A new life (5)
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“Write a short story about what impressed you the most.” “It‘s complicated. First, what does it mean to impress me? I would love to write about Helen, but she did not impress me, she rather annoyed me. I was impressed by the death … Read More

Armand Dayot
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Armand Pierre Marie Dayot, born October 19, 1851 in Paimpol (Côtes-d’Armor) and died October 2, 1934 in Bandol (Var), is a French art critic and art historian, founder of the journal L’Art et les Artistes. Armand is the son of … Read More

Louvre Museum: Gerard Dow (Gerard Dou, Gerrit Dou) – The dropsical woman
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The interior of the rich Dutch bourgeois. In an armchair is seated a woman whose face expresses suffering. Kneeling beside her and holding her hand, her daughter looks at her with tears. Behind the seat a servant is leaning over … Read More

Candide, by Voltaire: Continuation of the misfortunes of the old woman
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Astonished and delighted to hear the language of my country, and no less surprised at the words uttered by this man, I replied that there were greater misfortunes than that of which he complained; I informed him in a few … Read More

Musée d’Orsay: Ingres – The Source
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INGRES, a great lover of lapidary formulas, once emitted this axiom: “The drawing is the probity of art.” Unshakeable in his cult of form, drawn first from David’s studio but especially from school of Raphael, Ingres never sacrificed the drawing … Read More

Crystals (2)
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Healing with the help of the quartz crystal must be regarded as a corrective spiritual approach. A man who is in balance with the rest of the creation does not get sick. Disease is already a warning! The crystal helps … Read More

Voltaire: The history of the old woman
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“I have not always had the eyes scarred and bordered with scarlet; my nose has not always touched my chin, and I have not always been a servant. I am the daughter of Pope Urban X and the Princess of … Read More

Louvre Museum: Simone Memmi (Simone Martini) – Jesus Christ walking on Calvary (The Carrying of the Cross)
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In Avignon, about the year 1330. On the blue screen of a summer sky, an enormous mass of walls and towers is prominent, through a network of scaffoldings. It is the Palace of the Popes which rises, under the active … Read More

Voltaire: In what distress arrive at Cadiz Candide, Cunegonde, and the old woman, and their embarkation
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“Who could have stolen my money and my diamonds?” cried Cunégonde, weeping; “How shall we live? What will we do it? Where to find inquisitors and Jews who give me more?” “Alas!” said the old woman, “I suspect a Reverend … Read More

Voltaire: What happened to Cunegonde, Candide, the Grand Inquisitor, and a Jew
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This Issachar was the most choleric Hebrew that had been seen in Israel since the captivity in Babylon. “What!” he said, “bitch of a Galilean, it is not enough the Inquisitor? Must this rascal also share you with me?” In … Read More

The gulls
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… and in the morning, on the lake, the sleeping gulls dream of the blue sea… (04.08.2017) (Nicolae Sfetcu)

Louvre Museum
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City: Paris Address: 99, rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris Coordinates: 48°51’40” north, 2°20’09” east Date of opening: August 10, 1793 Collections: Oriental Antiquities, Egyptian Antiquities, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities of the Louvre, Islamic Art, Sculptures, Objets d’art, Paintings, Graphic … Read More

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