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Exploring the Underappreciated Museums of Paris
"Let's talk about some of the museums that that i think are substantial but i think they're under appreciated What what is your take on the colonel fillet. The music have day is undergoing a big renovation. I actually haven't been there yet but it's going to be fantastic and it's a history museum. The history of paris and it has period rooms which are are very fun to walk through and just all sorts of of relics from hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of years of the city's history and you explained in your book the littler museums of paris. That barron houseman actually had something to do with the creation of this collection. Or 'cause houseman. I think of as the guy who who brought parasol of these grand boulevards and all of this uniform architecture where you've got the same amount of floors in the in the nice Slate roofs and so on Did he recognize that. All this development is going to bulldoze some of the heritage of the of the city. You know it's it's funny because he is. He's really criticized for destroying medieval peres but at the same time was was looking to create a place that would preserve some of the history and that actually incorporated elements from some of the buildings. He took down in. The carnival has more items than the liuw actually. So they've got plenty to show off in that museum. Yeah their reserves are insane. There's no bench and that goes back to the sixteen hundred and they actually took over a second. It's actually now To urban mansions that are combined by little walkway. So if you want sort of. Just your quintessential kind of historical museum for paris carnival as a good one absolutely now. Another one is the museum of the middle ages museum to clooney and that's actually built on the remains of a third century. Roman bath reminding us. That peres was a roman town. Yes it it is also something that that started from a private collection like a lot of museums did and has just grown and grown and is a really special and unique place to visit and it's never crowded it's amazing to me. It's exquisite art of the middle ages. This is the museum of the middle ages in paris was so important in the middle ages. And it's right there in the in the left bank. You can walk to it in ten minutes from all the touristy stuff you do in the latin quarter
Patrick Radden Keefe on Empire of Pain
"Patron kief joins us now. His new book is called empire of pain. the secret history of the sackler dynasty. Patrick thanks for being here. Thanks so much for having me back. So let's start with a very basic question. In case people are not aware of the sackler family and why he would be writing about them with title like empire of pain. who are the sackler. So this sort of to waste answer that question until a few years ago what. The sackler name Generally to to the extent that people were aware of this family it was a very wealthy family. One of the wealthiest families in the united states with a branch in the uk in london and they were known chiefly for philanthropy right art museum wings. Hundreds of millions of dollars to art museums and universities and medical research and would very often put their name on these bequests. If you you know in new york city go to the metropolitan museum of art and there's the sackler wing And that was what they were known for. What was more mysterious. Was the source of this wealth and it has People have become more widely aware. Recently that That the bulk of this wealth comes from a company purdue pharma which produces the powerful painkiller oxycontin in this era in which the naming of things and the un naming of things mounting and the on mounting has become very active. Is it still the circle ring. In the metropolitan museum is sackler still emblazoned on all of these buildings and donated wings. Well it's very much in flux. So as i speak today it's still the sackler wing but the has actually announced today initially. They said they weren't taking any future. Donations from the soccer is because of the connection between the family and the crisis and then more recently. They've said that they are You know i think assessing is is the word whether or not the sackler wing will remain the sackler wing. Some institutions have started to take the name down so tufts university took down the sackler name from a series of buildings Because the students there this is at the medical school had said. I don't wanna go to class in a building named after this family and and get my medical education. They're more recently. New york university has done the same. The louvre in paris is taken down the sackler name. So there's a real question for many of these other institutions and there's dozens and dozens of them were the name still stands whether or not they'll keep it
"Bad Trip": A real-life homage to the cult classic comedy "White Chicks"
"Adam neiman. How are you. Thanks for coming back on the show. I'm well how are you sean. I'm hanging in there. Adam were talking about colts colt movies and where they come from what they really mean to us today and you know i wanted to talk about bad trip on the show and i couldn't figure out who to talk to about it and then i noticed that you were a fan of bad trip now. I don't know if bad trip. Is it going to qualify as a cult movie but it feels like it's in the spirit of some other movies that have come along over the years. Would you make of this prank comedy from eric. Andre the i ve very good time watching bad trip as i think you did as well which is an. It's an extension of what he does. Sometimes on his tv work right. This kind of spont- spontaneous haphazard Using the materials of reality almost as props you know and he's fearless in the way that some of those other extemporaneous comedians. Sacha baron cohen. Dr voted also reminded me of the. We won't go too quickly into the cult thing yet that reminded me of jackass. Just in the extremity of it. I mean i happen to think jackass was very good for culture and probably belongs in the louvre museum and the smithsonian in the hall of fame is one of the great things ever for me for lotteries in But also just that idea of the body and extremity and feeling like something is both very kind of disgusting and unembarrassed of being disgusting which is kinda gets into the territory of cults. 'cause cult is all about taboos and breaking them in exceeding them. But you also want to be too pretentious about delay. This is a movie. Where to people's penises get stuck in a chinese finger trap or where people projectile vomit or just absolute insane exchanges in public spaces and maybe was just my mood. But i found it like just devastatingly funny from from beginning tent and laughed kind of the way i laughed at stuff like jackass and borough which is this very liberating
With no crowds, Louvre gets rare chance to refurbish
"The stores at the Louvre museum in Paris C. using the corona virus pandemic to repent the museum and its famous artworks the forced closure has granted museum officials a golden opportunity to carry out long over to refurbishments that was simply not possible with nearly ten million visitors a year head curator of the artifacts department Elizabeth Anton Karnik says the Mona Lisa has good reason to Simon I smile at her empty gallery that's a loss it is it's a when the museum re opens everything will be perfect for its visitors the Sleeping Beauty will have had time to powder her nose when the museum reopens initially on the visitors with pre booked reservations will be granted entry in line with fire safety precautions I'm Sarah buses
Travel to Zagreb
"Let's start with a look at a European capital that's often overlooked by the beach crowd who enjoy Croatia's crystal clear coastline. But miss out on the scene in its capital city. It has a distinctively modern take on old world charm and it's just a few hours inland. To tell us about saga we're joined now by local guide Darya goateed. She's joined by Ben Curtis who writes about the Balkan regions elaborate history and thinks that Croatia's best period may be now Darya in Ben Welcome my pleasure. Same. Thank you for having. US Doria. You're from Zagreb your guide in Zagreb, a lot of Americans no Dubrovnik. Venice and a lot of Americans know the Anna Zagreb is right there in the middle. What should we know about Zagreb? Nanna. Saga is I would say the mix of. All these big capitals around and all these much better known cities around from historical perspective It was influenced by different cities and countries. So we have a little bit of all of that. What's an example? How is it a little bit of? How is it a little bit of Italy says it a little bit of the Slavic World So? obas part of the hops Burke monarchy later austro-hungary for few hundred. Years. And then architecture in town is very much what we would call out through nor Central European. So the mixture of Hungarian hungarian-austrian. We don't have much Dubrovnik textures that. Is Zog. Is completely different about the cuisine that scene is also very influenced by Austria but not only that we do eat struggles and. A lot of meat and potatoes and then on the other hand we also eat. A lot of Pasta beat some. We are very sensitive on coughing, and then we also have the Turkish influence because arguable also for few centuries, just about forty, five, fifty miles Sir north from the Ottoman Empire boarder okay. It's a crossroads release across through the s the Ben Curtis here in American who has a fascination and a deep interest in this part of Europe how would you say Zagreb is unique Zagreb is unique for being this gem of a central European capital. So everybody can measure saying they know Budapest, Vienna, they know Prague, but here's this. Gym of a historical city that hardly any American visits right and even though Zagreb stars rising on the Tourism Front these days but you can go there and it's not gonna be jammed with busloads of tourists from all over the place you're not gonNA hear a lot of other North American accents and you're going to be able to experience the city where the fabric of locals you're going to be sitting in a cafe with mostly other people from Zagreb, and that's great and it's hard to find that in Dubrovnik are in Vienna these days a year. Exactly. So if you had two nights in in one Danes, is there enough to keep you busy. Yeah. For sure I think, what would you do if you're gonNA show me around for a day the it's a great kind of one day stop if you're coming in and out for some of the coast. So Zagreb surprisingly has some of I think are the best museums of its kind in Europe now they're quirky right? You don't. Go desire grab for the Louvre or something like that. But you go to Zagreb for these unusual small museums like the Museum of naive art, which is great sort of not formally trained perhaps painters but really characteristic art with peasant themes. The famous one which is kind of made headlines around the world is a museum of broken relationships which is filled with these stories of couples who have broken up the objects that they have Meant something to them and they've given it this museum and so it's just a really interesting kind of poignant sometimes hilarious trip through people's relationships. So when we think of this naive art, I love this idea because you go to most art galleries in Europe Bennett, the opposite of naive arted this refined fully embraced high-society art but naive art is by definition just unschooled hasn't Sir Working People that just had a passion for painting. Exactly but are often very, very talented even if they didn't train at the academy or something like that but they're expressing the lives and cultures and artistic visions of people from the rural areas and it's genius really an undiscovered genius that happen to come out of the farm community or something absolutely. I love that museum by the way that that's really one of the unique things in Europe and it is in the capital of Croatia Zagreb.
Been Caught Stealing
"Thankful faults jewelry and fine art. Maybe a casino carefully organized plans by people dressed in black turtlenecks with lots of cool gadgets close calls. What we remember as the daring heist of one of the world's most famous paintings. was really neither of those things. The heist wasn't particularly daring and the theft of Leonardo DAVINCI's Mona Lisa. Wasn't even noticed until well after it had happened. My Name's Moxy and this is your brain on facts. These days the Mona Lisa also called in Italy login Kanda and her famous enigmatic smile hang in a prominent place in the Louvre in Paris. It holds the Guinness World Record for the highest known insurance valuation in History at one, hundred, million dollars in nineteen, sixty two. So. That would be about eight hundred million dollars today. Over six million people go to see it each year. It's so popular that you can't even snap a quick Selfie of it without having a few dozen other strangers, hands, and cell phones in the frame. This popularity certainly wasn't the case when the painting was I hung in the Leuven eighteen o four or for the century subsequent. Neither was popular with critics when the artistic elite who often relegated it to the low end of DAVINCI's work it was basically just another painting. It was so unsocial in fact that it took the better part of twenty four hours before staff even noticed the painting was missing in Nineteen. Eleven. A handyman named Vincenzo Perrugia was working in the museum and he simply waited in a closet until after the museum had closed. Tuck to the painting under his smock walked on out. He was unwittingly aided by a plumber also working in the museum who unlocked a for Peruta when he found himself stuck inside. The police were called and they searched the museum. The only sign they found the Japan Kanda was frame laying on a staircase. Though police did find some twenty one other paintings in the museum. The curator's had previously reported missing. The. Search went citywide then national then international. Ships were searched before they left France or after arriving in their port of call. A reward of over half a million dollars in today's money was offered. The Mona Lisa's picture was printed in newspapers all over the world. It became a of Mona Lisa Mania. The theft of this single painting served a spawn multiple criminal enterprises. People on the wrong side of the law knew that those with more money than morals would want to buy. LEGITIM- Kanda. A pair of confidence men from Belgium hired a small army of forgers to make quality fakes, which they then sold to select around the globe. They made sure their buyers were unlikely to ever meet and rested soundly knowing that no one would let on that they had purchased the most famous stolen painting in the world. Though today, one of them would probably take a selfie with it. The huge reward and the number of fakes in circulation meant the police were inundated with leads. For two years they searched tirelessly. But Fruitlessly The sixty man strong force even interviewed, Peruta Twice. But decided, he couldn't be the criminal mastermind they were looking for. Not only did those two years not yield the Mona Lisa the police didn't even find the forgeries. The head of the Paris police retired in shame. Did, peruse, you get an enormous payday for the stolen painting. People were soon to learn that he didn't steal it for money. When ferruccio approached museum in Florence to sell them the painting, the museum's director called the police instead. After. His arrest Russia's stated. I worked in the Louvre making frames for paintings stolen from Italy by France every day I pass login Kanda and swore I would return it to its rightful home. He seemed convinced he would be heralded as a hero. This was sadly not the case but the Italian courts were sympathetic giving him only a year in prison for the world famous theft. These days legit Kanda sits behind more bulletproof
A strange Blue Flame
"Welcome to catch myths and mystery signer host kid chrome today a little insight into a different kind of fire at the heart of many seafaring stories going back hundreds of years detail of a blue fire coming up from top of a master crackling along the railing along the gunwales. Some sailors described how they had watched a blue crackling light move along the top of the water climb up the side of this ship wind around the mass where would vanish into thin air. Today we would refer to a sailor's description of a blue light moving around their ship, a saint elmo's fire. This is a weather phenomenon where a sharp or pointed object is passing through a strong electric field in atmosphere not dangerous if it can be an indicator of a charge difference around you making lightning more likely to strike you despite your location in eighteen ninety. Nine Colorado Springs and experiment by Nikola Tesla that utilized undoubted waves caused horses at the livery stable because suddenly Bolton kick free of their stalls, even the insects felt the effects of the electrical barrage butterflies became electrified helplessly swirling circles, their wings, sprouting Blue Halos of saint almost fire during World War One Germany had dozens of rigid airships called Zeppelin's they could travel eighty five miles an hour and carry up to two tons of bombs by the Nineteen Thirties Dr Louvred cder who overseeing the design of this upland step aside to allow the head of the company Hugo. To design the huge Hindenburg class airships in all tour bill designated L Z one, twenty, nine. The HINDENBURG was one hundred, three feet long with a diameter of one hundred, thirty, five feet is gas capacity was just south of seven million cubic feet I I flew in March nineteen thirty six American Airlines contracting with the operators of the Hindenburg shuttled passengers from Lakehurst Newark. Connections to airplane flights she carried thirty six passengers with a crew sixty, one and two thousand, nine, hundred trainees. The airship was hours behind schedule WANNA passed over Boston due to these headwinds landing at Lakehurst was further delayed by foul weather that included thunderstorms the captain opted to pass over. Manhattan. At six, fifty, five PM, the storm had passed and the captain directed the Hindenburg in the direction of it's more at Lakers were the ground crew waited. At seven PM local time the Hindenburg made his final approach from an altitude of six, hundred, fifty feet. The ship would drop rope in cable and be winched tied to more in tower. It began to rain the ground crew grabbed the mooring lines at seven twenty, five a number of individuals on the ground witnessed what they later would state look like a blue. Flame climb up the back of the HINDENBURG seconds later it burst into Flame Werner France was a fourteen year old cabin boy who is dazed by the fire. But when one of the ship's water bladders burst, he was drenched and managed to get out of a hatch used to load food into the kitchen once on the ground, he ran from the burning inferno. The only survivor to escape without any injuries he was also the last surviving crew member and died at the age of ninety two in August two, thousand, fourteen, another survivor was Joseph Spa. ADVIL COMIC ACROBAT. When he saw the first sign of trouble, he smashed the window with this movie camera which had been filming the landing. The film did the disaster by the way that's ship near the ground. He lowered himself out the window on hung onto window ledge letting go when the ship was perhaps twenty feet above the ground his acrobatic instincts kicked in and spa kept his feet under him attempted to do a safety role. When he landed, he injured his ankle nonetheless days Woodley crawling away on a member of the ground crew came up, swung the diminutive SPA under one arm and ran him clear that fire days lady during an interview and investigation was determined that sabotage was. The, cost of the flames but Saint Elmo's fire and that had caused the initial spark that caught the gas on fire. A different
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Asia-Pacific tourism makes patchy restart, and some missteps
"Sleepy lines empty bonds lost jobs it's become a world without tourism the period without mass tourism is seeing lines to sleep undisturbed in south Africa's bush and quiet Paris's Louvre museum but agonizing pain and worry for millions around the world who depend on the industry shattered by the coronavirus well then no American visit is to show around from C. D. day beaches and shuttle the tool guide in Paris tells the AP although worries about how she will continue to care for her ailing mother unknown Portugal's beautiful Algarve coast catastrophe looms the empty hotels bars and restaurants despite government hopes tourists will come I'm Charles de Ledesma
Romantic Bridges and Little Museums of Paris; Burgundy
"Of the small specialty museums in Paris were allowed to reopen weeks before the Lou, but just because they don't attract the big crowds of the famous museums doesn't mean they aren't worth your time in just a bit. We'll hear why they can be worth. Including in your travel plans next time you're in town and we'll explore what you'll find in the peaceful countryside of Burgundy and easy giant from Paris. Let's start. Today's very French edition of travel with Rick Steves along the banks of the Seine, the busy river that winds through the heart of the city. Paris to me, it's the capital of Europe and you can never get tired of ten. I just love the way the THEMM lined through. The city in the city faces. It's river and I also love the way it's laced together by bridges that just give so much meaning to your wondering through Paris. Lynch Lima is a journalist for the New York Times. She's written books about Paris to her. New Book is called. The river that made Paris, and she talks about the bridges that lease together the right bank and left bank. In Paris Elaine. Thanks for joining us. Thanks for having me on your show I. Love The way your book. The Seine the river that made Paris illustrates the importance. To France end to Paris and of course, Paris was born on this end, wasn't it? Yes, there would not have been a Paris. Had it not been for the Senate and for the heels lessee tae the island that is the center, the heart of the city of Paris, and that goes back to Roman Times. Pre Roman Times Poetry Roman times absolutely now when we think about the send through the centuries through most of the centuries, it's been a mucky riverbank where. Where you've got all sorts of slime and sewer and garbage and poverty, and and then over the centuries built this wonderful embankment that sort of teams the river, and and makes it an elegant part of the city. Talk a bit about the embankment in Paris will the embankment of Paris really the way it looks like now was conceived in the nineteenth century at before that you could pretty much walk along the banks of the Seine and bring your cows and horses. Horses and dogs right into the river, your laundry, whatever now it's a little bit more challenging, although there are places right now in Paris that you can walk down into the river and go swimming if you're so inclined, but with this mighty embankment you also have elegant bridges, lacing it together to the right and the left bank, and one of my favorite things in Paris just to walk along the banks of the river, and in or cruise the river and enjoy the. The bridges I've got so many vivid memories of just being on the top of one of those river, Seine, tourist boats, and going under these glorious bridges, and the more you know about the context of these bridges, the more funded is to sail under them. Let's just go and there's four bridges that really come to mind from. Yes, I'd love to just talk about each of them as if we're cruising down the river and I. we come to the punt new. Means the Newbridge, right? It means the new bridge, even though it's the oldest bridge in Paris. And when it was built, it was finished in the beginning of the seventeenth century, it was a miracle was an architectural dazzling creation, because it was the first bridge that didn't have houses on either side, so that people would come to the pontiff and look at the expanse of the river. It became the heart and soul of Paris where. You would come and have all sorts of wild activities. You could join up for the army or by. Orange juice or have a tooth pulled or watch jugglers or exchange God. You could buy false teeth and glass is and wooden legs and life, poultry and skin whiteners, so it really was the place to be was a gathering place a Piazza for the city. It was. You know what that's exactly right? It's like a piazza in the shape of a bridge. Now when you said it had didn't have houses on either side. Are you talking like lined with houses and shops like the punt Vecchio in Florence and the London Bridge in. Exactly and that you finally had an open view to the river, and you didn't have these barriers in the shape of houses blocking your. Visual joy of Helseth Martavis city that has some pride because it's just a practical matter. If you had a bridge that you needed help, pay for and maintain. You'd rent out space to it and it would obliterate the fact that it feels like a bridge so London Bridge and the Punt Vecchio it would be lined by shops that were paying rent to the city, so they could have that great bridge. Bridge punt new F-. It's a piazza. That's great. The next bridge we come to is the punt art that right the what what does that mean, and how is it unique well? It's the bridge of the arts and I love this bridge. Because it joy. It's a walking bridge. It's a pedestrian bridge, and so it's a great bridge for picnicking, but if you stand front of this bridge at the Louvre. And look through a gorgeous courtyard, but not many people know about is called the core cafe, the square courtyard you can look through the arch, and you can see right across the bridge to the St to default on the other side of the river, which is where the economy foss says is head. You just feel like you've got this magical long view of Paris
"louvre " Discussed on AP News
"Paris's Louvre museum which houses the world's most famous portrait has reopened after a full month coronavirus looked down before the pandemic as many as 50000 people per day told the news in the past yes someone else with the bulk of it is coming from overseas led by travelers from the U. S. now the Mona Lisa may be back in business the face masks are a must reservations required on visitor numbers shave museum director Gianluca Martinez expects just 7000 visitors on the first day he says it's been an emotional time for the teams preparing for this we have opening I'm Charles de Ledesma
Mona Lisa back at work, visitors limited, as Louvre reopens
"Paris's Louvre museum which houses the world's most famous portrait has reopened after a full month coronavirus looked down before the pandemic as many as fifty thousand people per day told the news in the past yes someone else with the bulk of it is coming from overseas led by travelers from the U. S. now the Mona Lisa may be back in business the face masks are a must reservations required on visitor numbers shave museum director Gianluca Martinez expects just seven thousand visitors on the first day he says it's been an emotional time for the teams preparing for this we have opening I'm Charles de Ledesma
From The City To The Megalopolis
"It's amazing to think that. In the nineteenth century about three percent of humanity lived in cities and today. That number is fifty percent, and it's growing rapidly. We live in the age of the Megalopolis. We're going to talk about that now with Dr, Salvatori satis Dr set. This is an emeritus professor of the history of classical art and archaeology at the school normality superiore in Pisa in Italy. He's an archaeologist and art historian. He's the chairman of the Louvre Museum. Scientific Council his the author of several books on art. Art History and he's known as the conscience of Italy for his role in spot, leading the neglect of it all national cultural heritage. His book is if Venice dies, and it's a look, not only at in the struggles, Venison the twenty first century, but at the increasing urbanisation of civilization general doctor says thanks for joining us. Thank you for inviting me. Can you talk about if finished is? How much of it is about Venice? And how much of it is it about the changing urban landscape across the planet? Well my intention in writing. This book was to focus on Venice. In order to make people meditate about what's going on on on a global scale about what I would call the shape the form of the city Savannah's. Sample account that example, contrasting some of the most disturbing. Of Urbanization in our current world end, it is quite dramatic. What's going on in your book? You explain there are fifteen megalopolis. That have over twenty million people is the advent of these massive cities twenty million people cities people have to live somewhere is is that a good thing or a bad thing? Why does it concern you well? I'm concerned about the quality of life. Those people because although this organization may look something that happens naturally, it is also prompted by economic forces. It is a concentration of workforce. which is not necessarily living in good conditions in order to create profit for a very low number of people, so it's the usual formula ninety nine percent, the best one percent, the megalopolis is a consequence of a complication of the world, the general commodification of the world that includes to an increasing extent human beings. This is just a very efficient thing for the elites to have a concentration of workforce where people who will be able to work cheaper and produce more by being right there at the center of production. Is that what? What you're saying, produce more and also by more become consumers, because workers are simultaneously consumer, so there is a a bishop's or two, if you so wish seal between being workers and consumers and I, think that there are two your which are combined, and normally one is made. Opera is the big over-centralisation to the other one is the verticalisation of AF- architecture. May Boca Use a? It's an example Chung Ching in China which had the six hundred thousand people in the nineteen thirty s and now thirty four million people living in it. I talked to contrast this with a different. Format Orbis or shape of the city. A form of the city in which that is some sort of harmony of balance between the body of the citizen and the body of the city where the citizen doesn't feel The one thing I'm saying is that it is good that we presser diversity in urban form and preserving diversity means among other things saving and saving the other historical see also because there is in even more. More disturbing feature of urban farming cities taking shape in in our time, and that is the fact that wide ancient cities. Historical CDs had a boundary around the city in the case of Venice Lagoon, case of other cities, the walls around the city now the boundaries around the boundaries of the city are being gradually substituted by boundaries within the city which has boundaries between the gentrified areas. For. The Hey and the have nots. You can see that in Paris very well. This can impact is. Also in Rome or in Milan dimension, Italian cities, the gated communities are increasingly frequent all around the world, but the gated communities are for those who are wealthy or relatively wealthy, while the other people are condemned to live in favelas. Zeal or in in be don't be like this aim French. I'm just thinking of Paris. I was just in Paris with a group. And I was explaining how they protect the center of Paris where everything is the months heart, scale you know six or eight story tall monster building, so you can see the domes, and you can see the spires, and you can see the Eiffel Tower and then right when you get to the periphery. Periphery this big boulevard that circles the city outside of that. It's just no-holds-barred, and it's like keeping the Cadillac Bay outside of that periphery. It's forced of skyscrapers within that you've got the elegance of the classic people friendly city that is in a sense, a gated community, because it's unaffordable for lot of people, and they end up outside a town in the rougher downtrodden neighborhoods. This is what's going on. Your description is absolutely perfect I think. But this involves a separation with inside, which is socially potentially very dangerous for the future. which is not precisely what I would call democracy.
No Eiffel, Mona Lisa or Versailles: Iconic sites stay closed
"Hold that smile Mona Lisa Lou for the I'm full time on the palace of the sun remain off limits for the immediate future because of the corona virus pandemic none of France's three most iconic tourist sites will reopen when the country leaves most of the remaining coronavirus looked on restrictions next week some of Europe's other major cultural sites we're also taking that time to re open the Eiffel Tower likely wouldn't be able to start up again before the second half of June as teams still need to fine tune with management how to protect employees and visitors on how to maintain social distancing well at the Louvre museum where you can see the Mona Lisa managers think it'll be the end of June or mid July I'm Charles the last month
What's Happening: Virus closes schools, but Louvre reopens
"California's ban to cruise ship from docking in San Francisco with a small cluster of cases on board United Airlines cutting back international and domestic flights in Italy the European epicenter of the virus schools are being closed nationwide officials in Washington state are considering similar measures Saudi Arabia has banned pilgrimages to Mecca Iran has canceled Friday prayers and Israeli Jews are asked not to kiss a mezuzah when they enter a door way but in China where the outbreak began in more than three thousand people died the cases are slowing some factories are actually re opening providing workers with masks and jugs of disinfectant I'm Jackie Quinn
"louvre " Discussed on AP News
"The corona virus first detected in China has infected more than 89000 people globally and cost over 3000 deaths virus cases in South Korea have surged on millions of children in Japan have stayed home from school as officials struggle to contain the epidemic in more than 60 countries including the U. S. we have 2 people have died China where the epidemic began in December as reported around 200 new cases with another 42 deaths the city of Wuhan accounted for most of the new cases but also so just like the 2500 patients cleared a virus fias and released from medical supervision I'm Charles the live as much the Louvre museum in Paris was closed again as management was meeting with staff worried about the spread of the virus most of the lose 9.6000000 visitors last year came from other countries and the museum that houses the Mona Lisa and other treasures welcomes tens of thousands of people every day the French government has banned any indoor gatherings larger than 5000 people to prevent the spread of the virus and leave workers worried about their own safety blocked the museum from opening Sunday leaving confused tourists standing for hours hoping to get in I'm Charles the live that's my
France's Louvre stays shut amid staff fears of virus spread
"The the Louvre corona museum virus in Paris first detected was closed in China again as has management infected more was than eighty meeting nine with staff thousand worried people globally about the spread and of cost the virus over three thousand most of the deaths lose nine point six million virus visitors cases last in South year Korea came from other have surged countries on and millions the museum of that children houses in Japan the Mona Lisa have stayed and home other treasures from school welcomes tens as officials of thousands struggle of to people contain every the epidemic day the in French more government than sixty has banned countries any indoor including gatherings the U. S. larger than five we have two thousand people people have died to prevent China the spread where of the virus the epidemic began and leave workers in December worried as about reported their own around safety two hundred blocked new the cases museum from with opening another Sunday forty two deaths leaving confused the city of tourists Wuhan standing accounted for hours for most hoping of to the get new in cases I'm Charles but also the so live that's my just like the two thousand five hundred patients cleared a virus fias and released from medical supervision I'm Charles the live as much
Virus fears close down France's famed Louvre Museum
"As the number of coronavirus infections reaches twelve hundred in Italy American Airlines announces it's canceled all flights to and from the line until late April virus fears also closing down the Louvin France workers who guard the famous museum are apparently fearful of being contaminated by the museum's flow of visitors from around the
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"The spreading corona virus epidemic has shot down France's Louvre museum employee and union representative Andre said Kristin says workers fear being contaminated by the museum's flow of international visitors some were refusing to work the shutdown call it a government decision to ban indoor public gatherings of more than 5000 people so Kristin says stuff as well also worried by visiting museum workers from northern Italy who would come to collect works by Leonardo da Vinci online for a major exhibition the code 19 outbreak which began in central China has infected more than 87000 people globally and caused nearly 3000 deaths I'm Sarah basis
Virus fears close down France's Louvre Museum
"The spreading corona virus epidemic has shot down France's Louvre museum employee and union representative Andre said Kristin says workers fear being contaminated by the museum's flow of international visitors some were refusing to work the shutdown call it a government decision to ban indoor public gatherings of more than five thousand people so Kristin says stuff as well also worried by visiting museum workers from northern Italy who would come to collect works by Leonardo da Vinci online for a major exhibition the code nineteen outbreak which began in central China has infected more than eighty seven thousand people globally and caused nearly three thousand deaths I'm Sarah basis
Kelly Hoppen: Interior Designer and True Entrepreneur
"My name is Kelly Open. I an author an interior designer a product designer and a mother and a grandmother. It was one of my dreams says a child to be an interior designer. I never pursued that. So I'm a big fan of yours. I have some of your books here. I'm a graphic designer. I make commercials for living now. I do content so I'm really fascinated by how you got into interior design and if there were earlier signs in sixteen years old if you can call back a memory or vignette something that was very impressionable in your life that sparked his interest in interior design one hundred percent. I mean I came from an incredibly Autistic background in other words. My mother was in the arts. My father was in fashion. My parents used to drag us around museums all over the world without dragged off feet. But I look back on it now and it was such an amazing thing but I was absolutely obsessed very very young age. My mother says in terms of homes and when I was growing up instead of wanting to go and play with friends school On weekends I lost my mother to go look at show. Houses and I was always intrigued to read magazines and look at before and after and at the age of thirteen miles my mother if I could Redo my bedroom which was all pink and flowery and I ended up. Design can still sit in my head now. I had brown felt wools trimmed and Chrome Trim White. Shag pile carpet. Krone sort of really kind of ECLECTIC. Chad louvred windows the age of thirteen. I kind of cut it. I'm not saying it was nice. He's done it. Sounds wonderful from US. Lowry kind of goals bedroom and my mom said every time she would go out for dinner she come back and I would move furniture. Your around and and I was Al- always organizing surfaces and my great aunt had a beautiful home in the street from where we lived and I used to go around pretty much every afternoon and just admire things I could. I could still literally paint every detail of the house so I had a photograph memory. I was very dyslexic very badly bullied at school. So I was in my own kind of world and I was also obsessed with pop up books all the perspective so I think in onset you a question from an early age. I knew exactly what the name was until I was a little older that I wanted to become a designer and I was never frightened of becoming not and was never frightened. Starting a business you know like I'm GonNa do is. I'm a lot older than a lot of young designers today. We didn't have social media. We didn't have instagram. Google's set everything was in your imagination travel theater music shopping cafes in a things that you experienced is how. I created my my design and my
Notre Dame rector: Fragile cathedral might not be saved
"Holiday masses were at a cathedral near the Louvre museum rector Monsignor Patrick shellow says Christmas is a time of low but you don't see anybody says the cathedral is not out of danger there is a fifty percent chance that it will be saved but there's also a fifty percent chance the scaffolding that was in place for the fire could fall for engineering John local psalm says he feels sorrow over the fire but the French were going to try to repeal the down as it was before because it's a symbol simply Monsignor Chavo says renovation work isn't likely to begin until twenty twenty one I met Donahue
"louvre " Discussed on The Art Newspaper Weekly
"What about the show itself well extraordinary featuring more than one hundred sixty paintings during sketchbooks manuscripts and sculptures by Leonardo he's four years and his followers it also includes new scientific analysis with infrared reflect Tucker Affi of every single one of Leonardo's autograph paintings I went to the press view at the Louvre earlier this week and as you can imagine it was the busiest prevent I've ever been to but we manage to steal away Vance on the Louvre one of the two curator of the exhibition with Louis Franck into a courtroom behind the exhibition to find out more about this momentous show vassal to begin with you very rarely get the chance to curate an exhibition of Leonardo Davinci's Word doc so can you tell me the strategy behind this one and what in a way what you want to say with this very important moment strategy the if it is a good word for that is more that exhibition in the conclusion of a non work another when she started when I ride in two thousand and six I started because we had to restore some paintings by that she santana bent the Benfield near Saint list and Working Leonardo Da Vinci with my colleague reform we discovered that we a lot of it has been written said and we wanted to for that great anniversary of Leon others this in France wanted to celebrate these with a new kind of a new vision that she because we wanted to reaffirm that the importance of painting of the art of painting folio another in she tell me about that is based on the idea that the idea that he's he's become such a polymath in people's minds that in a way he's his painting is more sideline that you think it should be exactly what usually we present Leonardo da Vinci as a painter but not only like a scientist an architect engineer and so it gives the impression that the painting was only one of no other interests and and maybe not the most important there was also something else often it is said that Leonardo for him it was more important to event a position more than paint it and what we discover thanks to recision did and also thanks to the scientists investigation which were done on all the paintings by that she eight that's fallen other than in the most important thing was painting the act of the painting and on the Saint John on the Saint John the Baptist on the Mona Lisa and many others Leonardo spent more time painting the word then thinking rating the composition and that was that was one of the aim of exhibition we wanted to to focus don t tell me about that these infrared images the marvelous they dotted throughout the show as you say the all the paintings and what one sees tremendous freedom of fluidity and his language can you tell me more about sure it was really very important for us to show these infrared photography because we are working is based on that new approach more objective approach and these scientific images gave us a lot of information Leonardo Da Vinci painted only a few paintings but he wanted to make only perfect paintings and he took a long time and to paint them and so it should work is an experience long experience and thanks to these scientific images we are able to understand in a good way how and why Leonardo decided to perfect to change not only the form of the composition with those meaning of the composition and sex was tiffany investigation for each position we are able to propose a new disease on on the competition also table to understand in a better way the personality of the artist so these them dorothy are shown in addition it's a way to for the public to see all the paintings of nother Vinci some travel for example the adoration of Maj we never asked for that painting was too fragile to be but seeing the infrared image helps people to understand the freer manner of painting flonaze Vinci at the end of the seventies beginning the Eighties Leonardo starts painting new way and when you the public is able to see that's he drawn directly we the what we call the cupboard she no black chalk n with a he's a pence this season brush directly on the on the wood panel and we see him changing defying Tom Parts all times a figure it seem it's incredible it's impressive and it's a way to show that the free manner to paint but it also something another interesting with that these images it's a link between drawing and painting so the other Russian of the magic which we present the infrared roofing feet and near that we see several of his preparatory drawings and we understand how he reused these wings in the painting you can't see that when you see the painting in direct light but thanks infrared horrific dorothy you can see the for Steps so the the end of drawing you can see many changes and you have also an understanding of his betrayal technic one of the things I really loved about shows way that you conjure the man and the journey of the man because sometimes exhibitions can feel like a lecture in three dimensions this doesn't feel like that you feel lightly in autos journey is happening in front of you and you begin with this really marvelous sculpture by the rookie Oh and around it these studies of drapery and you feel the life during class exactly there is the model at the center of the room which is that one fool one of the masterpieces of the renaissance culture equality of Saint Thomas over near the ads around it you see all the pupils the preparatory joins paintings we should say after another that these one fool study of drapery online which are the first excise of Leonardo to descend in which he tried to understand light and shadow so then you take us on that chronology and you through his life in in the different phases of his of his work and how place hugely affected the way he would work there's a shift when he arrives in Milan there's another and he comes back to Florence for instance you show the connection between place and the person well in fact we have been teacher for three years Ah Colorado on new another that she and I made these courses and we can say with these Asian that's the traditional vision of Leonardo in Florence Lauren Manana then comeback in Florence Rome Milan Rome in France but what we propose. These vision is likely different because in fact to my opinion but it's only my opinion is the study of another vincis drawings and paintings for example stories done in Florence in eighty eighty one eighty two and the first works done in Milan in the eighties are really seeming are the vision of the rocks is exactly exactly the kind of technique of the shot of so the real changes in Leonardo's life are slightly a friend who you know he's movement in Italy doesn't correspond to his real changes of his manner of his tile so we propose public slightly envision we the first change in no non life is influence the end of the seventies in seventy eight Leonardo has added to paint to donors and with a product we know several preparatory drawings which show a new way of drawing and in the simple the Russian of a new way of painting also in a free row freer and manner so to our opinion we this is the first search your was in the Veracruz Workshop single chapter we call it liberty and this is the beginning is in Florence at the end of the seventies the third chatter in Milan in half of fourteen eighty s Leonardo needs to be done in a more precise way nature and he starts that scientific investigation and all the field on all the nature geometry Maddie Maddie leaks optics anatomy everything because he wants to understand absolutely everything and so this is another to moment in your life and then to me opinion the last several Republicans exhibition we called it life because another weather I two only reproduce the external form of light but also at the international forum of Eliza what people had in mind but also all the the real life of of of nature and this takes take place in Milano so the about the middle of the nineties with the Last Supper which is really the last supper the real maturity of Leonardo Da Vinci and then after that Saint Saint John the Baptist Battle of Jerry is all the same period so you see it's not our the division we propose of development is not linked.
"louvre " Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600
"Your richness of variety and intellectual achievement at the very highest level. Also, one of the rare cities in the country that had its own and producing ballet company opera companies have all committed. Yes. Original works of art. So we are we are truly the cultural capital of the south, and we're soon to be the third largest metropolitan area or city in the country. Diverse now, and that diversity is reflected and the programming of all the cultural institution. So you spend which is not an expensive city to visit is a really great place to come down. Recharge your batteries the arch here music in in a new line. So we're we're very eager to see all of your listeners down in Houston. Well, I I can't wait Gary. I'll tell you. I wish that I could make the conversation with the director our guest, Gary tender, oh talks with the great scholar and former director of the Louvre and also a D gos- collar that's going to be in Houston on October thirteenth. From six to seven PM. Boy, I wish I could could make that Gary that'll be absolutely. And we'll be taping it, and it will eventually make its way to you. That is fantastic. Gary. I wanna thank you so much for joining me on speaking of art today, and I'd like to thank lane Lieberman, your publicist for the museum for arranging for this wonderful interview, sending me all the images. It's just a fantastic exhibition. Everyone you have to see a ga a new vision. Gary Tinder director of the museum of fine arts Houston. Thank you, Gary so much for joining me on speaking of our today. It's been a real pleasure. It's been a pleasure talking to you. And I do hope you will computer show because I think this show. I'm I'm going to do it. And I have family down there too. So I I've got.
"louvre " Discussed on Still Processing
"You before the press for not telling me existed any in the first place but i like them i like them there was a deliberation the performance of her identity through the marriage simoni that felt distinctly beyond say and that was djing yes his firing i guess it's just interesting though because i mean i'm not someone who thinks about marriage as as the ultimate end point for me it's not you know i'd love to be married but it's also not like you know why not an entire pair movie like wise and she married yet you know i'm not living that out either so it's it's interesting to pay attention so much to an institution that hasn't felt as relevant to me for most of my dull life and to be invested in other people's marriages in this way and and i guess it makes me think a little about where we're at culturally and why we're thinking so much about family units and i don't know what it means to partner up in what it means to prioritize in partnership i don't know maybe maybe there is something to be said for how a thermal family units can feel right now and what it means to really try to prioritize that above all else i hear that it's not just a marriage album everything is love it's also a family it's it's an album about extended family it's an album about in like something you mentioned which is chosen families and how important those things are and how it sounds to me like at least one of the people in this marriage has come around to appreciating the value of family in a way i mean he's married into a very close family and i think that just listening to him sort of relax around being comfortable around other people listening and there's something about the way the kids figure in this album my day they're all over it you can hear blue ivy at some point like give a shout out to her siblings shoutout to rubiun sir love blue literally can't wait for blue ivy's debut which is imminent imminent is it whip your hair or is it something else is it's like bloom shock apart for like she's still working on that track that's a mix tape in we were talking about donald trump and milania trump earlier and you know you never really see them as a family you never see the three of them together baron and melania trump you hear about the kids all the time but you never see them occupy space as a family unit you see with the kardashians you know the family that meghan markle is married into but the fact that you don't ever see the president with his own family in a weird way says to me that he doesn't care about anybody else's you know like is obviously true with these paul if he can't if he can't be seen with his son and wife and i i know that there's probably some reason for why you don't see more of them together but i'm sorry i know how white house optics work like if you wanna provide some sort of visual counter narrative to the accusations that you're heartless and your policies destroying people's lives i mean it might be worth doing more than having your wife's people put out a statement saying that she believes family's these policies are wrong i think you just get this sense of the things that are important to these people crossing the border with their families these people escaping what a horrendous circumstances the idea that hugh you don't live this life you know at least in the in the sort of political theater way that a person like people like jay z and beyond say would and are doing it just tells me that you.
"louvre " Discussed on Still Processing
"In a larger sense but it's also dropping at a time when as a culture were obsessing over what these high profile weddings and marriages mean you know we can't stop talking about the relationship between donald trump and melania trump in the health of that relationship it what it means for the health of the state of the union where also looking overseas and thinking about harry and meghan with that means for the diaspora in a larger sense and then of course we're still thinking about kim and konya and what's going on there so yes this is mostly conversation to start about beyond sanjay's z and his album that they've made about their marriage but also why were obsessing about marriage right now in american popular culture i generally do not like talking about celebrities as liberties or famous people as famous doing it but there is something i mean for one thing these two very famous people have given us something that is the capstone in their work about being famous right being famous married people and you know part of thing that i've been struggling with and trying to articulate to you about what fascinates me it makes me uncomfortable about being asked to be a part of this relationship even if it's just as a consumer and and a listener is that you know you with all these famous relationships you're kind of looking for the thing that seems normal about it and i don't mean normal like they seem like they're getting along okay i mean just like what is the thing that you were looking for that seems like the thing that you were looking for in the fringe you have an actually in relationships right interesting and you're looking for things that seemed true you you looking for things that seem like the both people are treated well by each other you are looking for happiness you're looking for a kind of honesty but you want these people to feel connected in some way and you want to you want to understand everybody's got that friend or those friends who are in or is in a relationship and you just don't know why there with that person so shady share we all we all have it come on we've all we all have had it if we don't currently have it and you're just kind of like an you and your other friends are kind of like i don't i mean i'm happy because they're happy but i don't get it right i feel like there's an aspect of that with two famous people who get together and you're just kind of like i liked this one i like famous person a i've never thought about famous person be in my life but i guess one person makes the other person happy or like one person's people thinks the other person will be good for this person you just your cynicism and naive and sense of romance all gets world together yeah yeah and this has been quite a six months to think about any number of relationships that you know punch those buttons i mean you've got i mean we're talking about jay z and and beyond say but early but we're also talking i mean we spent a few weeks ago we spend an episode talking about what's happening with kim and connie in particular and trying to understand what we know about stability in their marriage i mean we look at all of these partnerships in unions as helping us take temperature on a cultural climate for better for worse it's like our our fantasy romance leagues or something and it's like it's fun to sort of think about how these images are playing out and whether or not we want to model ourselves after them if they make us feel good it's the same reason you buy like us weekly it's just it's fun to play along kind of paper dolls exactly so one of the most contested relation ships are marriages that we have at the moment is is donald trump and milania trump's and you know this idea that she is this prisoner of love prisoner of politics yeah i mean she's a prisoner at all right yeah i mean unite discuss many times zero sympathy for this woman i mean i'm sorry for whatever ailment she had that she had to have surgery for but i mean i have no sort of moral sympathy for this woman right here choice of partner because also just throw that back there she's a birther just no birth every much but yeah.
"louvre " Discussed on Still Processing
"Particular which i would have killed for a live drone feet of connie's face when this came out because it just obliterated everything to do with ye and everything that's come out since then like gnaws album that connie produce also on title not thinking about it kid cutty drop also not thinking about it only thing about the song so they're two lines on the song that the internet thinks directly reference the kardashian clan and empire the first one is as follows y'all put n words on a shirt it hurts you've never met him people think that's a reference to kylian kendall's clothing line which printed t shirts with the images of big into pop without getting them approved or getting the licenses approved step one step two there's a line a few bars later where jay z says i'm not going to nobody's nothing when me and my wife are beefing which again internet thinks is direct reference to their absence from cognac kim's wedding which has said i'm sorry which kinda has said you know i get it you guys are going through something but that hurt we're family you know come to the wedding and cheese like no this is my wife and we're not going to the wedding i i don't know there's something about this entire album this entire project that kind of feels you know i think it would be interesting to know if they're trying to set themself themselves up in opposition to the way that family is trying to capitalize on its fame and celebrity and accrue wealth and the means with which they're doing it versus the means which balance jay z's they seem to be doing it yeah i mean there's that explicit reference on them on boss which calls out konya for leaving for not being like relieving titled ago quote work with some white people that might have been about drink to cook could have been about drake in addition to everything else they're doing they are definitely defining for themselves a political blackness and what that blackness is doing you think fontes the i mean but you know you and i have talked about syria and i think that is the single most important thing to happen to their social awareness was harry belafonte basically saying look you two and words you talk this game but we're i don't see anything you know in my day i basically gave them my whole career for civil rights which he honestly did i mean he could have been city party he wasn't as talented as sydney but he was definitely he had the roles a few of them because you know the sixties fifties but he basically didn't act very much at all during the civil rights movement because he was committed to the movement and he wasn't asking them to stop recording music but he was asking them to think about what else they wanted to do with their music and i think that now these two people beyond saying jesus are handing off this challenge from harry belafonte to other people in their way and there is this kind of exasperation i think to ward the the west kardashians in terms of who is doing what with her and what for the people yeah exactly i listen to this whole album and obviously it's hip hop it's pop it's r and b but it's also the.
"louvre " Discussed on Still Processing
"Someone who is concerned about how we do appreciate black are black artists was she involved there's a moment with which there to figures connected by heroin and that looks like john edmonds photograph so or carry my williams like i need to know how much signature is being employed here in order to figure out how i feel about it i'm of two minds about this question of reference illusion appropriation ownership at cetera break because i mean on the one hand i think what's good for the goose is good for the gander when it comes to question the source of some of these images and sounds but i also just sort of feel like it is part of the process of taking in art to want to then go out and replicated in some ways oh my god yeah absolutely but that video is an invitation so thinking about art and so what does it mean if you're went to show the venus de milo which you can look up and there've been a ton of pieces about all the are in the lube they walk past but you're not referencing black artists and there's no way for people who don't live in a coastal city like we do and have access to their work to not know who those people are it's a disservice to me if you're not gonna reference care if you're going to draw inspiration from carry me williams and not reference it yeah you know it's funny because i hear you and you're one hundred percent morally correct i think artistically though the thing that i like is that you're getting this deanna lawson a reference in the loop you know and this is another one of those things we're like oh god you know the curse of knowing too much the curse of knowing too little you know can't we just let the thing be the well yes sure but i would love to hear her speak you know one of my greatest pleasures in life is to go in read this this great interview between madonna invinci letty from like the late nineties like ninety eight ninety nine and i think it was an aperture where she is talking about all of the influences she's under and it's just madonna talking about all of the stuff that she has been inspired by and possibly his stolen over the years i mean i'm not this is this is the conversation they have so much of the question especially with the women when it comes to the art they make is who's in charge who's doing what all of the distrust that people have in this case toward beyond say in what she intends to do is i don't have any that just of course continue i mean it's state record who am i talking to go on but i do find these questions of inspiration and appropriation to be very important especially given their project but i also just think it's kinda beautiful to be reminded of dna even to be reminded of bana lawson under these circumstances whether they'll saving listen i mean i think it's pretty explicit it's very explicit or not yeah something that can really drew my book partner and good friend and has done so much work in highlighting black art on the web and especially now through her work where she works at the metropolitan museum bar she pointed out something to me that there's a very deliberate route that they take through the leuven it's through the most trafficked works and and she was thinking a lot about accessibility in jewish just like there's a circular ambulatory miss the way you design a footpath through museum that is really moving because jay z and beyonce air kind of giving you this introduction to this work that most people don't think of as relevant anymore to like there's something so interesting about the way they are giving you this walk through at the same time it just feels significant for them to offer an invitation to a space that can often be super unfamiliar and unforgiving to non white people i mean this video is doing two things right it is both including and confronting it is it is both the thing that jay z and beyonce here are doing with the mona lisa they are turning their backs to it on the one hand and on the.
"louvre " Discussed on Still Processing
"It like if their approach wasn't to make an album caught everything is love but if they were to make a reality tv show called working it out with the carters or celebrity marriage counseling i mean i just i don't know i think a lot about the ways in which celebrities choose to market themselves and use the fodder of their life as lifeblood which is which is something they all do right like they all do it and we do it to them to so so the fact that they have a little bit more agency over how it goes down and sort of what it looks like in and how much they get to control the message to me feels savvy doesn't fatigue me i'm i i find it's actually be masterful especially compared to some of the other couples we're gonna discuss later right i find it to be really impressive how much they they're offering how much their self offering their narrative but i just wonder i mean would how would you feel if this was whitney body partout that's an interesting question no because i think that part of the reason they feel comfortable doing this is because whitney and bobby and i can tina they have they have these paradigms 's for relationships to have their relationship work against during i mean they don't wanna be those other couples they've seen the downsides of those different relationships right and they you know in the case of i continue it is i would say in the case of jay z somewhat distasteful he referenced in a song but that's the thing that's so interesting to me because okay one of the means on twitter over the weekend it was like who's going to be the first person edit jay z out of this entire album because it's barely anyway and i was actually thinking a lot about the role that he plays in how understated it is and also how much of an evolution there's ben from drunk in love to four forty four now to everything is love and how he talks about himself and how he talks about his relationship he wants us to know that he can cook greens in the ad is better than our aunties alba leaving but you know there's a softness to him at different type of masculinity that he's participating in and the video he doesn't really rap that much he doesn't really mouth his lines he lets beyonce say take this interstate and there's something about that i mean now there's a question of how much of a choice he had an all this but i also think there is a little bit of i think he's he's offering up another type of masculinity and manhood that i find really moving and encouraging oh yeah i mean i think that that was true on four forty four i think it was true like on from bidet day i think upgrade you is secretly i mean it's obvious i mean to me with the song is about it's like we're in this relationship lemme lemme introduce you to some new thing yeah and even before that change clothes i mean the famous though you'll edward edward jackson just i mean this is a person who has evolved from the street life being a drug dealer and all of the trappings excuse the pun it wasn't meant to be one and who has now accumulated a kind of success that he couldn't imagine and he's fighting these i don't know if they're dueling nature's but there's certainly aren't obviously compatible he is he's evolving we made both.
"louvre " Discussed on Still Processing
"To each other what one was j in one was and together they made music and children and more music and then more children and their latest album was one we had to pay attention to in the context of other people's marriages kim and con donald malania harry everybody's getting married and now we've got an our hands with the arrival of the new album by beyond saying jay z everything is love is it love can we just say for the record though we call this and we did our four forty four episode we were like prediction like anyone who wants to go back to episode for the receipts we said prediction to announce a tour there's going to be duet album and here we are yeah i think they kind of alluded to this too i mean this was what we call it this has been a rumored thing and it also seems somewhat inevitable once it seemed like four forty four was with made in response in its way to lemonade so there had to be some sort of payoff in closing of the dialectic right so now it was theoretically complete triptych is complete and so what do we have i was having lunch with a friend over the weekend the day after the album came out was sort of expressing a little bit of fatigue and disdain i want to hang out with that person go on watch yourself don't hurt yourself wesley but they were expressing some fatigue at the way that this marriage has been offered up as fodder for consumption in the way their marriage has become a capitalistic product which i say all marriages really have some sort of economic system in place whether or not you'd want to address it or or think about in that way they're just happens to be a much larger economic scale at stake or or on display with beyond say that's jay z carter you know there's something so interesting to me about this trilogy and the broader beyond say and jay z project and what i said too in the voice note was there so invested in their marriage and themselves as a unit and i don't get it which makes me think i missing something so we take a closer look and try to think about what they're relying to us what we can tell because they don't really talk this is their version of of a press release and so what are we supposed to take away from you know there's that lear we fixed our marriage we got three albums out of it like what are we supposed to take from that and how do we think about what display they're offering up to us because it's so grandiose i share your friends fatigue in that you are being invited to partake in a relationship that is simultaneously very much mysterious because everybody's relationship is mysterious and exists between two people but at the same time there's something dissatisfying in the way they are publicly married rating they won't tell you anything they won't use you know conversational language to speak to us about what their art is about in relation to each other and as you and i have discussed i don't need that i think the aren't sorry export self course and yet i do think that that relationship is at all your dinner parties it's all your barbecues it's the thing that you and your friends talk about you're talking about somebody else's love you're gossiping about the sort of alleged things that have happened between these two people but even if they weren't making work out of their relationship we would still be speculating and talking about it right i think there's something about involving the work in that speculation that kind of wears me out you know i have come to really appreciate this album everything is love i think there are things on it that are really strong and if you think about the precedent for who these two individual people are the idea that they're married to each other it's still kind of blows my mind a little yeah yeah and yet i can see way past that and just see two people in our relationship who are proud that they're still together would you feel better about.
"louvre " Discussed on Still Processing
"By eating foods like avocado salmon if you eat fish geeze something really simple coconut coconut oil cookout water walnut sunflower seeds i mean just take care of yourselves because you can't do the work that we all need to do if you're not well amen what else you got its pride it sure is a proud we haven't really talked about on the show yet but we've been celebrating in our own ways going poppy juice juices began we'll be working for on the floor and just generally enjoying the season right but the other day i opened my uber app and i noticed that the slug trail that tells you what your car is has been replaced near reared rainbow yeah yeah they did that last year too i noticed there's something about it this year that feels especially agree just and annoying and like look our portions of my ride going to a trans legal defense fund is this going to equality fights north carolina what does this mean what are you doing then i was going to google it and see okay what's uber doing but no you should put it in the app for me if you're going to rep like you support pride you need to let me know what pride means to you and also it should be a year round thing not a thirty days subscription okay i just feel like i'm saturated with rainbows or coming out of my tits like they're everywhere in the city i just don't like this corporate slapping a label a rainbow colored label on something we've talked about this i'm rapping it's an hour rages wages relevant it sometimes moves me then sometimes exasperates me like you're at pride and ucla these corporations come down parade day and i want to take a megaphone and pull a janet what have you you know you need to know let us know what else all right well bright spot for my weekend i'm invested in the world cup i grew up playing soccer by parents coach my soccer waiting ause excuse me it's true played all the positions striker for defense golden was a baddie has a baby you know this i'll text you pictures of meantime rain form holy mother oh there are photos through the nineties joe and kids decked out and soccer gear yes so i have a personal relationship to the sport but i also just love all the eye candy of the world cup like it is so fun but i had such a really joyful moment watching mexico kick germany's but after the first goal scored the camera cuts to split screen of fans in germany and fans in mexico obviously people mexico were going crazy and on the german side of the screen there was just like a sea of salt lake can people but in the middle just a crew brown faces just going off they were in germany cheering for mexico as amongst the germans in a public space absolutely they some brave that is brave that's why was exciting wow i didn't even notice that and it was a reminder that the world cup is also about the politics of migration the politics of different diasporas politics of culture wars and just what new modern culture looks like and feels like and i think for me it was a really profound moment of just how meaningful these winds can be for people who feel displaced and not at home in other countries forever reasons so it just made me happy and also the fans in mexico city said off earthquake sensors did you hear about it happens like when peru qualified for the world cup another seismic reading it was real it's really it's off but i saw the rest of the game germany just didn't bring it no mexico was on fire i make they were complacent they just assume they were going to beat mexico anyway what else you got well you know look i think it's time i think we need to drop the pretenses to just get on board with bay and j it's not.
"louvre " Discussed on Rick Steves Paris Audio Tours
"Mona lisa by leonardo da vinci painted from fifteen. Three until fifty. No six. leonardo was already old man. When francis the first king of france invited him to join his court and live france determined to pack light. Leonardo took only a few paintings with him. One was a portrait of lisa. Del gio condo the wife of a wealthy florentine merchant. Leonardo arrived francis immediately fell in love with the painting making it the centerpiece of the small collection of italian masterpieces. That would in three centuries become the louvre museum. He called it ludger kanda. We know it as a contraction of the italian for my lady. Lisa mona lisa. Mona may disappoint you. She's smaller than you'd expect. Darker engulfed in huge room and hidden behind a glaring pane of glass. So you ask. Why all the hubbub. Let's take a closer look like any lever. You've got to take her for what she is not for what you'd like her to be. The famous smile attracts you first. Leonardo used a hazy technique called sfu motto blurring the edges of mona's mysterious smile. Try as you might. You can never quite see the corners of her mouth. is she. happy sad tender. Or is it a cynical supermodel smirk. Every viewer reads it differently. Projecting his or her own mood onto mona's enigmatic face. Mona is a roszak inc. Blood so how are you feeling. Now look past the smile and the is that really do follow you. Actually most is in portrait's do the same thing to some of the subtle renaissance elements that. Make this work so great. The body is surprisingly massive statue. Like it's perfectly balanced pyramid turned at an angle. So we can see an appreciate. Its mass her arms resting lightly on the chair's armrest almost on the level of the frame itself it's like she's sitting in a window looking out at us. The folds of her sleeves and her gently folded. Hands are remarkably realistic and relaxed. The typical leonardo landscape shows distance by getting hazier end hazier. The overall mood is one of balance and serenity also an element of mystery per smile and long distance. Beauty are subtle and elusive tempting. But always just out of reach like strands of street singers melody drifting through the metro tunnel. Mona doesn't knock your socks off but she winks at the patient fewer before leaving. Mona stand back and just observed the paparazzi seen. Listen to the words. It's smaller than i thought. In a dozen languages then turn around and face the huge canvas opposite mona. The marriage at cana by paolo varanasi from fifteen sixty stand about ten steps away from this enormous canvas where just fills your field of vision and suddenly. You're in a party. Help yourself to a glass of wine. This is renaissance love of beautiful things. Gun hog wild. Finishing artists like varanasi painted the good life. Rich happy go lucky. Venetian merchants after all. They were the patrons. In a spacious setting of renaissance architecture colorful lords ladies decked out in their fanciest duds feast on a great spread of food and drink while musicians fuel the fires of good fund servants prepare and serve the food gestures play and animals roam in the upper left a dog and his master. Look on in the right. Hand foreground a sturdy linebacker in yellow pours wine out of a jug. The man in white sample some wine and thanks Not bad well nearby. Ferocious cat battles a lion. The wedding couple at the far left. They're almost forgotten. believe it or not. This is a religious work showing the wedding celebration where jesus turns water into wine. And there's jesus smack dab in the middle of one hundred and thirty frolicking figures wondering if maybe wine coolers might not have been a better choice with true renaissance. Optimism finishes pictured christ as someone who really enjoyed a good party. Someone who loved the created world as much as they did now. Let's hear it for the band on bass that bad cat with the funny hat. We've got the famous artists teach in the venetian and joining him. On viola crazy veteran easy himself. Our tour is moving on exit. The mona lisa room at the far end. That is make your way behind mona. At this point in our tour we say areva deir ci to talion paintings and bonjour to the art of france. We're about to see some of the biggest most colorful and most exciting canvasses in the loop. As you leave the mona lisa room. You'll spill into the large saul denon pause here and look to the left. That way is the dramatic romantic room which will see in a minute but for now. Turn right and make your way into the grand neoclassical room. It's officially called the salt doru. The room is filled with french. Works painted between seventeen eighty and eighteen fifty. Find the largest canvas in the liuw and kneel.
"louvre " Discussed on Rick Steves Paris Audio Tours
"The madonna of the angels by the artist. Chimney boue from twelve eighty. Welcome to the medieval world during this age of faith most every church in europe. Head a painting like this one. Mary sits on a throne holding baby. Jesus on her lap angels line either side of the throne. Mary was a cult figure adored and prayed to by the faithful for bringing baby jesus into the world after the collapse of the roman empire. Around five hundred. Eighty medieval europe was poor and the more violent place with the christian church offering the only constant and a much needed refuge in those troubled times days into. Mary's is her face is generic with none of the individual details that might bring her personality to life. Altarpieces like this followed the same formula sambre iconic faces stiff poses elegant folds in the robes and generic angels violating three d space. The angels at the back of mary's throne are the same size as those holding the front. These holy figures are laid flat on a gold background like cardboard cutouts existing in golden never never land as though the faithful couldn't imagine them as flesh and blood humans inhabiting our dark and sinful earth turned to the opposite wall. There's a painting of a monk. Having a heavenly vision saint francis of assisi receiving the steak mata by chateau from around the year. Twelve ninety francis of assisi a wandering thirteenth century italian monk kneels on a rocky italian hillside pondering. The pain of christ's torture and execution. Suddenly he looks up startled to see christ himself with six wings. Hovering above recognizing the towering faith of francis christ shoots from his wounds to burn marks on the hands feet and side of the empathetic monk. These marks are called the stigma. Francis went on to breathe the spirit of the renaissance into medieval europe. His humble love of man and nature inspired artists like chateaux to portray real beings with real emotions living in a physical world of beauty like a good filmmaker. Jaakko doesn't just tell us what happened. He shows us in present tense. Freezing the scene at the most dramatic moment. The perspective is crude francis. His hut is smaller than he is in. Christ is somehow shooting at francis while still facing us still chateau creates illusion of three d with the foreground francis. Middle ground his hut and a background. The hillside painting a three d world on tutti surface is tough and after a millennium of dark ages artists were rusty in the pre della the panel paintings below the altarpiece. Birds gather at francis his feet to hear him. Talk about god. Chateaux catches the late-arrivals in mid-flight an astonishing technical feat for an artist more than a century before the renaissance the simple gesture francis companions speaks volumes about his amazement breaking the stiff iconic mold for saints francis benz forward at the waist to talk to his fellow creatures. The diversity of the birds red and yellow black and white symbolizes how all humankind is equally precious in gods sight. Meanwhile the tree bends down symmetrically to catch a few words from the beloved hippie of assisi continue on through room three at the far end. The room empties into a long haul. The very long haul this is the grand gallery it's lined with great paintings. Let rick and i guide you down the hall and stop.
"louvre " Discussed on Rick Steves Paris Audio Tours
"Take a second to get oriented from the pyramid. The louvre fans out into three wings of this immense former palace. There's the richelieu win. On the north side the sully wing to the east and the denin wing to the south. We'll be touring the star studded. Denin wing. let's get going. Start heading for the non wing. Take the escalator up one floor. We're making our way to the pre classical greek room. It's a bit off the normal route that the tourist crowds follow so listen carefully to lisa's instructions after riding. That short escalator up to the mezzanine. Keep going straight. You'll see the ticket takers ahead. After showing your ticket you'll take the first left you can just to repeat. Show your ticket and keep going straight. Oh about another thirty yards or so past the ticket takers. At that point most tourists will continue going straight up to the next floor. But we'll turn left. After turning left you'll see a set of stairs climbed those stairs falling the signs to the greek antiquities antigua. Take grech at the top of the stairs. You enter a brick ceiling room filled with glass cases and statues. This is room one or in french saul one. It's labeled gris pre classic. The pre classical greece. We're entering prehistory. You're not insult one yet. Pause the audio tour and join us again on the next track.
"louvre " Discussed on PRI's The World
"Comes from south of the border where we will be building a wall which will greatly help in this problem but the truth is that the opioid epidemic started here in the us back in 1995 a family owned company called purdue pharma in stamford connecticut started selling a painkiller called oxycontin people started to get hooked on it the family that owns the company is called the sackler his patrick raddan keefe writes about them in a recent article for the new yorker it's called the family that built an empire of pain this is one of the richest families in the country according to forbes they're worth us some thirteen or fourteen billion dollars and they're pretty well known for philanthropy for giving money to museums and universities to hospitals and often putting their name on the things that they give money to so there's a sackler wing at the metropolitan museum there's a sackler wing at the louvre and the one thing that you don't tend to see their name on is the family business which is pretty pharma which has generated really the vast bulk of the wealth of this family over the last few decades what is the evidence that purdue pharma and certain members of sackler family new of the addictive qualities of oxycontin from the start well when oxycontin was initially marketed this interesting thing happen which was the doctors up to that point had been quite reluctant to prescribe strong opioids to patients other than people who were suffering from cancer pain or end of life palliative care situations because they worried that these drugs are addictive so what produced set out to do was launched a campaign to change the minds of american doctors about how dangerous these drugs were and they were tremendously successful in essentially saying hey listen you don't need to worry in fact rates of addiction or ververy low of the truth is they didn't know that they had an actually done any studies on how a directive oxycontin was.