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When you picture a European cultural institution, you probably imagine somewhere like the Louvre or the Prado, the Gulbenkian Foundation or the British Museum, the Teatro alla Scala or the Berlin Philharmonie. You are probably not thinking...Show More Summary
The Accélérateur Grand Louvre d’analyse élémentaire solves ancient mysteries with powerful particle beams. In a basement 15 meters below the towering glass pyramid of the Louvre Museum in Paris sits a piece of work the curators have no plans to display: the museum’s particle accelerator. This isn’t a Dan Brown novel. Show More Summary
“In the art and design world, the fate of the prospective museum has become a matter of global import: with everyone from the Louvre to the Hermitage looking to set up outposts abroad, Helsinki has become the latest battleground in an ongoing conflict over how – and whether – small cities and emerging countries should […]
This is anything but your typical industry kudos banquet. On July 5, the inaugural High Jewelry and Timepieces Awards will be announced in Paris at the start of Couture Week. The following night, a dinner will be held at The Louvre to celebrate the winners, hosted by Prince Nikolaos of Greece and his wife, Princess Tatania. Show More Summary
Imagine your boss said he'd treat you—and several thousand of your colleagues—to an all-expenses-paid vacation in France, complete with a private trip to the Louvre and luxury shopping—and that you'd also break a world record. That's exactly what happened for 6,400 or so employees of China's...
Like the dealers of the ADCAEA, the so-called universal museums see in the snuff-movie destruction of the Iraqi heritage at the hands of ISIL propagandists an opportunity to legitimate their take-take-taking (Vincent Noce, 'Louvre president shows solidarity with Iraq and Tunisia' The Art Newspaper 1st May 2015). Jean-Luc Martinez, the president of the Louvre, [...]Show More Summary
A trip to Paris is reason for excitement whether it's your first time or your 5th. But to experience Paris at its best, put down your guidebook and think outside the box. The Louvre, Eiffel Tower and the Orsay Museum are on everyone’s list of things to do in Paris, but don’t forget there are plenty of other options to see Paris differently. Show More Summary
athousandwinds: Interior of a Kitchen, detail, 1815, oil on canvas by Martin Drolling, French, 1752-1817. Musée du Louvre, Paris. It looks as if we might have been expected for tea in this warm, sunny place. Drolling was from a family of artists. He studied the Flemish and Dutch Old Masters which influenced his style from subject matter to line and form.
If you need Tom Cruise to crash a space ship into the Louvre, Nick Davis is the man to call. Here he explains how Edge of Tomorrow made it happen. "How to Destroy Paris (In Your Movie)" was originally published on Film School Rejects for our wonderful readers to enjoy. Show More Summary
hadrian6: Archimedes. 1788. Simon Louis Boquet. French 1743-1833. marble. Louvre Museum. http://hadrian6.tumblr.com
This week, Louis Tomlinson forgot his jockstrap, Madonna got busted for inappropriate texting again and Amy Schumer taught us many valuable lessons. Here’s what happened recently on Instagram: Tyson Beckford might want to consider hitting the gym once in a while. Show More Summary
A history resource article by Mary Harrsch © 2015 Nude statue of Julius Caesar. Photographed at The Musée du Louvre in Paris, France byMary Harrsch © 2008 A recently published article, "Has the diagnosis of a stroke been overlooked in the symptoms of Julius Caesar", by Francesco M. Show More Summary
hadrian6: Psyche Surprises the Sleeping Cupid. 1769. Louis Jean Francois Lagrenee. French 1667-1771. oil/canvas. Louvre. http://hadrian6.tumblr.com
hadrian6: Apollo Crowned by Minerva. - Apollo Crowned by Victory. 1667-68. Noel Coypel. French 1628-1707. oil/canvas. Louvre Museum. photo collage Hadrian6. http://hadrian6.tumblr.com
The great reform movement that shook the Church in the sixteenth century comprised a profound reflection on the nature of sacred images, fiercely attacked by the Protestants. With some 85 works (prints and drawings, paintings, objets...Show More Summary
antonio-m: Archimèdes, Musée du Louvre, Paris
In spring 2015 the Musée du Louvre is showcasing the art of the seventeenth century with the exhibition ?Poussin and God?. The Louvre?s focus is therefore on the French ?grand siècle,? with a new look at its most famous painter, Nicolas Poussin, and his religious paintings. Show More Summary
centuriespast: SLODTZ, Paul-Ambroise The Dead Icarus 1743 Marble Musée du Louvre, Paris
PARIS—Shortly after returning Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous portrait to its home at the Louvre for the second time this week, Interpol officials admitted Wednesday that a full 89 percent of its work involves locating and recovering the Mo...