The paintings of Louvre Museum – French school
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 (The Crucifixion (1457-1459), Andrea Mantegna, tempera on wood) The Department of Paintings currently has about 7,500 paintings (of which 3,400 are exposed), covering a period that goes from the Middle Ages to 1848 (date of the beginning of the Second … Read More

Louvre: Rubens – La Kermesse (The Village Fête, or Noce de village)
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Richelieu wing – 2nd floor – Rubens – Room 21 The scene takes place in the middle of the Flemish countryside, in front of one of these inns near the village, whose bell tower can be seen there, through the … Read More

Voltaire: What happened to Candide, Cunegonde, Pangloss, Martin, etc.
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“Excuse me, once more,“ said Candide to the baron; “I beg your pardon, Reverend Father, for having given you a big blow of sword through the body.” “Let’s not talk about it any more,” said the Baron; “I was a … Read More

Louvre: Raphael – Portrait of Dona Isabel de Requesens, Vice-Queen of Naples
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(The identity of the model, designated in the ancient sources as “vice-queen of Naples” and confused, following an error of Brantome, with Joanna of Aragon, was restored to the benefit of Dona Isabel de Requesens, wife of Don Ramon Folc … Read More

Voltaire: Travel of Candide to Constantinople
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The faithful Cacambo had already obtained from the Turkish patron who was to take Sultan Achmet back to Constantinople to receive Candide and Martin on board. Both of them went after they prostrated themselves before his miserable highness. Candide, on … Read More

Nattier –  Mademoiselle de Lambesc as Minerva, arming her brother the Comte de Brionne
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In front of a drapery raised and fixed to a column, Mademoiselle de Lambesc sits on a rock-chair. Its body is three-quarters, slightly turned to the right, and its beautiful face, with imperious look, is seen from the front. She … Read More

Contemporary philosophy
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Contemporary philosophy is an expression used to designate the different philosophical currents born of modernity. Contemporary philosophy has germinated in the nineteenth century, from the Emmanuel Kant’s works. He had elaborated a theory of knowledge based on the categories of … Read More

The Rape
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by Nicolae Sfetcu It was a burning heat outside. Michael descended sweaty, but happy, the stairs of the shop He paused on the stairs of the entrance, took off his straw-colored hat, and looked at it once again with satisfaction. … Read More

Voltaire: Of a supper that Candide and Martin made with six foreigners, and who they were
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One evening Candide, followed by Martin, was about to sit down to the table with the strangers who were staying in the same inn, and a man with a face of sooty color approached him from behind, and taking him … Read More

Descartes: Discourse on the Method (1)
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Common sense is the best shared thing in the world; for every one thinks that he is so well provided that even those who are the most difficult to satisfy in anything else are not in the habit of desiring … Read More

Autumn
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I feel, it’s here, it always has to be: The autumn, with my yellow tree. The little rain, a classic blues, and me … (18.07.2017)

Voltaire: Visit to the Lord Pococurante, Venetian nobleman
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Candide and Martin went in gondola on the Brenta, and reached the palace of the noble Pococurante. The gardens were pretty good, and adorned with beautiful statues of marble; the palace of a beautiful architecture. The master of the house, … Read More

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