Jacquemart André Museum – The winter garden an architectural masterpiece

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Jacquemart André Museum – The winter Garden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jacquemart André Museum – The winter Garden

Behind the Music Room is the Winter Garden, characteristic of the art of entertaining which developed under the reign of Napoleon III. Imported from Great Britain, this innovation was very successful. It consisted of arranging pot plants, usually exotic ones, under the cover of a glass roof. This green space gave guests somewhere to rest for a moment in a more refreshing environment than the oppressive neighbouring rooms. The vestibule paved in marble with walls adorned with mirrors, leads to an astonishing double helix staircase. It is decorated with sculptures, turning it into a gallery of antiques. But the plants ranged around it remind us that this room was initially a winter garden, suffused by the light falling through the glass roof.

 

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Jacquemart André Museum – The winter Garden

 

When the mansion was opened, this was the room that impressed contemporary visitors the most. In 1876 the magazine L’Illustration reported: “The marvel of this marvellous palace was indisputably the winter garden […] Our great ladies of fashion found refuge there to avoid the crowds. Only a king or a banker would surely dare to surround himself with such sumptuousness”.

This outstanding Achievement is a non-functional construction. A theatrical decor and illusionist amazes by the play of shapes, materials and light. The initiative came from the architect Henri Parent who had at heart to beat Charles Garnier, his competitor in the new Opera House. With the monumental staircase, he realizes there the “highlight” of the house that amazes guests of Edouard André.

 

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Columbus Museum of Art presents #MobilePhotoNow, the largest exhibition of mobile pictures

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Columbus Museum of Art presents #MobilePhotoNow, the largest exhibition of mobile pictures.

Since the 6th of February, the Columbus Museum of Art offers a new and original exhibition: 300 amateur photographs hanging their photos in the museum rooms as part of the #MobilePhotoNow World contest.

It is neither more nor less than the largest exhibition of mobile photography ever organized by a museum.

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Exhibition – The Imaginary Museum of Tintin

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To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Musée en Herbe, Tintin put his suitcase in Paris! The Hergé Museum in Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium is the guest of the Musée en Herbe. Visitors will discover an evocation of the spectacular architecture of the Hergé Museum. Drawings and original drawings will trace the surprising diversity of the work of the designer. Tintin and Snowy, but all the characters in the series will be present.

At the heart of the exhibition, enlarged thumbnail Tintin albums will be compared with works of art and original ethnological objects lent by the Quai Branly Museum, the Louvre Museum and the renowned galleries. Africa, America, Egypt, China, Tibet, will be represented by the iconic objects of civilizations encountered by Tintin during his many travels.

A great exhibition for the family.

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Virtual museum proposes to discover lost art with Oculus Rift glasses

Ziv Schneider, an Israeli artist, has created a virtual museum where the tour is done using a 3D virtual reality headset Oculus Rift, giving the impression to browse the galleries of a real museum.

Visitors can “discover the most sought Art collection of the world”, including works and sculptures stolen and listed in the files of the FBI and Interpol. Over the galleries, visitors can admire works by Rembrandt, Van Gogh and Degas.

As in a real museum, the paintings are hung on a white wall and a commentary enriches the audio guide tour.

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Three exhibitions are in the museum: “Famous paintings stolen”, “The looting of Afghanistan” and “The looting of Iraq.”

After the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, almost 14 000 objects have indeed been looted from the Iraq Museum, one of the largest art theft in history.

You can check the video on clicking this link.

 

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Cleveland Museum iOS app is now using iBeacon (indoor Geolocation) to enhance visitor experience

The whole museum, galleries and its services are now fully geotagged through a network of beacons iBeacon BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) discreetly installed and configured through the galleries of the museum. Visitors can approach the works and obtain a content mediation fingertips.

ArtLens - Apple iBeacon Technology
ArtLens – Apple iBeacon Technology

“The Cleveland Museum of Art is a world leader in the development of advanced technologies and the deployment of mediation tools in situ. The new integrated technology into our popular ArtLens application will provide greater accuracy in order to customize the visitor experience at a level that visitors to museums all over the world will now wait. ” –  William M. Griswold, director of the museum.

The mobile application ArtLens is provided free since early 2013, It is a unique personal guide with rich content: video, audio, text and photos. ArtLens also offers an innovative image recognition software to identify the works in the collection.

ArtLens iOS App - Cleveland Museum
ArtLens iOS App – Cleveland Museum

The application is now able to locate each visitor to a specific location in a gallery and to transmit relevant information on the works close to their mobile device.

 

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Tate Gallery plays with Minecraft

The Pool of London, a 1906 painting by André Derain
The Pool of London, a 1906 painting by André Derain

Enter a painting of André Derain, walking among his tawny color and his views of London, as in a dream, that’s what promise Tate Gallery and the video game Minecraft.

Tate has indeed capture this phenomenon that captivates hundreds of millions of players. Its principle allows, like a Lego set, create the most insane worlds with cubic modules as large pixels to assemble.

Utilizing the talents of creative designers, Tate launched its program Tate Worlds: Art Reimagined for Minecraft, reforming in the game, the paintings of his collection. The minecraft gamers can now play with the paint as the backdrop of the game, the painting being the world within which the player moves. Click on this this link to see the video.

It is now possible to explore several paintings by downloading the specifically created by the museum module.

Christopher Nevinson’s painting The Soul of the Soulless
Christopher Nevinson’s painting The Soul of the Soulless

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