In 1940, knowing that France was falling into the hands of the Germans, the workers of the Louvre took action. All 400,000 works were evacuated and sent to the south of France. In secret they transported the priceless paintings and statues, and held by wealthy families in Vichy,where they would remain for five years, only returning at the end of the war.The quick action of the workers without a doubt saved the masterpieces from becoming part of the over 5 million works that were looted by the Nazis during the war.
do u ever look at someone’s characterization of one of ur faves and just sit there offended on behalf of the character
New piece I just finished. Music of the Night scene, inspired by Alex Ross’s ‘Tango With Evil’, with influences from the Gaston Leroux novel and a couple of my own little ideas. :)
Christian Lacroix/Neiman Marcus, Harper’s Bazaar, September 1995. Photograph by Geof Kern.
Nuestra Madre de la Merced
The statue of Our Lady of Mercy in Seville, Spain.
Arabian Appaloosa mix