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Month: April 2019

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 …

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Homage to Notre Dame: Facts about Paris’ most loved Cathedral

The whole world mourns the tragic events that took place yesterday in central Paris, as a massive, accidental fire engulfed Notre Dame cathedral last night, taking down the iconic cathedral’s spire among many other damages. Today, we wanted to pay homage to this symbol of Paris, France and Gothic architecture, reminiscing about a few of …

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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, …

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