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hadrian6: Mercury.  1780. Augustin Pajou. French 1730-1809. marble. Louvre Paris.  http://hadrian6.tumblr.com

Books of The Times: Review: ‘If Venice Dies’ Examines a City Sinking, and Not Only Into Water

A book by Salvatore Settis, an art historian and chairman of the Louvre Museum’s Scientific Council, sounds the alarm about Italy’s fabled metropolis.

fotofever paris 2016, the fair encouraging collecting, succeeds in its 5th edition

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

From 11 to 13 November, The Carrousel du Louvre welcomed the 5th edition of fotofever paris presenting 70 French and international galleries as well as 200 artists in the very heart of artistic Paris. With public and critical success, fotofever paris confirms its place as the first art fair dedicated to young collectors. Show More Summary

Italian, US artists to create works for Louvre Abu Dhabi

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Abu Dhabi's Louvre museum said Sunday it was commissioning renowned artists Giuseppe Penone and Jenny Holzer to create artworks to be displayed at its grand opening next year. Designed by French architect Jean Nouvel and built at a cost...Show More Summary

Louvre Abu Dhabi Commissions Grand Opening Works

2 weeks agoLifestyle / Luxury : Luxuo

Abu Dhabi's Louvre museum said it was commissioning renowned artists to create artworks to be displayed at its grand opening next year.

Leonardo’s ‘St. John The Baptist’, Newly Cleaned, Is Back At The Louvre

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

There was some concern among conservationists about this project, because the last two restorations of the painting didn’t work out so well.” But they went ahead because the work was “probably the most varnished painting in the Louvre’s [entire] collection.”

'It's like a stroll through the Louvre:' PBS' 'Soundbreaking' shows the magic of music-making

Whether the rush of harmonies in “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” the thrilling beat of Little Richard’s “Keep a Knockin’” or the delicate lyricism of Joni Mitchell’s “California,” music’s ability to carry us into the sublime often suggests that its creation is somehow divinely inspired.  But as the new...

Louvre Museum Offers Protection for Endangered Cultural Treasures

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The institution wants to safeguard artifacts rescued from conflict-ridden countries.

Specifications You Should Read: The NASA Workmanship Standards

The NASA workmanship standards are absolutely beautiful. I mean that in the fullest extent of the word. If I had any say in the art that goes up in the Louvre, I’d put them up right beside Mona. They’re a model of what a standard should be. Show More Summary

French President Says Louvre Must Protect Artifacts In War Zones

Last year, President Hollande asked the president of the Louvre, Jean-Luc Martinez, to prepare a report for protecting heritage in areas of conflict after the destruction of the ancient site of Palmyra in Syria by Isis last year. Martinez subsequently devised a 50-point plan, including establishing a single European database of seized or stolen cultural […]

Louvre could store 'threatened' art works from conflict zones

French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday said the Louvre could house threatened treasures from Iraq, Syria and other war-torn countries at a secure site in northern France.

The Louvre Offers a Safe Haven to Endangered Treasures From War Zones

A French-led initiative aims to address the effects of "terrorism on culture"

Louvre to offer shelter for world treasures rescued from war zones

New secure facility in north France could become temporary repository for artefacts in danger of being destroyed, says Hollande The Louvre Museum is to offer a safe haven for world treasures rescued from war zones such as Syria and Iraq at a secure storage facility in northern France. Show More Summary

Louvre could house treasures from Iraq, Syria: Hollande

French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday said the Louvre could house threatened treasures from Iraq, Syria and other war-torn countries at a secure site in northern France. The precious items could be placed in safe keeping at a conservation facility due to open in 2019 in Lievin, 200 kilometres (120 miles) north of Paris, he said. Show More Summary

The Louvre is on Fire! Hearth Shaped Like Museum’s Iconic Glass Pyramid

Few architectural creations short of the Eiffel Tower are so emblematic of the city of Paris as the glass pyramid that sits in front of the historic Louvre Museum and serves as its main entrance. The ultramodern structure, criss-crossed with geometric lines, stands in sharp contrast to the Palais du Louvre, a former royal palace […]

Where to Eat In Paris’s Little Tokyo

Explore the ramen, sushi, udon and more tucked away in a neighborhood near the Louvre Not far from the Louvre, near the Palais Royal, lies Rue Sainte-Anne, the heart of Paris's Little Tokyo. This is where the city's estimated 31,000Show More Summary

Where to Eat at the Louvre

If you visit Paris, sooner or later you’re going to end up at the Louvre. The massive, maze-like, mind-boggling collection of artistic wonders is inarguably one of the city’s greatest treasures—if not the world’s—and it is very, very much worth your time, even if you’re really only in Paris to eat. Show More Summary

Museum decodes a masterpiece in 'Samuel F. B. Morse's Gallery of the Louvre and the Art of Invention'

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

In a single painting, Samuel F. B. Morse ? artist and inventor of the telegraph ? captured France?s greatest masterpieces and brought them to an American audience. The Peabody Essex Museum presents Morse?s grand canvas, Gallery of the...Show More Summary

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