Part 1: The Louvre visits Tehran by da-AL

Art bridges cultures…

Wedding of Thetis and Peleus
Wedding of Greek deities: Thetis and Peleus (Italy 50BC – 50AD)

Art museums often lend each other masterpieces. This year, however, marked a first — a large-scale show by a major Western museum in Iran! The world’s largest museum, the Louvre, proudly calls it, “…an outstanding cultural and diplomatic event for both countries.”

The Louvre contributed fifty masterpieces for “The Louvre at Tehran” to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Iran’s National Museum. Meantime, back in France, The Louvre exhibited, “The Rose Garden: Masterpieces of Persian Art from the 19th Century, on Qajar dynasty Iran.”

Lucky for us, my husband happened to be in Tehran to snap these photos for us. The art spanned centuries. Hover over the pictures for descriptions and click on them to see full-sized.

What does art mean to you?

See Part 2: Tehran Visits The Louvre by da-AL to see the contemporary art photos of Abbas Kiarostami, a noted Iranian film producer/director, screenwriter, poet, and photographer.

29 thoughts on “Part 1: The Louvre visits Tehran by da-AL

    • me too – but Iran as halfway decent relationship with France — all their best scholars used to go to French universities. farsi even now includes some french as a result, ie ‘merci’. of course, they call their beautiful french desserts persian lol

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    • dunno – I got an email saying you’d reblogged it, but then the link didn’t work — have you contacted wordpress? they’ve often helped me & they’re often reachable via online chat


  1. Reblogged this on Dr. Mario O. Laplume and commented:
    Dear readers and fellow bloggers;

    Da-al is a versatile and affectionate blogger that I have met through our web pages, instantly becoming good friends. She had the kindness to re-blog two of my articles and I feel compelled to return her polite gesture today as I read her extraordinary article about this Louvre exhibition in Tehran, Her husband took these outstanding pictures, which tell us various stories about Mankind. Please enjoy them.

    What do you think? Please tell us.
    Don’t leave me alone.

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  2. Good morning and thanks for this great article with these amazing pictures. I didn’t how your hubby was such an accomplished photographer, dear. There is a longstanding relationship between the Iranians and French culture ( mark that I did not say “the French”, usually so disgusting) I met several Iranians while I was studying in Paris. This is such an extraordinary production that I will take the liberty to re-blog it for the cultural benefit of my readers, with your permission of course.I took three words of one of your comments in my page (you said: so much wisdom) to create a sub-section in my new book called “a nugget of wisdom” to summarize some practical lessons to overcome that resilient,nefarious “emotional frustration” in women.
    Un grosso baccione. Arrivederci.

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