Missing for almost 60 years, the painting was found severely damaged in a Louvre storage facility.
Is Leonardo’s “Salvator Mundi” Going to the Louvre? [UPDATED]
The museum’s director says he is in talks with the buyer of the record-setting painting to display it in Paris next year.
The World’s Most Instagrammed Museums, from the Louvre to the Museum of Ice Cream
According to Instagram’s own statistics, the Louvre was the seventh-most ‘grammed place in the world and topped the museum list yet again.
Too Lewd for the Louvre, Boinking Building Sculpture Nixed in Paris
“Domestikator,” a 40-foot-tall inhabitable sculpture that was to be part of the FIAC fair’s public art program, is shaped like two figures making whoopee.
Three Louvre Paintings Lost After Lightning Sets Fire to Museum on French Island
Three works on loan from the Louvre were among the works destroyed in the fire on the island of Tatihou in the Channel.
Flooding Damages Three Paintings and Multiple Rooms at the Louvre
France’s National Library and Ministry of Culture also suffered water damage during a deluge on the night of July 9.
Louvre Security Staff Threaten To Strike as Blockbuster Vermeer Show Causes Disarray
Security workers at the museum plan to strike on Friday, citing “constant physical and verbal aggression” caused by the recent overcrowding.
The Risky Business of Restoring Leonardos
After a previous Leonardo restoration project at the Louvre resulted in multiple staff resignations, the recent cleanup of “Saint John the Baptist” took place under intense scrutiny.
The Real Corpses That Served as Models for the Doomed Crew of the “Raft of the Medusa”
For his most monumental painting, Théodore Géricault borrowed corpses from morgues and asylums to capture the ghastly horror of the 1816 Medusa shipwreck.
JR’s Photoshop Trompe l’Oeil at the Louvre
PARIS — We have long loved our illusions.
The Louvre and Musée d’Orsay Shut Down as Seine River Floods [UPDATED]
Record rainfall in Paris has caused intense and dangerous flooding of the Seine River to the extent that the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay are closing temporarily to safeguard their collections.
A Cinematic Journey Through the Louvre and a Dark Chapter in European History
Francofonia bristles at labeling. The latest whatsit by Russian titan Alexander Sokurov moves comfortably between categories.