NOTRE Dame was home to countless masterpieces and priceless relics collected over nine centuries that helped cement the landmark as a true symbol of France. Rescuers were able to save some of the cathedral’s most revered treasures from the blaze, including Jesus Christ’s Crown of Thorns, but others are still unaccounted for. Perhaps most at risk is the collection of paintings that were inside the iconic cathedral when the inferno broke out in the roof at 6.50pm local time on Monday. Experts have warned that many of the paintings may not have survived the fire because of the smoke and water damage. Camille Serchuk, a professor of art history at Southern Connecticut State University, said: “The combination of heat, smoke and fire, it’s very unlikely that any paintings inside survived but we will have a better sense in the coming days.” Culture Minister Franck Riester said the cathedral's greatest paintings will be removed starting on Friday. He said: "We … [Read more...] about Some of Notre Dame’s priceless relics are saved but fate of countless treasures still unknown
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News / UK and world by Press Association April 16, 2019, 3:26 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter The Notre Dame housed priceless artefacts and objects of huge cultural and historical significance before the devastating fire. Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo confirmed several of the most sacred had been saved, while culture minister Franck Riester said a others were being held under lock and key at the city hall. Here are some of the famous objects and artworks associated with Notre Dame: – Crown of Thorns Purported to be a relic of the wreath of thorns placed on the head of Jesus Christ at his crucifixion, the hallowed object was stored in the cathedral’s treasury. French King Louis IX brought the relic, which is contained in an elaborate gold case, to Paris in 1238. Ms Hidalgo said the Crown of Thorns had been taken into safekeeping. – Tunic of Saint Louis The simple garment, said to have been worn by Louis IX as he brought the … [Read more...] about Hopes for some of Notre Dame’s priceless artefacts
A massive fire erupted Monday at the legendary Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, causing the building's spire and roof to collapse. The magnitude of destruction at the iconic site dominated domestic and international news, with many of the country's newspapers using social media to preview front pages that feature images of the fire. Many newspapers evoked strong emotion with their front pages, such as the headline of the Roman Catholic newspaper, "La Croix," proclaiming, "Le coeur in cendres," which translates to "heart in ashes" in English.Daily newspaper "20 Minutes" featured another heart-wrenching image of the cathedral ablaze with text, which translates to English as "Notre Dame Devastated." Another daily paper, "Le Parisien," will print the headline, "Our Lady of Tears" in French on their front page Tuesday.Daily paper "Libération," also known as "Libé," utilized a play on the French word "Drame," which translates to drama. Drame is almost the same word as "dame," … [Read more...] about “Le désastre”: French newspapers release front pages showing images of Notre Dame Cathedral fire
World A fire ripped through the famed Notre Dame cathedral Monday evening in Paris leaving people around the world in shock at the loss of the historic building. As well as the home church for thousands of local Catholics who attend regular services, the cathedral is a huge attraction in the City of Lights, with tourists coming from across the world to see the building's historic architecture and artifacts. As tributes and offers of help roll in from around the world, Audrey Azoulay, the director-general of UNESCO, said her agency is "standing by France's side to safeguard and restore this invaluable heritage"—a reminder of just how important this cathedral has been for centuries. A man watches the landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral burn, engulfed in flames, in central Paris on April 15. Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP/Getty Images When was it built? With an distinctive French Gothic style, Notre Dame cathedral took nearly 200 years to build. … [Read more...] about What is The Significance of Notre Dame Cathedral and What Art Might Be Lost?
In its latest move in a seemingly never-ending quest to remake every one of its classics, Disney announced this week it would adapt Victor Hugo's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" into a live-action musical. Tony-award winning playwright David Henry Hwang ("M. Butterfly," "Tarzan," "Chinglish") will pen the movie's script and Disney wonderboy Alan Menken and Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz will write the music. Josh Gad ("Beauty and the Beast") will join Mandeville to produce. According to Deadline, the film will pull from Disney's animated film and Hugo's original writing, and Zendaya, Charlie Hunnam, and Lin-Manuel Miranda are among the stars in the cast. The remake is actually poised to be in competition with Netflix ... again. Netflix is producing its own adaptation with Idris Elba slated to star as hunchback Quasimodo. He'll also direct, produce, and create music for the retelling, according to Variety. Follow Emily & PhillyVoice on Twitter @emily_rolen | … [Read more...] about Disney is making a live-action musical adaptation of ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’