Daily Archives: January 11, 2008


Napoleon’s ‘Eye’-Baron Dominique-Vivant Denon

Every day hundreds of tourists rush toward the Denon wing of the Louvre, rarely bothering to wonder about the man for whom this museum wing was named. Baron Dominique-Vivant Denon studied to be a lawyer but he ended up becoming the confidant of kings, mistresses of kings, and emperors, starting […]