Louvre

7 apps every art enthusiast needs to download now

In this golden age of technology, you no longer need an art history degree to be an art connoisseur. Just free up space on your smartphone and …

São Paulo

The Lowdown: Louvre Abu Dhabi Opens its Doors

Its economy is growing rapidly, but the UAE also gains a huge cultural player this week: Louvre Abu Dhabi, which opens its doors on Saturday. The …

Artists

Why A $450 Million Painting Attributed To Leonardo Da Vinci Worries Art Historians

The artwork has been hotly debated for years, but its sale signals one thing absolutely: a "very unequal, even obscene distribution of wealth in the world."<p>Ahead of Wednesday’s record-breaking auction at Christie’s, during which a painting attributed to Leonardo da Vinci sold for a throat-clenching …

Art

The Essential Guide to The Louvre Museum in Paris: Info & How to Enjoy

As museums go, the Louvre is quite simply a mammoth. The word "museum" may even be insufficient: the collections are so vast, diverse, and …

Paris

"Liking" Fragonard: The Fantasy Figures At National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

John Currin and Lisa Yuskavage are darlings in the contemporary art market. Their work is well “liked,” well purchased and well collected. Both artists are represented by branded galleries and have broken the $1 million mark at auction, modern measures of commercial success. Enormously talented, …

Art

Inside the Louvre Abu Dhabi - a game-changing museum for the Middle East's art scene

The Middle East's very own Louvre opened this week. Here's what you need to know

Museums

Nepal’s president tours Louvre Abu Dhabi with her delegation

Author: Arab NewsWed, 2017-11-15 14:46ID: 1510735807250864400DUBAI: The newly-opened Louvre Abu Dhabi on Tuesday welcomed the president of Nepal, who …

Ai Weiwei

Paris Scoffs at Airbnb Plan to Curb Illegal Rentals

PARIS—Airbnb Inc. plans to curb rentals of some of its most popular listings in the French capital, expanding its bid to placate regulators in the U.S. and Europe—but not enough to satisfy some city officials here.<p>The home-sharing firm said Tuesday it will start automatically capping the number …

Business

Brand diplomacy: in Louvre, France hones soft power strategy

PARIS (AP) — As empires fall, brands rise.<p>No longer buoyed by Napoleonic empire-making and the power the French language once commanded, the French have honed new ways to exert cultural influence in a rapidly-changing, globalized world: brand diplomacy.<p>The opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi over the …

Business

How To Actually Enjoy Visiting The Louvre: A (Semi) Private Tour

I was not excited to go back to the Louvre. That is to say, I’ve been there, seen it, and wanted to spend every moment in my latest trip to Paris totally relaxed, scarfing down pastries, sipping wine at a sidewalk cafe or mindlessly eating quiches and boeuf bourguignon until I needed a nap. Living …

Museums

A decade in the making, Louvre Abu Dhabi opens to the public

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Louvre Abu Dhabi has opened to the public after a decade-long wait and questions over laborers' conditions working on the project.<p>Long lines of people on Saturday thronged the new museum, which encompasses work from both the East and West.<p>Abu Dhabi's …

World News

Morocco May Hold the Key to Regional Stability

The balance of power has long been shifting in the Middle East, and many would say not in America’s favor: Iran has been emboldened, Russia triumphant, and America and its allies on the defensive. This all can be explained by the fact that the coalition to counter Iranian influence and …

Middle East

The top nine exhibits to check out at the Louvre Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI: You could not have missed the buzz around the opening of Louvre Abu Dhabi even if you tried. Today, it officially flings open its doors to …

Museums

Japanese artist uses work to press green issues

FOR famous Japanese poster designer U.G. Sato, the environment is inarguably the most pressing issue of our time, which is also the main subject of …

News (China)

The Louvre Isn't Just a Museum. It's a Power Tool.

This year, the Soft Power 30 index, compiled by the Portland consulting group and the University of Southern California Center on Public Diplomacy, …

Artists

Abu Dhabi celebrates the opening of the Louvre museum

Abu Dhabi celebrated the opening of its Louvre museum on Thursday (November 9) with a fireworks display, complemented with performance artists and colourful projections.<p>The United Arab Emirates capital is positioning itself as a city of cultural tourism with a display of hundreds of works it hopes …

Vincent Van Gogh

Medieval manuscripts: The Hours of Charles of Angoulême

The Hours of Charles of Angoulême has plenty of surprises in store for lovers of illuminated manuscripts.

Medieval

The New R18 Billion Louvre Museum Is Off The Chain

Although we’re a bit confused as to why there’s a second Louvre, let’s see what it’s all about.<p>Wednesday saw French President Emmanuel Macron unveil …

Ai Weiwei

The French Louvre Museum Writes A New Chapter In Abu Dhabi

One of the world’s most recognizable institutions, the Louvre, was finally unveiled. French President, Emmanuel Macron, attended the inauguration of …

Museums

Could This Leonardo Da Vinci Be The Louvre Abu Dhabi's Mona Lisa?

Some 7.4 million people visited The Louvre in 2016, the vast majority going to see what is arguably the Paris museum’s most famed work of art: Leonardo da Vinci’s <i>Mona Lisa</i>, or <i>La Joconde</i>, as she is called in French. The Louvre’s first foreign outpost, The Louvre Abu Dhabi, opens in the United Arab …

Art History

Jean Nouvel's completed Louvre Abu Dhabi is spanned by a huge geometric-patterned dome

The first official photographs of the Jean Nouvel-designed Louvre Abu Dhabi have been released, ahead of the museum's public opening this weekend.<p>A …

Art

Abu Dhabi's £1 billion Louvre museum finally opens after decade-long wait — take a look inside

Louvre Abu Dhabi just opened 10 years after the project was announced in 2007.<p>The art museum, designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, cost over £1 billion to make.<p>Abu Dhabi is renting the name "Louvre" for 30 years andy paid France £399 million to do so.<p>They also loaned 300 artworks from France, …

Museums

Louvre Abu Dhabi: landmark museum is ready to open after ten-year journey

After ten years, Louvre Abu Dhabi is finally ready to open.<p>And a special preview has offered a glimpse of the riches that await visitors on November …

Museums

Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725–1805) | Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Greuze, the son of a roofer, was born in Tournus, a small town in Burgundy. His upbringing was modest. He first studied painting in Lyon and later in …

Art Museums

10 interiors that use lighting as a centrepiece

This week's Pinterest roundup shines a light on interiors that feature unusual lamps or pendants to set the mood, from a chandelier made from tea …

Interior Design

iPhone X launches in France with no lines… because you can’t buy it in stores

November 3rd is the day many iPhone fans have been waiting for. The fortunate ones were able to preorder the phone last week and get a delivery …

Apple Store

I Went To The Louvre In Paris And Took Some Pictures

And it’s been 2 years since I moved to Paris to my grandmother’s place.<p>So today (on November 1st), I thought that it would be a good idea to give it …

Photography

Art & Political Power: “Power Plays” at The Petite Galerie at Louvre, Paris | Artinfo

Related<p>Venues<p>Musée du Louvre<p>A four-part exhibition exploring the connection between art and political power is currently on display in Paris. With …

Paris

How Fake Wedding Photos Have Become A Lucrative Business in Europe

They are everywhere. In front of the Louvre Museum. Under the Eiffel Tower. In the Luxembourg Gardens. In front of luxury hotels and mansions. Sometimes even in parking lots.<p>A rage, a trend, a new tradition feeding a lucrative branch of the tourism industry and spreading not only around the most …

Weddings

Palace of Versailles | Stories of visits - Kosa Pan

1st of September, 1686 : At the gates of the palace<p>What a strange paradise is this land of France! Over the course of two months, since our arrival …

Musées