Louvre: Nicolas Poussin – The Inspiration of the Poet
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This work is not currently visible in the rooms of the Museum At the foot of a tree, Apollo, the god of the arts, sits, a large cloak draped over his superb body of Olympian. His head is crowned with … Read More

Louvre: Watteau – Pilgrimage to Cythera (The Embarkation for Cythera)
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Sully wing – 2nd floor – Watteau – Room 36 Although he has only painted gallant festivals and subjects drawn from the Italian comedy, Antoine Watteau is a great master. He created a new aspect of art and saw nature … Read More

Louvre: Correggio – Venus and Cupid with a Satyr
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Denon wing – 1st floor – Grande Galerie – Room 8 Venus, nonchalantly lying on a blue drapery, an arm rounded above the head, sleeps without suspecting that the secret of her charms is betrayed and that a satyr, but … Read More

Louvre: Leonardo da Vinci – La belle ferronnière
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This work is not currently visible in the rooms of the Museum This portrait, known as La belle ferronnière or Portrait of an Unknown Woman, does not represent, as is commonly believed, the mistress of Francis I, but Lucrezia Crivelli, … Read More

Louvre: Corot – Recollection of Mortefontaine
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Salon of 1864 “One day,“ said Corot, “I allowed myself to do something ‘chic‘, leaving my brush to his will; when it was over, I was remorseful and could not close my eyes all night. As soon as it was … Read More

Northern Schools in Louvre Paintings (Flanders, Netherlands, Germany)
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(The Virgin of chancellor Rolin, by Jan van Eyck (circa 1390–1441), oil on panel) The Louvre Museum has one of the largest collections of paintings from the Northern Europe, with 1130 paintings (Flanders, the Netherlands and Germany). The Flemish and … Read More

Louvre: L. David – Madame Seriziat
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Denon wing – 1 st floor – Daru – Room 75 The young Mrs. Seriziat is half sitting on a corner of table whose red carpet brings out the whiteness of the dress. She is wearing a country dress, and … Read More

Louvre: Lancret – The Autumn
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  Sully wing – 2 nd floor – La Caze Collection – Room 37 In a landscape of greenery mingled with the golden hues of autumn, a merry picnic takes place on the grass. The setting of this country party … Read More

Louvre: Philippe de Champaigne – Portrait of Richelieu
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Richelieu wing – 2 nd floor – Nicolas Poussin – Room 14 PHILIPPE DE CHAMPAIGNE! A noble figure of man and painter. His admirable existence was divided between the practice of all the Christian virtues and the ardent and passionate … Read More

Louvre: P. Prud’hon – Psyche transported to Heaven
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Denon wing – 1 st floor – Daru – Room 75 The mythological legend of Psyche is well known: Psyche was a young girl of such an ideal beauty that Love itself was in love with her and he took … Read More

Louvre: Holbein the Younger – Anne of Cleves
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Richelieu wing – 2 nd floor – Flanders, 17th century – Room 19 Who would believe, in contemplating this placid female figure, that one of the many wives of Henry VIII, the terrible English monarch, is before his eyes! Nothing … Read More

Louvre: Decamps – The Sonneurs
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Sully wing – 2 e étage – Collection Georges Thomy Thiéry (1823-1902) – Salle 72 The scene is probably happening in the tower of the steeple of a village church, a day of festooned feast. This is the moment to … Read More

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