago at the Louvre. Read Full Story

Stylish louvres take Moonlight Cabin from a fortress to a breezy open-air retreat

Tucked within its small footprint is a treasure trove of luxuries, all designed to house a small family on vacation. The cabin spans a humble 645 square feet (60 square meters) and includes a fully appointed kitchen and bathroom. InShow More Summary

emmahyphenjane:  332. Diana of Versailles (Diana the Huntress)...

last monthArts / Art History : Old Paint

emmahyphenjane:  332. Diana of Versailles (Diana the Huntress) - Musée du Louvre, Paris, France

3 Books of Paris Past to Celebrate Bastille Day

Here in Paris, we're celebrating French independence today with parades along the Champs Élysées, air shows over the Tuileries Garden, free entry to the Louvre (surely the French stand alone in making their most famous museum not only open but free on their independence holiday), and fireworks at the Eiffel Tower. Show More Summary

Louvre Releases An App So You Can Find Your Way Through The Place

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“This month the Louvre introduced a geo-locator application for multimedia devices that can instantly calculate a path through the museum from da Vinci’s Mona Lisa to Géricault’s The Raft of the Medusa. The app is a key part of a 53.5 million euro, or $59 million, project to make the museum more user-friendly and accessible […]

Lost at the Louvre? There’s an App for That

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

This museum has introduced a geo-locator application for multimedia devices that can help visitors navigate their routes to their favorite artworks.

themalenudityinart: Achille Etna Michallon (1796-Paris-1822),...

2 months agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

hemalenudityinart: Achille Etna Michallon (1796-Paris-1822), Male Nude, Louvre Museum

templeofapelles: Charity, 1640  Simon Vouet Musee du Louvre,...

2 months agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

empleofapelles: Charity, 1640  Simon Vouet Musee du Louvre, Paris

fleurduart: Wrestlers (detail) Philippe Magnier (1647 -...

2 months agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

fleurduart: Wrestlers (detail) Philippe Magnier (1647 - 1715)  Musée du Louvre, Paris

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