Louvre: Paolo Veronese – Susannah and the Elders
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Denon wing – 1st floor – Mona Lisa Room – Room 6 Few subjects, in the anecdotal genre, have been so often treated by painters of all times and all countries. It is not up to our contemporary artists who … Read More

Louvre: Jean van Eyck – The Virgin of chancellor Rolin
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Richelieu wing – 2nd floor – Netherlands, 15th century – Room 5 The enthusiasts of the Louvre Museum are all familiar with this exquisite work, as remarkable for the beauty of the composition as for the charm of detail, for … Read More

Louvre: Fragonard – The Music Lesson
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Sully wing – 2nd floor – Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1736-1806) – Room 48 With his price of Rome, Fragonard is ready to leave for the Eternal City. But, before taking the boat, he will bid farewell to his old master and … Read More

Louvre: Memling – The Virgin and Child between St James and St Dominic
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Richelieu wing – 2nd floor – Netherlands, 15th century – Room 5 “If Bruges,” writes M. de Wyzewa, “has attracted all the pilgrims of art for a century, if it appears to them as a kind of Assisi or Siena Flamande, perhaps it … Read More

Louvre: Mantegna – Parnassus
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Denon wing – 1st floor – Grand Gallery – Room 5 The scene represents a landscape of Olympus. On a high mound forming an arcade, Mars and Venus stand in front of a brightly draped bench sheltered by a screen … Read More

The adventures of a red ant: The architecture – The corrosive rain
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But it’s time, I think, to talk a little about myself. I am tall, I am strong, I am brave, I am beautiful! My limbs, elegantly and firmly attached, have the firmness of steel, of which they borrow the golden … Read More

Louvre: Largilliere – Family Portrait
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Sully wing – 2nd floor – Watteau – Room 36 Largilliere has arranged his painting, conventionally, in a rural setting, without even worrying about the improbability of showing his wife and daughter, dressed in their finery and adorned more for … Read More

Louvre paintings: Italian school
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Italian School (Death of the Virgin, painting by Caravaggio) Italian painting is abundantly in painting at Louvre Museum, being represented, with around 1100 works, 600 of which are permanently exhibited. Among these are many masterpieces by the greatest painters, including … Read More

Louvre: Leopold Robert – The Pilgrimage to the Madonna of the Arch
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This work is not currently visible in the rooms of the Museum In the prestigious frame of the Bay of Naples and following the shores of the Gulf, a joyous caravan returns from the legendary pilgrimage to the Madonna of … Read More

Louvre: Terburg – The Concert
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This work is not currently visible in the rooms of the Museum We are undoubtedly in a rich middle class residence of Holland in the 17th century. The furniture is comfortable, and the carpet which covers the table was brought … Read More

Towards happiness, by Octave Mirbeau
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… My wife is pretty divinely: never more admirable eyes illuminated with more beauty a more delicious face; she is inexhaustibly good… I love her, she loves me; just six months ago today we were married. Only six months, is … Read More

Louvre: H. Rigaud – Louis XIV (1638–1715)
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Sully wing – 2nd floor – The painters of Louis XIV – Room 34 In a rich house of a gentleman from Perpignan, the old Roussillois painter Guerra painted the wall of a terrace. Behind him, a child followed with … Read More

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