European Heritage Days 2019

European Heritage Days 2019 in Paris: Where to go and what to expect

Les Journées du Patrimoine, or European Heritage Days, are events happening in all across Europe which aim to promote visits of monuments or buildings normally closed to the public. This event finds its roots in France with La Journée Portes Ouvertes (Open Doors Day) which was held in 1984. Every year, nearly 12 million visitors[…]

da vinci louvre exhibition

Da Vinci Exhibition at the Louvre 2019: An Unprecedented Retrospective

This fall 2019, starting October 24th, an unprecedented exhibition dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci opens its doors to the public at the famous Louvre Museum. The worldwide-known genius is considered one of the most brilliant artists in history, having expressed his art in many different ways during his life–he worked as a painter, sculptor, writer,[…]

Have there truly been no great women artists? Reconfiguring the canon in the Louvre

If you think of the Louvre, you’ll have no difficulties identifying its most well-known icon: that is, the Mona Lisa. In the world’s biggest museum, the celebration of the female body certainly is depicted in an endless array of poses and techniques: painting, sculpture, architecture or decorative arts. The Venus de Milo, Liberty Leading the[…]

Black Models Orsay

Black Models: New exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay

Black models, Le modèle noir, is an exhibition in Orsay museum about the coloured models in painting and photography from Gericault to Matisse. Open since March 26th 2019, the exhibit explores how black models were represented throughout the years from the western artists’ perspectives, in light of historical context and artistic trends. Orientalism, for example,[…]