lionofchaeronea: Procession of two-horse chariots. Proto-Attic loutrophoros, attributed to the Analatos Painter; ca. 690 BCE. Now in the Louvre. Photo credit: © Marie-Lan Nguyen / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY 2.5.
“Jean-Luc Martinez, the president of the Louvre, has drawn up a 50-point plan to protect cultural treasures around the world. He was asked to do so by President François Hollande and one of his key recommendations – that France offer ‘asylum’ for artefacts under threat – is immediately being pushed through as law.”
As a sixth grader, Grace Moon had more people gaze at her artwork in one day than visit the The Louvre museum in an entire year. That’s the kind of audience you can garner when your work gets recognized by the most popular search engine in the world. Show More Summary
lionofchaeronea: Janiform red-figure aryballos in the form of an Ethiopian head and Greek female head, bearing a kalos-inscription. Tentatively attributed to the painter Skythes; ca. 520-510 BCE. Now in the Louvre.
One week after terrorists killed 129 people in Paris, the French capital remains quiet, including its museums.
antonio-m: Aristaeus, Musée du Louvre, Paris
The role of free ports in the trade in illicit antiquities was discussed in Paris just recently (Ian Hamel, 'La Suisse dispensée de liste noire', 20.11.2015) Jean-Luc Martinez, président-directeur du Musée du Louvre à Paris, a reçu une...Show More Summary
In the wake of the Paris attacks last Friday, several iconic French institutions have reopened, including the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. But the theater where 89 people were killed has remained closed. Its co-manager, Dominique Revert, now tells Billboard that he has every intention of reopening Le Bataclan's doors.... More »
Museums and landmarks in Paris reopened Monday after a period of mourning for victims of the terrorist attacks in the French capital. The attacks on Friday left 129 dead and more than 350 wounded. Fleur Pellerin, the country's minister of culture and communication, said in a statement Sunday that...
Cultural monuments and institutions including the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, and the Notre Dame Cathedral, as well as movie theaters, reopened Monday at 1 p.m. local time following the devastating terrorist attack in Paris that killed at least 129 people. (Some museums, like the Musée d'Orsay, which normally closes on... More »
In this rather unusual photo set, French photographer Antoine Geiger criticizes our obsession and addiction to modern technology and smartphones by creating faces being sucked into screens. Using candid photos captured in the Louvre and elsewhere in Paris, Antoine says this project places the screen “as an object of “mass subculture”, alienating the relation to [...]Show More Summary
French artist Travis Durden combined photos of classical Greek marble sculptures from the Louvre Museum with 3D images of Star Wars characters rendered in the same style to create a whole new epic mythology. The larger than life characters...Show More Summary
Visit a digital galley of digital art at Transfer Gallery.
These Star Wars sculptures look photo-real enough to be physical art objects, but they're not -- they're the digital design workings of French artist Travis Durden, based on photographs of statues on display at the Louvre.
hankchinaski: Three Studies of a Helmet Albrecht Dürer 1503 Pen Musée du Louvre
If only life could be one long Parisian adventure - trips to the Louvre, long leisurely lunches at Café de Flore, evening strolls along the Champs-Élysées. It would be nothing short of a dream. Since there's this little thing called reality, we can't always ditch our 9-5 for a Parisian jaunt. Show More Summary
for-the-duke-of-paris: antonio-m: Dying Gladiator, Pierre Julien, 1776 Musee du Louvre, Paris he-duke-of-paris-archive
The Louvre has invited Claude Lévêque, a major figure on the international contemporary art scene, to create a sitespecific work in its enormous medieval space. With its roots in the avant-gardes of the late 1970s, Lévêque?s work metamorphoses the spaces it occupies. Show More Summary
hadrian6: Dying Gladiator. 1778-79. Pierre Julien French 1731-1804. marble. Louvre Paris. http://hadrian6.tumblr.com