The Louvre Displays Nazi-Looted Art

296 unclaimed artworks from the Nazi occupation of France remain in the Louvre’s current collection. Some 31 of them have now found a place on the historic museum’s walls—for a reason. The Louvre hopes that relatives of the previous owners will come forward to claim the pieces. Acclaimed artists Eugène Delacroix, François Boucher and Théodore Rousseau are the hands behind some of these paintings, which …

Inside the Brand New Louvre Abu Dhabi

From Da Vinci to Ai Wei Wei, in a stunning Jean Nouvel building that embraces the sea and sky

While in Dubai for Design Week, we took the opportunity to take a quick tour of the new Louvre Abu Dhabi, possibly the most anticipated architectural opening of the year. The museum, designed by architect Jean Nouvel, welcomed their first guests just a few days ago. It was 10 years in the making and it covers an area of 87 thousand square-meters, divided in 55 …

Artist Travis Durden Combines Star Wars Characters with Marble Sculptures

If Darth Vader, Yoda and General Grievous existed in a galaxy far, far away, would they have their own marble statues just as ancient Roman leaders do? In his latest photo series, artist Travis Durden aims to envision exactly what it might be like if they did. Durden combined photos of marble sculptures he found in the Louvre with digital compositions of prominent Star Wars …