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Some people taking pictures at the Musée du Louvre, Paris, France.
Oct. 28, 2009 - Indy Randhawa
Before you see the George Clooney-directed movie Monuments Men, about the special division of the Allied Armies charged with saving art and monuments from destruction in WWII, read the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s rich blog post about the Monument Man who became the director of the Met (1955-66), James J. Rorimer (pictured above left)!
Click below to read the Met’s blog post:
The book, The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel, is a must read. No doubt there will be things the movie can’t capture. From start to finish, it’s compelling and thoroughly engaging.
photos by mohammad reza domiri ganji in iran of: (1) the dome of the seyyed mosque in isfahan; (2,8) the nasīr al mulk mosque, or pink mosque, in shiraz; (3,4) the vakil mosque in shiraz; (5) the ceiling of the fifth floor of ali qapu in isfahan; (6,10) the vakil bathhouse in shiraz; (7) the imam mosque in isfahan; (9) the jame mosque of yazd
PMA Connections: Art Handling Heist
Art handling took on a new meaning when “Nude Reclining by the Sea” by Gustave Courbet was confiscated by the Nazis from a French private collection in 1941 and found its way into Herman Göring’s personal collection of looted works of art. The painting was recovered by the Allied task force the Monuments Men and returned to the hands of its rightful owner. Discover more about WWII era provenance.
Don’t miss Monuments Men in theaters, or this reclaimed
treasure on view in our galleries!
“Nude Reclining by the Sea,” 1868, by Gustave Courbet
(Philadelphia Museum of Art: The Louis E. Stern Collection, 1963-181-20)