Friday, September 26, 2008

Mantegna at the Louvre


The Louvre's major Mantegna exhibition opens today. I adore the colors and the soft, dream-like qualities of this Italian Renaissance painter (15th c.)'s works, and love how the show's huge poster contrasts with the Louvre's severe stone facade...

25 comments:

My Castle in Spain said...

oh..you make me miss Paris! Enjoy the exhibition !
:-)

Anonymous said...

oh yes do enjoy the exhibition! and i just love the louvre....(and i just miss paris!)
nancy

MelancholySmile said...

How enchanting to live close enough to frequent the Louvre! I'm so jealous! :)

Jaimee said...

I couldn't even imagine having the Louvre in my backyard. How lucky to be you :) My heart is sinking as I count the years it's been...18! FAR too long!

limonana said...

I completely agree, the colour use is just brilliant! love the shot of the banner, so lovely... oh how i miss the Louvre!

karina said...

well, everybody miss the louvre and I am not an exception

gerriward said...

Gee,
I envy you, you are sooo blessed to be in a city of wonderful delights. Hmmm, the Louvre, I can only dream of it but you know what they say, dreams come true!

A World in a PAN said...

I'd love to visit the exhibition with you!

artycho said...

I wish I could pop in the Louvre for the afternoon...

pve design said...

When we were in Paris in July- and visited the Louvre one day, the crowds of people from all over the world amazed me. I can only think of how many visitors shall flock to see these Italian Renaissance works.
Bucolic works shown in the city of Light!

Dave King said...

Could you not tke me along?
I am sure it will be fabulous.

heidi said...

gorgeous pic! I wish i was there....

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Have a fabulous Mantegna, I am so envious. When I was in Paris, ever so long ago, I spent days and days at the Louvre. Yes, I do you the French eat rabbits, but their not going to get ahold of my rabbits ( they are too quick for one thing) !! :~)

littlebird said...

Lovely to be able to visit the Lourve!
i adore your "girl with a blog with a dog" logo
(my pooch died a couple of years ago and i still miss him)

momo said...

Estoy encantada de que hayas aparecido,por eso no me pregunto de dónde, en cualquier cruce de caminos.Pasaré a verte a menudo.

Hey Harriet said...

I so wish I could go to that exhibition. Actually I'd be so happy to visit the Louvre regardless what was being exhibited! One day...

...I hope :)

Hope you enjoy Mantegna!

Doriz Jeltzin said...

I wish I could be there! I just got myself the cutest little comic book by Andy Watson called "Paris", about a couple of young art lovers who falls in love in 1950's Paris. Sooo pretty, sooo cute.

Bonbon Oiseau said...

well you do know that next week, i'll be steps away from the Louvre...60 rue de richelieu oct 1-5th---i hope you can come--would so love to meet you in person!

and what is happening there for nuit blanche?

Hila said...

oh I wish I was there now!

Lu. Lu. said...

You make a very beautiful portrayal of Paris in your blog. and it deserves it.

If only I could fly out tomorrow and spend the week there.
love your photographs

Anil P said...

I hope eday I can see the works face to face.

Mary-Laure said...

JAIMEE - yes, FAR too long, you wouldn't recognize the Louvre after the extensive renovations it went through!

A WORLD... - when do you want to go?

PVE DESIGN - the "crowds" indeed; that's the problem with the Louvre really, it's so packed and the line to get in is sooooooooo long...

LITTLEBIRD - oh I am sorry to hear you lost your pet. They are the best companions, dogs, so loving and loyal and true. Irreplaceable. I don't know what would become of me without Benjy.

MOMO - asi es la magia de los blogs, no?

BONBON - we MUST get together when you're in town. Email me (See My Profile for my email address)!

gracia said...

Wishing I could see this exhibition in person... magnificence! such magnificence!

Sanne said...

when i read and look at your blog, i wish i lcould decide to go tomorrow for example, to an exhibition like this, the best thing of living in a big city...i really want to move!

tangobaby said...

That's a beautiful shot. Have a wonderful time at the Louvre. *sigh*