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Topic - Louvre
The Musée du Louvre, or officially Grand Louvre — in English, the Louvre Museum or simply the Louvre — is one of the world's largest museums, the most visited art museum in the world and a historic monument. A central landmark of Paris, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement (district). Nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 19th century are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square metres (652,300 square feet). - Source: Wikipedia
It's an embarrassment of riches for a chess journalist these days, with not one but two major tournaments in progress across the pond and the U.S. championships gearing up to start in St. Louis later this week.
The Louvre was forced to close its doors Wednesday after workers walked off the job, complaining that the world's most-visited museum is plagued with gangs of pickpockets.
Tom Selldorff was 6 years old when he saw his grandfather's prized art collection for the last time in 1930s Vienna, before it fell into Nazi hands.
The classic Hollywood scene of a mysterious and glamorous woman leaving an anonymous hotel room inspired Louis Vuitton's ready-to-wear show, moving the house in a more sensual, feminine direction.
Armed soldiers are on guard in Paris' subways, train stations and some of the world's most recognizable monuments to head off terror attacks after France's military launched an operation to push back al-Qaeda-linked insurgents in Mali.
The Louvre has embarked on an ambitious quest _ opening a (EURO)150 million ($196 million) extension in an abandoned coal mining town in northern France that has an unemployment rate nearly three times the national average.
Virtually all the impressionists revered Cezanne. Renoir said he couldn't "put two strokes of paint on a canvas without it already being very good." He made a point of working with Cezanne, and he owned several of Cezanne's paintings. He and Degas once competed to buy a Cezanne still life of pears.
Before there was Saudi Arabian oil, there was Saudi incense — and it was equally lucrative.
In the mid-1920s, a young Salvador Dali was searching for his style.
A major Edward Hopper retrospective in Paris reveals that the 20th century painter famed for his rendering of American life drew inspiration from France.
The mystery behind the most enigmatic smile in art _ Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" _ just got a little more complicated.
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For the past dozen years, actor Tony Dow has been carving out a new career, as a sculptor with pieces that have shown at numerous venues, including what is arguably the world's premier art museum — the Louvre in Paris.
He is, and likely forever will be, best known as good old Wally Cleaver, the big brother who had to bail out a goofball sibling facing one dilemma after another on the classic TV series "Leave it to Beaver."
The Louvre Museum is unveiling a new wing and galleries dedicated to the arts of Islam. It culminates a nearly (EURO)100 million ($130 million), decade-long project coming to fruition amid tensions between the Muslim world and the West.