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Beyond the White Cube, Paris Part II: Laurent Grasso's Strange and Wonderful World

Yasmine Mohseni | Posted 09.04.2012 | Arts
Yasmine Mohseni

As you wind your way through a labyrinth of dark hallways, works of art pop up into your peripheral vision, neon sculptures punctuate the space and haunting voices narrate enigmatic short films revealing strange stone monsters and anxious views from a stone fort. Welcome to Laurent Grasso's bizarre and wonderful universe.

My Week In Paris

Liz Neumark | Posted 08.01.2012 | Travel
Liz Neumark

Nothing thrilled me more in the run-up to this trip than saying, "I'm going to Paris for a week to hang out with my daughter!"

Mario Bellini on His Latest Projects (VIDEO) | Posted 07.10.2012 | Arts


PHOTOS: 36 Hours in Paris Avec Enfants

Elizabeth Thorp | Posted 06.13.2012 | Travel
Elizabeth Thorp

With short attention spans and sleep deprivation, we were seeking the ultimate itinerary for a speedy trip to Paris with kids.

Controversial Da Vinci Unveiled At Louvre Thursday

AP | By THOMAS ADAMSON | Posted 05.28.2012 | Arts

PARIS -- An intense and controversial restoration of the last great work by Leonardo da Vinci goes before the public Thursday at the Louvre Museum, re...

Philanthropist's Jewelry Auction Expected To Raise $20 Million For Charity

AP | Posted 03.21.2012 | Impact

GENEVA -- Auction house Christie's says it expects to raise more than $20 million for charity selling the jewelry collection of philanthropist Lily Sa...

Leonardo Da Vinci Restoration At The Louvre Stirs Up Controversy

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 12.28.2011 | Home

A painting by Leonardo da Vinci has been cleaned for presentation -- but did the Louvre ruin the original in the process? According to the Guardian...

PHOTOS: Nan Goldin's 'Scopophilia' Uncovers The Louvre's Dark Desires

Posted 01.08.2012 | Arts

Nan Goldin's upcoming exhibition, entitled 'Scopophilia,' or the love of looking, captures the "desire awoken by images." The collection combines over...

Louvre To Open In Abu Dhabi In 2013?

AP | By ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 12.25.2011 | Travel

Adam Schrek, Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- The Abu Dhabi developer building a vast cultural district in the Emirati capital said ...

Abu Dhabi To Open Louvre Branch In 2013

AP | By ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 12.24.2011 | Arts

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- The Abu Dhabi developer building a vast cultural district in the Emirati capital said Monday a branch of the famed Louv...

Unprecedented Loan Of Louvre's 'Second Most Important Painting'

The Guardian | Mark Brown, Arts Correspondent | Posted 12.06.2011 | Arts

It was, Timothy Potts admits, an audacious request to the Louvre: that it lend what is arguably its second most important painting to the Fitzwilliam ...

Parenting By Way of Paris: One Mom's Journey From Poop Patrol to Hotel Plaza Athenee

Amy Tara Koch | Posted 11.15.2011 | Parents
Amy Tara Koch

So, what do you do with young children in the City of Light? One of my goals of the trip was to inspire wee Francophiles. Thus, I found activities that catered to their interests and attention spans.

Twin Leonardo da Vinci Paintings To Be Reunited

Posted 09.26.2011 | Arts

Organizers in London and Paris have agreed to an unorthodox plan that will place two nearly identical Leonardo da Vinci paintings side by side. The Vi...

2011's Top 10 Moments In Art, So Far

The Huffington Post | Analise Roland | Posted 09.17.2011 | Home

Since we've made it halfway through 2011, we thought we'd take a look back at the art moments that have defined this year so far. From the defacing of...

Famed American Artist Cy Twombly Dies | Posted 09.04.2011 | Home

Famed American painter Cy Twombly, who first found the limelight with his calligraphic paintings in the late 1950s, has died at the age of 83. The ...

Mona Lisa's Miles: The Misadventures Of Leonardo's Masterpiece On The Road

ARTINFO | Posted 09.03.2011 | Arts

Italian historian Silvano Vincenti, known for his scheme to dig up the bones of Lisa Gherardini, the presumed model for the Mona Lisa, is trying to br...

Florence Wants 'Mona Lisa' To Return

AP | Posted 08.24.2011 | Arts

FLORENCE, Italy -- Florence officials are launching a campaign to bring the "Mona Lisa" back for a visit. Leonardo da Vinci brought the painting of a...

Janet Jackson Performs At The Louvre

AP | By JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 08.15.2011 | Arts

PARIS -- It's a safe bet that the Louvre Museum, that hallowed sanctum that houses the Venus de Milo, the Mona Lisa and countless other priceless arti...

EBay Founder Gives Louvre $3M

ARTINFO | Posted 07.31.2011 | Arts

EBay founder Pierre Omidyar is known for the "venture philanthropy" of his Omidyar Network, which has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to support...

Iran Cuts Off Louvre

Los Angeles Times | Posted 06.07.2011 | Arts

Iran has cut ties with the famous Louvre museum in Paris, an official said Monday, accusing the museum of failing to live up to an agreement to exhibi...

Mona Lisa Model Was Male, According To Italian Researchers

Eleanor Ide (AFP) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

ROME -- Italian researchers who specialise in resolving art mysteries said Wednesday they have discovered the disputed identity of the model for Leona...

PICTURES: The Louvre Gets The Apple Treatment

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The simple beauty of Apple products has been praised by the likes of Karl Lagerfield and Rupert Murdoch. Artists have used Apple products to create go...

BLOGWATCH> Protesters Against Ban On Photography In Museums On We Make Money Not Art

OrsayCommons | Regine on December 21, 2010 9:22 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

A few months ago, the Musée d'Orsay in Paris decided to ban photographs of the artworks and of the inside of the building, allegedly 'to preserve the...

INTERNATIONAL ART: Nan Goldin Emerges From Seclusion in a New Louvre Show

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

At the invitation of guest curator Patrice Chéreau, Nan Goldin has put together a slide show titled "Scopophilia" at the Louvre that includes new pho...

How Long Does it Take To Look at a Painting?

James Elkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Elkins

My subject in these posts is how we look at the world. In future columns, I will be writing about all sorts of things, from hieroglyphs to ice halos, ...