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Versailles and the Louvre will turn off the lights earlier to save money

After the Eiffel Tower and other emblematic Parisian buildings – the Louvre and Versailles palaces – will give up their exterior lighting. It is a necessary symbolic measure to draw attention to the energy crisis, French Culture Minister Rima Abdul Malak said last week. From this evening, the Louvre pyramid will be illuminated until 11 […]

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The Louvre alone is worth visits to Napoleon’s apartment

In the artistically poetic world of museums, the Louvre occupies an important place. In one of Shakespeare’s enduring works, Cassius describes Julius Caesar as “stepping over the narrow world like a colossus” and that “we little men walk under his huge legs and look to find ourselves dishonorable graves”. This is precisely the position occupied […]

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Fans React To BTS’s Jimin Portrait On Display At The Louvre

BTS are no strangers to standout events, and this one is no exception. During the Focus Art Fair at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, a portrait of Jimin from BTS was exhibited, drawing large crowds to the four-day exhibition. The portrait was part of a collection of works by South Korean artist Lee.K, who […]

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UAE: Meet the Emirati women who drive the Louvre Abu Dhabi narrative – News

They talk about their journey with the museum File photo Published: Thu 25 August 2022, 19:03 Last update: Thu 25 August 2022, 22:36 As the UAE prepares to celebrate Emirati Women’s Day, we feature three UAE women – Mariam Al Dhaheri, Sara Al Mahmoud and Nada Al Aydaroos – who have been instrumental in promoting […]

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The long French history of copying Old Masters at the Louvre

Artists copying art in France’s most famous museum have been a permanent fixture for almost as long as huge paintings adorn its walls. The practice of copying and recreating Old Master paintings in the Louvre dates back to the museum’s opening in 1793, when any artist could come in and use a freely available easel […]

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Why the Louvre’s Mona Lisa Keeps Smiling: Paris’ Cooling System

The City of Paris has just signed an ambitious contract to triple the size of the network by 2042 to 157 miles. This would make it the largest district cooling system in the world. The new contract aims to help the city adapt and combat the threat of global warming. Many parts of Europe reached […]

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Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck enjoy a family visit to the Louvre Museum during Paris getaway

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck soaked up some culture during their post-wedding getaway in Paris on Tuesday. The newlyweds and their children enjoyed a private tour of the iconic Louvre, arriving mid-afternoon to the surprise of dozens of fans and tourists. “It was quite a long visit, about two and a half hours,” a museum […]

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Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck stroll through the Louvre on their honeymoon in Paris

Mr. and Mrs. Affleck took a trip to an iconic French landmark. The celebrity newlyweds were spotted in Paris today, continuing their honeymoon with lunch and shopping on Lopez’s 53rd birthday. In photos taken during their stroll outside the Louvre Museum, the couple appear inseparable, walking arm in arm or holding hands. The “Jenny from […]

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Ryan Gosling reveals his six-year-old daughter Amada gave the Louvre a boost

Ryan Gosling has revealed how his youngest daughter pulled off a “real power move” where she gave the Louvre Museum a “thumbs down” in Paris, France. The father-of-two – who shares seven-year-old daughter Esmeralda and six-year-old daughter Amada with longtime partner Eva Mendes – opened up about his family’s recent trip to Paris during an […]

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The treasures of Notre-Dame will be exhibited at the Louvre in 2023

Find out where some of Notre Dame’s priceless treasures will be available for viewing. In autumn 2023, around a hundred treasures from Notre-Dame de Paris will be exhibited in the Petite Galerie du Louvre. The exhibition will not include the relics of the crown of thorns, the wood of the cross and the tunic of […]

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Demi Moore brings dog to Louvre despite strict animal ban

Who said dogs can’t be grown? Demi Moore raised her eyebrows after bringing her dog inside the famous Louvre museum, despite its strict no-pets policy. The 59-year-old Hollywood star shared images of her visit to the Parisian gallery on Instagram, showing fans how she and her chihuahua Pilaf have soaked up the culture. The couple […]

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Demi Moore takes her DOG to the Louvre museum in France despite a strict rule prohibiting animals

Demi Moore takes her DOG to the Louvre in France despite a strict no-pets rule… and shares snaps of pooch in front of the priceless Mona Lisa Demi Moore brought her dog Pilaf to the famous Louvre museum despite a strict rule prohibiting animals inside the building Moore posted photos of the dog in front […]

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Kim Kardashian enjoys a private tour of the Louvre

She visited Paris after traveling to France for fashion week. And Kim Kardashian was every inch the budding tourist as she enjoyed a private tour of the Louvre with her nine-year-old daughter North in the city on Thursday. The businesswoman and reality TV star, 41, shared snaps as she marveled at the Mona Lisa during […]

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The Louvre and Parshah Chukas | religious life

It was in 1242. Nicolas Donin, an apostate Jew, put the Talmud on trial. The lawyers were the greatest Jewish luminaries, Rabeinu Yechiel (the son of Rosh), Moïse de Coucy and other Tossafists. Rabeinu Yechiel made the biggest mistake a Jew can make; in an “ecclesial debate”, he won. The King of France, Louis IX, […]

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Louis Vuitton invites the Florida Marching Band to the Louvre for Paris Fashion Week

The models wear creations as part of the Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2023 men’s collection presented in Paris. PA Louis Vuitton turned up the volume during Paris Fashion Week on Thursday, dragging Florida’s famed Marching 100 group to the heart of the Louvre to kick off a runway show for its latest range of colorful […]

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Meijian Green Plum Wine at the Louvre in Paris, Messenger of Oriental Grace

A renowned cultural expert said that wine influenced the Eastern world along with European culture, including religion, art, lifestyle and aesthetics. Similarly, Meijian’s debut in Paris not only offers European consumers a taste of oriental plum wine, but also helps more foreigners to know China centuries-old culture of five thousand years. Throughout history, alcohol has […]

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7 wild Dall-E Mini masterpieces to hang in the Louvre – from space cats to sea beasts

If you’ve ventured onto social media in the past week, you’ve probably come across some inexplicably odd images featuring pop culture icons in unexpected guises. Mike Wazowski as a toilet? Yoda shredding an electric guitar? Breaking Bad’s Walter White in Stardew Valley? All the work of the new internet obsession, Dall-E Mini (opens in a […]

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Sudanese pharaohs at the Louvre – Culture – Al-Ahram Weekly

Passengers on the Paris metro in recent weeks may have been struck by the publicity for this spring’s major exhibition at the nearby Louvre, its eye-catching design emblazoned with the words Pharaon des Deux Terres – Pharaon des Deux Terres – in a reference to the ancient Kushite dynasty of what is now Sudan which […]

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Mona Lisa smeared in cake during apparent climate protest at the Louvre

The world’s most famous smile was briefly obscured on Sunday when a man smeared cream cake on the Mona Lisa, in what appears to have been a climate protest. Leonardo da Vinci’s 16th-century masterpiece was untouched, however, as it is protected behind bulletproof glass in the Louvre Museum in Paris. Social networks quickly lit up […]

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Mona Lisa attacked with a cake in the Louvre by a climate activist

A protester who tried to vandalize Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa with a cake managed to approach the painting by posing as a wheelchair user dressed as an older woman. In videos posted to social media that captured the aftermath, an individual can be seen being escorted out of the building dressed in white, with […]

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A man smears the Mona Lisa with a cake in the Louvre

The strangest thing happened at the Louvre Museum in Paris on Sunday May 29. A climate activist dressed as a disabled woman in a wheelchair attempted to smash the bulletproof protective glass of the museum’s most prized painting, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, and when he failed, cake spread everywhere. The 36-year-old man, who was […]

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The former president of the Louvre museum charged in a case of trafficking in antiquities

The former president of the Louvre has been charged with alleged trafficking in antiquities during his tenure as head of the famous Parisian museum. Key points: Mr Martinez has been charged with ‘complicity in organized fraud’ and money laundering Two of his former colleagues from the Egyptian antiquities department were recently arrested and released this […]

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Former Louvre boss indicted for fraud

Jean-Luc Martinez, the former president of the Louvre, was charged on Wednesday with money laundering and complicity in organized fraud. Also interviewed earlier in the week, as first reported The chained Duck, were the head of the Egyptian department of the Louvre, Vincent Rondot, and the Egyptologist Olivier Perdu. Both were released without charge on […]

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Vacheron Constantin and the Louvre pay homage to ancient civilizations with Métiers d’Art watches

The Lion of Darius coin is a tribute to the Persian Achaemenid Empire (559 – 330 BC). Vacheron Constantin Text size Vacheron Constantin and the Louvre Museum in Paris this week unveiled the Métiers d’Art – Tribute to Great Civilizations series, showcasing four new timepieces based on masterpieces from the museum’s collection. The four artistic […]

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Vacheron Constantin and the Louvre team up for 4 new watches – Robb Report

Time travel isn’t a reality yet, but Vacheron Constantin’s latest drop might be the next best thing. The Swiss watchmaker has collaborated with the Louvre Museum to release four new Métiers d’Art watches that pay homage to the great civilizations of the past. Each timepiece references a different era, including the Persian Empire of Darius […]

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Vacheron Constantin unveils watches inspired by the treasures of the Louvre

PARIS – Seeing a sculpted goddess spreading her wings or the ornate sarcophagus of Egyptian royalty is an awe-inspiring moment by any measure. A lucky few will be able to renew this experience every time they take a look at their wrist, since Vacheron Constantin is unveiling a collection of watches inspired by the treasures […]

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malka studio to occupy the louvre in paris with fifteen modular pavilions

arched micro-architectures at the louvre Studio Malka Architecture is selected to design and build fifteen modular pavilions within the famous historical collection of the Louvre Museum in Paris. Respecting its historical context, the design team embarks on a meticulous and systemic formal analysis to ensure that its “micro-architectures” are adequate within the emblematic French Museum. […]

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The Fort Worth Museum bought a $22 million painting. The Louvre says not so fast

The fate of an 18th-century painting of wild strawberries is uncertain. The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth bought the painting by French painter Jean Siméon Chardin at an auction in March for more than $22 million, according to a report published this week in The New York Times. “It’s deceptively simple, and it’s absolutely […]

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Right Now, This Is the Best European Vacation Destination

In Paris, I visited the Louvre. You were sunbathing and crossing the Appian Way on the bike on the Azores. If any of these destinations are on your bucket list, you’re lucky: We named them the best value European vacations this year Ipass doens’t check. We combed through its Best in Vacation database to narrow […]

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Showcases of the Islamic art galleries of the Louvre by Goppion

The new wing of the Louvre Museum, devoted to masterpieces of Islamic art, uses showcases from Goppion. Designed by architect Mario Bellini, the museum is conceptualized as a treasure chest hidden in a glass pyramid. The gallery is installed two floors below the Cour Visconti, near the Seine. The construction included a digging of 12 […]

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Cultural stories: The Louvre Museum

The Museum was the former residence of the kings of France before being transformed into a museum about two centuries ago, and before being the residence of the kings, it was a fortress. Napoleon, during his reign, changed the name to Napoleon Museum for eleven years. It is one of the places to visit in […]

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Why a “paper” tour of the Louvre Abu Dhabi is fascinating

“It is fitting that paper is the subject of Louvre Abu Dhabi’s second exhibition in 2022, exploring a unique medium and the specific techniques that encompass it. We are therefore interested for the first time in the universality of a material. The story of paper, an invention that transcended geography in its journey from East […]

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Lady Gaga’s Makeup-Free Selfie Belongs to the Louvre

Lady Gaga changes makeup styles more often than some frat guys change their underwear. One of the most prolific beauty chameleons of our time, she’s gone from edgy and edgy to Old Hollywood glam to goth and everything in between. But whether she’s jumping from one opposite makeup look to another or sticking with something […]

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Louvre Survivor’s Guide

The Louvre is the most famous museum in the world – and the most visited. Armed with the right tips and plenty of time, you can see all of its famous icons and more without getting caught in the crowds. Jennifer Ladonne reveals how… As well as being the most famous and visited museum in […]

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EastEnder catches the Louvre bug

The Da Vinci Code: EastEnder catches the Louvre bug Calendar An icon of a desktop calendar. to cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across it. Caret A right-pointing solid arrow icon. E-mail An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of Facebook’s “f” mark. google An icon of Google’s “G” […]

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Exhibit your art at the Louvre – DecentWorld features galleries by DailyCoin

Exhibit your art at the Louvre – DecentWorld presents galleries Art is for everyone. Art should be seen and appreciated. As innovators continue to push towards NFT technology and virtual worlds, the art industry has seen revolutionary changes. Brand new blockchain-based Swiss metaverse DecentWorld, recently introduced an immersive virtual reality metaverse platform through which users […]

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Nasser Alzayani Wins Richard Mille Art Prize from Louvre Abu Dhabi – Robb Report

The Louvre Abu Dhabi named Bahraini American artist Nasser Alzayani as the winner of its inaugural Richard Mille Art Prize, with a cash prize of $50,000. Rather than keep the money all to himself, however, he plans to split it equally between himself and the six shortlisted artists. The seven artists, drawn from a regional […]

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The Louvre to present the art of Byzantium and Eastern Christianity

Laurence des Cars, president of the Louvre in Paris, announced that the world-renowned museum will open its “Department of Byzantine and Oriental Christian Art” in 2024-2025. She called it an “ambitious, long-awaited and necessary project” during a speech at a February 1 ceremony at the Élysée Palace in honor of a Catholic priest who oversees […]

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ICOM and ALIPH sign a memorandum of understanding at the Louvre

On 31 January 2022 at the Louvre, Paris, ICOM and the International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Zones (ALIPH) signed a Memorandum of Understanding focusing on the organisations’ common goal of protecting heritage , with particular emphasis on conflict and post-conflict areas. ICOM and ALIPH are fortunate to already have a strong […]

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Versailles in the spotlight at the Louvre Abu Dhabi

There were artists, philosophers, adventurers, merchants and many more… the 17th and 18th centuriesthe court of Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette has succeeded in establishing itself as a real diplomatic pole, attracting the visit of prestigious emissaries from all over the world. To shed light on this historical period, the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Emirati […]

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The Louvre and Sotheby’s join forces to identify works to be returned

Place du Musée du Louvre in Paris on January 7, 2022. BERTRAND GUAY/AFP via Getty Images The world of auctions and the world of museums are closely linked, so it is only natural that a partnership emerges: this week, the Louvre and Sotheby’s announced that over the next three years, a joint effort and sponsorship […]

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The Louvre attacks Marine le Pen for claiming a Parisian monument “like hers” in a campaign video

Ms Le Pen’s team defended the video, which remains online, saying it complied with the museum’s official rules, which state that no permission is needed when a video is not shot at commercial purpose. In the video, Ms Le Pen repeatedly references Macron’s victory speech in 2017, saying the incumbent president failed to deliver on […]

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Louvre attendance in 2021 fell to 1986 levels | News

anchor The Louvre museum only welcomed 2.8 million visitors last year, less than 30% of its pre-Covid record when it received around ten million. The Louvre had not seen such low numbers since 1986, before the opening of the glass pyramid and the Grand Louvre project which has steadily increased attendance […]

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Watch David Guetta’s Dazzling NYE Performance at Louvre Abu Dhabi – EDM.com

In a recent interview, David Guetta said confidently, “I think the next few years will be the best years for dance music in history.” Guetta wastes no time doing his part to carry the weight of those words. The “Titanium” producer has made performances at historic landmarks a tradition in recent memory. After treating fans […]

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Pixlr Genesis users are building the ‘Louvre of the Metaverse’ with NFTs

The non-fungible token (NFT) The boom of 2021 swept digital artists like Beeple, Pplpleasr and FEWOCiOUS from obscurity to stardom, and saw the mainstream art world struggle with how to present NFT artwork to its audience. . Now, photo editing and design software maker Pixlr is bringing its vast expertise and 500 million strong global […]

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Bring Louvre Masterpieces Home With The Frame – Samsung Newsroom Canada

Iconic Samsung Lifestyle TV opens virtual doors to world-famous museum Samsung Electronics recently announced a new partnership with the iconic Louvre Museum. Through this partnership with the Louvre in Paris, France, Samsung will continue to develop the Art Store[1] on his lifestyle television, The Frame. With new works of art from the Louvre joining the […]

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The Louvre celebrates Greek independence in a stunning new exhibition

“Athenian Evening” or “On the Terrace” by Greek painter Iakovos Rizos, 1897, will be presented in the exhibition organized in honor of Greek independence at the Louvre. Credit: public domain The Louvre, the second largest art museum in the world, celebrates the bicentenary of the Greek War of Independence with an impressive new exhibition entitled […]

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Bring Louvre masterpieces home with Samsung’s The Frame

Samsung’s most iconic lifestyle TV opens virtual doors to world-famous museum Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced a new partnership with the iconic Louvre Museum. Through this partnership, Samsung will continue to develop the Art Store on its lifestyle television, The Frame, through an exclusive art partnership with the Louvre in Paris, France. With new […]

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Bring timeless masterpieces straight into your home – Samsung Global Newsroom

Over the past few decades, art and technology have intersected at a rate previously unimaginable – both to use technology to create art and to make art more accessible to the public. Samsung Electronics has been at the forefront of this change and has now partnered with the Louvre to help in its mission to […]

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Bring Louvre Masterpieces Home With Samsung’s The Frame – Samsung Global Newsroom

Samsung’s most iconic lifestyle TV opens virtual doors to world-famous museum Samsung Electronics today announced a new partnership with the iconic Louvre Museum. Through this partnership, Samsung will continue to develop the Art Store on its lifestyle television, The Frame, through an exclusive art partnership with the Louvre in Paris, France. With new works of […]

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Bring Louvre Masterpieces Home With Samsung’s The Frame – Samsung Newsroom UK

Samsung’s most iconic lifestyle TV opens virtual doors to world-famous museum Samsung Electronics today announced a new partnership with the iconic Louvre Museum. Through this partnership, Samsung will continue to develop the Art Store on its lifestyle television, The Frame, through an exclusive art partnership with the Louvre in Paris, France. With new works of […]

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Art Industry News: The Louvre, Wonder Woman’s Famous Former Employer, Has Hired a Full-Time Art Sleuth + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily summary of the most important developments in the art world and the art market. Now we’ve got a streamlined new look, with the same attention to what you need to know this Friday, July 16. NEED TO READ Two rising stars perform during Art Basel Miami Beach – London […]

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The Louvre’s art sleuth is on the hunt for looted paintings

Polack had already made a name for himself abroad, as a member of an international task force in Germany following the discovery of around 1,500 works taken away by Cornelius Gurlitt, whose father, Hildebrand, bought works of art for Hitler. While working for the task force, she discovered the key to Dorville’s story. She looked […]

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Laurence des Cars, newly appointed president of the Louvre, aims to broaden the attractiveness of the museum

Laurence des Cars will become the first female president of the Louvre, following her appointment by French President Emmanuel Macron. The Cars art historian is currently president of the Musée d’Orsay and the Orangerie in Paris, and will succeed Jean-Luc Martinez in September 2021. According to a press release from the French Ministry of Culture, […]

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The plunder that formed the Louvre

The spoils of war were positively magnificent. When Napoleon Bonaparte led his army across the Alps, he ordered the Italian states he conquered to hand over works of art that were the pride of the peninsula. The Vatican was gutted of Laocoon, a masterpiece of ancient Greek sculpture, and Venice was stripped of Veronese’s 1563 […]

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Outdoors: Netflix’s “Lupin” takes viewers from the Louvre to the attic of a Parisian high school

Before diving into the world of Lupine, Netflix’s Biggest International Hit of the Year, viewers may not have known much, if anything, about Arsene Lupin. The fictional gentleman thief, imagined by author Maurice Leblanc in the early 20th century, serves as the inspiration for French actor Omar Sy’s chameleon character, Assane Diop. But while Lupine […]

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First the Louvre pyramid, now the current pyramids—JR will create a spectacular project in Egypt

Melbourne, Florence, Paris, Colombia, Colorado… a glance at JR’s Instagram account reveals a world tour of creations in recent months despite the pandemic. And now: Egypt. The famous French street artist has announced that he will create a new work at the Pyramids of Giza, Cairo, in October. “This is not a photomontage…but October’s artwork […]

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For the first time, the Louvre will be led by a woman

The Louvre has made a historic new recruit: for the first time in nearly 230 years of history, the largest art museum in the world will be headed by a woman. Laurence des Cars, who directed the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée de l’Orangerie for four years, will take up her post as President and […]

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The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week

Great Artists on the Great Migration – Art stars including Mark Bradford and Carrie Mae Weems will create new works to reflect on the legacy of the Great Migration for an upcoming exhibition at two museums. Made in LA Branches – The typical local Hammer Museum biennial, co-presented at the Huntington, featured many works of […]

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Not to be missed during a visit to the Louvre

Who doesn’t want to follow in the footsteps of Beyonce and Jay-Z? The world-famous couple’s stroll to the Louvre Museum for their 2018 music video A parasite drew a record 10.2 million visitors to the iconic building. But the spotlight isn’t for everyone, so avoid the crowds and instead explore the quieter corners of the […]

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“Plunder” explores the Veronese painting looted from the Louvre – ARTnews.com

Since its completion in 1563, the 32-foot-long painting by Paolo Veronese The wedding at Cana had been an object of admiration – an image with religious resonance for the monks of Venice’s San Giorgio Maggiore who preceded it, and an image full of aesthetic significance for the countless artists it inspired. But in September 1797, […]

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The Louvre has put its entire art collection online

While walking around the Louvre galleries in person is a hard experience to beat, most people can’t make it to Paris on any given weekend. Additionally, the museum can only display a fraction of its hundreds of thousands of works of art at any given time. With an internet connection, you can now see them […]

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‘Stink bomb rain’ at the Louvre threatens to dethrone the museum’s longtime director + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily summary of the most important developments in the art world and the art market. Here’s what you need to know on Tuesday, March 30. NEED TO READ Visits to museums and galleries drop 77% – the art diary‘s annual survey found that attendance at the world’s 100 most visited […]

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The Louvre has digitized 482,000 works — Browse the museum online, for free: NPR

The Apollon gallery at the Louvre museum in Paris on January 14, 2020. Stephanie de Sakutin/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Stephanie de Sakutin/AFP via Getty Images The Apollon gallery at the Louvre museum in Paris on January 14, 2020. Stephanie de Sakutin/AFP via Getty Images One of the most massive museums in […]

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The entire Louvre collection is now online

The Louvre’s digital offering has grown considerably in recent years, especially since the start of the health crisis. Online ticketing, social media accounts, online store, donation platform… the Louvre’s digital ecosystem covers all the needs of physical and virtual visitors who wish to stay in touch with the museum. Thanks to its accounts on social […]

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The Louvre has just put its entire art collection online for free – Robb Report

The pandemic may have forced both culture vultures and casual museum visitors to stay away from their favorite institutions. But the Louvre imagined a very good way to bring art back to as many people as possible. The most visited museum in the world, located in the bustling 1st arrondissement of Paris, has put its […]

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The Louvre Abu Dhabi has purchased 27 major works of art in the past year, including a record by Georges de la Tour

Louvre Abu Dhabi had a busy pandemic year, making 27 new acquisitions including the purchase of a rare painting by Georges de la Tour and a poignant work by Marc Chagall. Cologne auction house Lempertz has revealed that last December the museum bought De La Tour’s work The Brazier Girl (Girl blowing on a Braizer) […]

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The intrigue of the Louvre Palace, as a paint job leads to a lawsuit

PARIS — In the midst of a pandemic, with empty galleries, closed doors and plummeting revenues, the Louvre is facing new turbulence: a legal battle over the color of its walls. stucco cream? Or hot terra cotta? Such are the hues of the intrigue of the palace of the famous French museum, which awaits the […]

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Louis Vuitton travels in fashion antiquity at the Louvre

Shoppers line up outside a Louis Vuitton store after the Swiss government eased some of its COVID-19 restrictions, as the spread of the coronavirus disease continues, in the Bahnhofstrasse shopping street in Zurich, Switzerland March 1, 2021 .REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, March 10 (Reuters) – Louis […]

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The Louvre turns to Merch

PARIS — Can face masks and T-shirts save the Louvre? Probably not, but maybe they can help keep the museum’s name alive while its doors remain closed. Normally, the Louvre is one of the most visited museums in the world: 9.6 million people walked its corridors in 2019. But the coronavirus deprived it of foreign […]

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The Louvre moves its treasury as climate change leads to further flooding

Parisian museum moves many undisplayed works of art to a warehouse in northern France designed to withstand the effects of global warming By Melissa Godin LONDON, Feb. 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When the Seine that runs through Paris overflowed this month, Louvre museum officials were relieved that some of their most prized artifacts were […]

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The Louvre moves its treasures as climate change leads to further flooding in Paris

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When the Seine that runs through Paris overflowed this month, Louvre museum officials were relieved that some of their most prized items were safely stored in northern France. The largest and most visited museum in the world, with nearly 10 million visitors a year, had already transported some 100,000 works […]

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The Louvre and its surroundings

As promised, this is my third (and so far, last) post inspired by the questions I’ve recently received. The answers would have been too long for my traditional “monthly gleanings”. What is the origin of the name louver? Dictionaries and Internet sites unanimously say that the etymology sought is unknown or uncertain. Maybe, but we’ll […]

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How the Louvre protects its cultural treasures from the elements | Smart News

The museum plans to store some 250,000 of its 620,000 artifacts in a new facility in Liévin. Rogers Stirk Harbor + Partners The most visited museum in the world ships a third of its collection. As Elaine Sciolino reports for the New York Times, the Louvre Museum in Paris has spent the past 16 months […]

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A new safe house for the Louvre’s invisible treasures

LIÉVIN, France – This is the most ambitious move in the history of the Louvre – a five-year project to transfer a quarter of a million works of art to a state-of-the-art storage site 200 km in the North of France. For more than 16 months, a stream of trucks has been quietly transporting the […]

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The Louvre just opened a huge conservation center – SURFACE

In 1910, the Great Flood of Paris raised the water level of the French capital eight times; archival footage of the disaster even shows residents cruising down the city’s famous boulevards on improvised boats. With climate change increasing the chances of a similar calamity and torrential rains causing the Seine to flood in 2016, preventive […]

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Fearing climate change, the Louvre’s new conservation center will house a third of the museum’s entire art collection

While only 36,000 works of art are on display at a time in the Louvre, its collection numbers more than 620,000 pieces, so this new center will house a third of its entire collections. The new center includes six storage areas, including dry and low humidity areas for metallurgy, a photography studio, workshop rooms, a […]

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Uniqlo signs a four-year partnership with the Louvre – WWD

TOKYO— Uniqlo has entered into a four-year partnership with the Louvre Museum in Paris that will see the Japanese fashion giant produce clothing lines with the museum, as well as sponsor some of its popular events. The program will launch with a collection of UT T-shirts for men and women featuring some of the Louvre’s […]

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At the Louvre, Mona Lisa is alone, but always smiling

PARIS — From its bulletproof case in the Louvre, Mona Lisa’s smile encountered an unfamiliar sight the other morning: emptiness. The gallery where crowds of visitors thronged to ogle her day after day was a void, deserted under France’s latest coronavirus lockdown. Around the corner, the Winged Victory of Samothrace floated quietly above a marble […]

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First visit to the Louvre Museum? How to make the most of it | Knowledgeable students

With more than 10 million visitors a year, the Louvre is the most visited museum in the world, and for good reason. It is also the largest art museum in the world, covering approximately 18 acres (72,000 square meters) divided into three wings: Denon, Richelieu, Sully. Each wing has over 70 rooms, and there are […]

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Louvre lovers

Contents This content can also be viewed on the site from which it originated. What happens when we try to walk around at night in museums that we can no longer visit? A range of online virtual tours offer the possibility, but apart from the physical problems of reproduction – pixel resolution is insufficient, movement […]

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The Louvre: Palimpsest Palace

Great museums serve many functions: they can study the world encyclopaedically, provide fascinating accounts of history, celebrate diverse forms of beauty, and project political power. They can also have an almost mythical presence. If myths tell of a society’s origins in the natural world, a great museum can do something similar, demonstrating how the world […]

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See art in Paris, not just at the Louvre

In the 3rd arrondissement, the small streets that run from the Picasso Museum to the Place de la République form the golden triangle of the coolest designer district in Paris, the Haut Marais. The transformation actually began in the middle of the 13th century, when Charles I, brother of Louis IX, built his residence at […]

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The Louvre in Paris reopens – with social distancing

(CNN) — The world’s most popular museum, the Louvre, has reopened after months of closure, but while visiting it will now be a slightly different experience, its star attraction should at least be free of crowds. The Mona Lisa, normally mobbed by people trying to get their own shot of Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, can […]

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Ralph Gardner Jr.: A Proxy Visit to the Louvre | Archives

GHENT, NY – It feels like another life on another planet. But it was actually last summer, when the words “social distancing” would have meant nothing to most of us, that my brother, James, drove me to a part of the Louvre museum in Paris that I had never visited before. Descending the crystal pyramid […]

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What Beyoncé’s music video shot at the Louvre says about museums today

A music video created by Beyoncé Knowles and Sean Jay-Z Carter and featuring them at the famous Louvre in Paris has sparked conversations about people traditionally invited to show their work – and interact with art objects – in museums . In an article published earlier this year in The international review of the inclusive […]

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Review of The Louvre: The Many Lives of the World’s Most Famous Museum by James Gardner

In his brave and scholarly new book, “The Louvre: The Many Lives of the World’s Most Famous Museum,” critic James Gardner is bold in accepting and taking responsibility for what few mortals have the luck or stamina to do. Consider reading this book as the complete experience that you are temporarily denied today, or that […]

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The Mona Lisa is on the front line as the Louvre reopens with new security measures to limit the spread of disease

At the Louvre, the Mona Lisa is flanked by guards who usually help move the crowd through the crowded Salle des Etats. But after staff forced the Paris museum to close on Sunday due to safety concerns related to the spread of the coronavirus, their routine changed. Now the guards stand still and visitors must […]

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Is the Louvre open? The Louvre closed amid coronavirus fears and tourists are not happy

The Louvre closed its doors on Sunday amid fears of the coronavirus in a bid to protect its staff and visitors from contracting it. The museum had planned to reopen on Monday morning after a meeting between museum staff and union representatives to discuss Covid-19 prevention measures. However, the meeting concluded that it was still […]

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Why the Louvre is closed (opinion)

She was acting on orders from France’s education minister, even though the boy was showing no symptoms of illness and was not on vacation in a coronavirus-affected region. The outbreak in northern Italy scared the entire French government. The coronavirus scare has sent shivers – and worse – across Europe. The vast expanse of Venice’s […]

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5 museums to visit in Paris after visiting the Louvre

The museums of Paris offer a wide selection of art and objects to appreciate. You will find around 130 museums within the city limits. The Louvre is the best known. It is a world-class museum showcasing masterpieces like the mona-lisa and the Venus de Milo – and it’s huge. I recommend going to taste this […]

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What to see in the Louvre after seeing the Mona Lisa

There’s something about his dark chocolate eyes, smirk and absent eyebrows that adds an element of mystery and fuels conspiracy theories. Maybe that’s why the mona-lisa, completed by Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci in the early 1500s, is the most visited (and most parodied) painting in the world. You cannot visit the Louvre and not […]

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Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa: Stolen from the Louvre in 1911 by Vincenzo Peruggia

Twenty-six hours passed before anyone noticed that the Mona Lisa had disappeared. Leonardo da Vinci’s painting of a 16th-century Florentine noblewoman with an enigmatic smile is one of the most recognized images in the world. Singer Nat “King” Cole celebrated it in a 1950 pop hit. Cartoonists parodied it. Dadaist artist Marcel Duchamp scandalized the […]

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7 dazzling details about the Louvre pyramid

Thirty years after its inauguration, the Louvre pyramid stands in front of the most visited museum in the world and, despite its relative youth, it has become an essential part of the famous Paris cityscape. Rivaling the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe for the title of Paris’ most recognizable landmark, the Pyramid officially opened […]

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Precious works saved from Notre-Dame to be transferred to the Louvre

Some of the most precious objects saved during the fire of Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral on Monday evening must be transported to the Louvre museum from the Hotel de Ville, where they have been stored overnight, according to the French minister of Franck Riester Culture. At the risk of being seriously injured by falling drops […]

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The Eiffel Tower and the Louvre plan to close amid protests by yellow vests in Paris

Veronique de ViguerieGetty Images Tourist attractions in Paris are closing this weekend as the city braces for another round of violent protests. On Thursday, it was announced via Twitter that the Eiffel Tower would be closed to the public on Saturday due to planned protests. The popular site also clarified that all tickets purchased online […]

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The Louvre Museum: Facts, Paintings & Tickets

The Louvre is the largest museum in the world and houses one of the most impressive art collections in history. (Image credit: kan_khampanya Shutterstock.com) The Louvre is the largest museum in the world and houses one of the most impressive art collections in history. The magnificent Baroque-style palace and museum – LeMusée du Louvre in […]

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Louvre Abu Dhabi puts $1 billion spotlight on globalization, with some omissions

The spectacular Louvre Abu Dhabi, the emirate’s first museum to open on the much-delayed Saadiyat Island mega-project, opens to the public on Saturday, November 11. An air show, fireworks, as well as a “superb extravaganza” of music-and-light are planned to celebrate Jean Nouvel’s futuristic dome and the Museum of World Civilizations below. But first there […]

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After years of controversy, Louvre Abu Dhabi’s grand ambitions are failing

In an open letter dated October 5, 2017, the GLC asked the Louvre to “reimburse worker recruitment costs and lost wages due to the criminalization, imprisonment, dismissal and deportation of workers who go on strike.” According to the Mannes-Abbott, the museum has yet to respond. Another embarrassment for the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the recent publication […]

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Closure of the Louvre proves that art cannot survive climate change | Art and design

One of the oldest human illusions is that culture is a conquest or an escape from nature. It is an illusion that we must abandon quickly. We might harbor a desperate dream that while the benign post-glaciation climate that made civilization possible is destroyed by our own folly and greed, our own creations will survive. […]

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In France, are the soldiers in front of the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre really worth it?

PARIS – They are known as “Operation Sentinel”, the hulking soldiers in camouflage uniforms who patrol under the Eiffel Tower and outside the Louvre with FAMAS assault rifles. Together they form a massive security operation of some 10,000 French soldiers deployed immediately after the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo editorial staff in January 2015 and […]