For Leonardo, painting was the 'queen of sciences'

Entertainment News Oct 25, 2019

For Leonardo, painting was the 'queen of sciences'

Leonardo da Vinci, whose genius encompassed architecture, anatomy, mechanics, music and even party planning, is known first and foremost for his paintings, though he produced fewer than 20 of them. The curators of a stunning retrospective of the Renaissance master's paintings that opened Thursday at ...

World's oldest pearl to be displayed at Abu Dhabi museum

World Oct 20, 2019

World's oldest pearl to be displayed at Abu Dhabi museum

An 8,000-year-old pearl that archaeologists say is the world's oldest will be displayed in Abu Dhabi, according to authorities who said Sunday it is proof the objects have been traded since Neolithic times. The natural pearl was found in the floor of a room discovered ...

Outrage to icon: Paris marks 30 years of I.M. Pei's Louvre pyramid

World Mar 29, 2019

Outrage to icon: Paris marks 30 years of I.M. Pei's Louvre pyramid

It was once decried as an architectural "obscenity," but as the Louvre's glass pyramid turned 30 on Friday, it had long since become a cherished icon of the French capital. One eminent writer called for revolt in the streets when French President Francois Mitterrand's flamboyant ...

The Louvre has a new seat of power

Art Aug 28, 2018

The Louvre has a new seat of power

by Jae Lee

Kohei Nawa talks about his 3-ton golden "Throne," which takes a seat of honor at the Louvre as one of the works for Japonismes 2018, Paris' large-scale event celebrating 160 years of France-Japan relations.

Two dead, thousands evacuated in France flood emergency

World Jun 3, 2016

Two dead, thousands evacuated in France flood emergency

Torrential rain forced thousands of people from their homes south of Paris while the River Seine surged to its highest level for over 30 years in the French capital, shutting down the famed Louvre and Orsay museums and a metro line. In Evry-Gregy-sur-Yerre, south of ...

The Louvre's spin on art history

Art May 12, 2015

The Louvre's spin on art history

by C.B. Liddell

The futuristic-looking National Art Center Tokyo (NACT) seems like a rather unusual venue for an exhibition of mainly 17th- and 18th-century European art sourced from Paris's famous Louvre Museum. But while the Louvre's collections are very much rooted in the past, the French institution ...