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Spotlight On: Musée du Louvre

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Although it is one of the most well known museums in the world, not many know that Paris’s Musée du Louvre was once a fortress built under the reign of France’s King Phillip II in the 12th century. Since that time the Louvre had been remolded and extended to serve as the royal housing for numerous royal families of France ... Read More »

News: Louvre Makes Plea for Work of Art

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The Louvre is home to some of the world’s greatest works of art, from the Venus de Milo to the Mona Lisa. With so many amazing works of art under one roof, it is a wonder why one small work would matter so much to the renowned Parisian institution. And yet, it does…   In 1531, Lucas Cranach the Elder ... Read More »

News: International Controversy at the Louvre

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  The Louvre may have just put on display more works of art that inspire a little violence as it has just revealed its new exhibition, “Counterpoint, Contemporary Russian Art.” The exhibition includes four pieces by Russian artist Avdei Ter-Oganyan, one of which calls for an attack on the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. The works of art are from ... Read More »

“La Belle Ferronnière”, The Poor Man’s “Mona Lisa”, Sells For $1.5 Million

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  News comes today that the somewhat controversial “La Belle Ferronnière”, a painting most likely from the 18th Century and once questionably attributed to Leonardo Da Vinci, has sold through Sotheby’s auction house at the princely sum of $1.5 million, about twice what it was expected to garner. Beautiful as it is, “La Belle” has been through the critical ringer ... Read More »

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