Tag Archives: Louvre

Five on Friday 2

Well, the verdict on the new format was positive, so here we go again with a round-up of francophile recommendations: Artist makes the Louvre Pyramid disappear – I am looking forward to seeing this when I get to Paris in … Continue reading

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Un mécénat

Just before heading back home, I got to tick something important off my bucket-list – the newly restored 18th-Century Decorative Arts Galleries at the Louvre. The galleries have been closed since 2005 during the multi-million dollar renovation, which was overseen … Continue reading

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Formation continue

For years, we’ve been following programs from The Great Courses. They hire the top professors to lecture in their area of passion and they produce them in DVD or CD formats. They have all sorts of options to appeal to … Continue reading

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La Descente de Croix

How would you like to be part of art history? The Louvre is trying to raise 800,000 € by January 31, 2013 to buy two ivory statuettes from the 13th century (the two on the right in the photo, above). … Continue reading

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Les grands projets

(photo: Wikipedia) Former French president François Mitterand was born on October 26, 1916. His lasting legacy was a series of improvements to the monuments of Paris, known as les grands projets (lay grahn prozjay) or les grands travaux (lay grahn … Continue reading

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Dunes de sable

I’ve been back from France for two months now and I’m going into withdrawal. I need to be sent back for my own mental health. One of the stops I’d make tout de suite would be the new galleries at … Continue reading

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Tu me la copieras!

On August 10, 1792, Louis XVI was imprisoned and the one year anniversary of this historic event was marked by opening the former royal palace of the Louvre as a public museum. It was open only three days a week; … Continue reading

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Le Saut du Loup

While I’ve been to the musée des Arts Décoratifs (107, rue de Rivoli, right next to the Louvre) many times, I’d never been to their restaurant, Le Saut du Loup, before. I found that it’s a great place to have lunch … Continue reading

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Entrer dans le décor

March 4, 1988 marks the day that construction began on the glass Pyramid in the courtyard of the Louvre. I. M. Pei’s controversial design opened up access to all of the galleries and provided much needed space for the administrative … Continue reading

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Faire un dessin

The Morgan Library in New York has a special exhibit entitled David, Delacroix, and Revolutionary France: Drawings from the Louvre open now until December 31, 2011. The exhibit features 80 drawings made between 1789 and 1852 by the best French … Continue reading

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