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

Louvre: Frans Hals – The Gypsy Girl

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Richelieu wing – 2nd floor – Holland, first half of the 17th century – Room 30 This painting should be called more exactly the Girl at the market; it is, in fact, the portrait of a fish merchant from Haarlem, … Read More

Louvre: Thomas Lawrence – Mr. and Mrs. John Julius Angerstein

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Mr. and Mrs. Angerstein stand on a terrace from which one sees the trees of the garden with, at bottom, an escape on the campaign. Mrs. Angerstein sits in a rattan chair: her fine face, whose beauty is famous in … Read More

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

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

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

Louvre: Boucher – Pastoral Subject

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At the foot of a tree with a dark green foliage, standing out in force on the azure sky, a shepherd and a shepherdess are seated. Shepherd and shepherdess with a fine face, with well-dressed clothes, peasants of convention as … Read More

Louvre: Rembrandt – Pilgrims at Emmaus (The Supper at Emmaus)

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Richelieu wing – 2nd floor – Holland, 17th century – Room 32 It is known the evangelical legend: two disciples of Christ, shortly after his death, journey together on the burning roads of Galilee. On the way, they evoke the … Read More

Louvre Museum: EL GRECO – Saint Louis, King of France, and a page

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This work is not currently visible in the Museum rooms Saint Louis, King of France is depicted standing, armor-plated, and bearing a crown of gold on his head. The bare arms emerge from the steel cuff. With his right hand … Read More

Louvre: Delacroix – The Barque of Dante

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Denon wing – 1st floor – Mollien – Room 77 Under a black sky streaked with bloody gleams, Phlegeton rolls its waters loaded with flames. In this scenery of terror, Virgil leads Dante towards Hell. Standing in the boat which … Read More

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