#Louvre

Renaissance

Mona Lisa’s Illnesses

Everyone has heard about the Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece at the Louvre in Paris. But you have probably never heard about… her...

Camilla de Laurentis 12 May 2022

Music

All Louvre Masterpieces from Beyoncé & Jay-Z’s APES**T Video Explained

The famous music video shows Jay-Z and Beyoncé at the Louvre Museum in Paris. There are shots of them standing in front of the Mona Lisa wearing...

Zuzanna Stańska 9 May 2022

Plate with Arabic Inscription, ca 975-1000, painted and glazed earthenware, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Plate with Arabic Inscription

Plate with Arabic Inscription is a masterpiece of 10th century Islamic art. It combines minimalism, abstraction, and morality into a beautiful and...

James W Singer 5 May 2022

Architecture

The Louvre Pyramid and 5 Other Art Museums Designed by Ieoh Ming Pei

Ieoh Ming Pei (貝聿銘) (1917-2019) was a Chinese American modernist architect with international acclaim. Exciting for art history fans, many...

Isla Phillips-Ewen 28 February 2022

JR Louvre Contemporary Art

Vanishing Pyramid: JR’s Art at the Louvre Museum

In 2016, the urban photographer “JR” decided to visually remove the famous pyramid known as the modern symbol of the Louvre. Three years...

Montaine Dumont 3 February 2022

Liberty Leading the People Romanticism

Liberty Leading the People: Delacroix, French Revolution, and Coldplay

I present to you a masterpiece by one of the greatest artists of French Romanticism Eugène Delacroix, Liberty Leading the People, probably his...

Rute Ferreira 26 January 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Cupid & Psyche by Antonio Canova

A true gem of virtuosity, Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss is a marble scupture made between 1787 and 1793 by Antonio Canova. The sculptor...

Montaine Dumont 7 December 2021

Museum Stories

Art Museums on Pinterest: I’d Pin That!

We all may again be stuck inside, and physical art museums may be again closed, but it’s the 21st century and thankfully we have more ways than...

Rachel Witte 22 May 2021

Art State of Mind

The Benefits of Visiting a Museum

During the protracted coronavirus lockdown, when all the art we see is digital, we can reflect on that which we took for granted before. There are so...

Nina Relf 21 May 2021

Art Travels

Armchair Museum Visits: Great Museums in Art

Armchair traveling, online art viewing, and virtual museum visits are all the rage these days. In this article, you can do those three things at once...

Alexandra Kiely 18 May 2021

History

Mona Lisa at the Battlefield: The History of Saving Art During World War II

During walks through the halls of museums, few people think about how these art masterpieces were not always in their place. In turbulent war years,...

Elizaveta Ermakova 3 July 2020

The Orientalism of Eugène Delacroix – Beware of the Colors!

Eugène Delacroix was a French Romantic artist who was seen as the leader of the French Romantic school of art from the beginning of his career.

Zuzanna Stańska 26 April 2020