The fourth Louvre Abu Dhabi: Talking Art Series officially began on Wednesday with a discussion on Leonardo Da Vinci’s La Belle Ferronnière, one of the masterpieces of the Musée du Louvre that will be on loan from France when Louvre Abu Dhabi opens. Drawing attention to the first artwork by Da Vinci to be exhibited in the GCC, Vincent Pomarède, Director of Mediation and Cultural Programming, Musée du Louvre, Paris, brought to life the story and history of ‘La Belle Ferronnière’ in a lecture entitled: Leonardo Da Vinci in Abu Dhabi.
Presented by the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) in collaboration with the Agence France-Muséums and École du Louvre, the Louvre Abu Dhabi: Talking Art Series will hold 4 more panel discussions from 5 November 2014 to 27 May 2015. Exploring significant themes throughout the history of art through artworks that form part of Louvre Abu Dhabi’s growing permanent collection as well as key works on loan from partner institutions, this dynamic programme aims to bring together eminent specialists, curators, academics, architects, philosophers, writers and artists, whilst sharing their thoughts and ideas with the UAE public.
As with previous Talking Art Series, the discussions will be tailored towards the UAE university students and hence it took place at the Zayed University on Tuesday which discussed La Belle Ferronniere by Leonardo Da Vinci.
Presented at Manarat Al Saadiyat located in the Saadiyat Cultural District in Abu Dhabi, the next talk entitled Museums as Sites for New Experiences will take place on the 5 November. There are limited seats available throughout the Louvre Abu Dhabi: Talking Art Series IV. Please book in advance at www.saadiyatculturaldistrict.ae or call +971 (0) 2 657 5800.