It’s a massive optical illusion in front of the Louvre Museum in Paris: When viewed from just the right vantage point the piece by French Artist JR creates an illusion of the iconic glass pyramid seeming to vanish.
With more than nine million visitors a year, the Louvre is the world's most frequently visited museum. Many other superlatives apply to this former residence of French kings as well.
The famed Paris art museum's location in the United Arab Emirates will feature post-impressionist French art as well as Middle Eastern works from all eras. Critics have accused the Louvre of "selling its soul."
Best known for designing the glass pyramid in front of the Louvre, Chinese-American architect I. M. Pei has left traces of his inimitable modernist style all over the world. He turns 100 on April 26.
For 40 years, French painters Henri Matisse and Pierre Bonnard shared a close friendship, discussing art and women in letters and postcards. A new show at the Städel Museum in Frankfurt highlights this artistic dialogue.
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