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

Louvre Museum: Velazquez – Portrait of the Infanta Margarita

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Denon – 1 st floor – Painting in Spain in the 17th century – Room 30 It is said that Philip III, King of Spain, seeing from the windows of his palace a laughing man, said gravely: “Or this man … Read More

Louvre Museum: Rembrandt – Portrait of Heindrickje Stoffels

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Rembrandt’s name shines so brightly in the sky of art that one may wonder if the immortal author of the Night Watch is not the greatest painter the world has ever known. What is most surprising, however, is that he … Read More

Louvre: Giorgione – Pastoral Concert

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Denon wing – 1st floor – Mona Lisa room – Room 6 [Now considered a work from Titian’s youth] GIORGIO BARBARELLI, better known as Giorgione, marks the transition from the rather dry and naive way of Gothic art to the … Read More

Louvre Museum: Louis David – Madame Récamier

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DAVID is perhaps the most glorified and most disgraced of all painters. Born to the skies by his contemporaries, he was dragged to the grimonies by the next generation. The agreement was reached today on his work, thanks to the … Read More

Louvre: Rubens – Helena Fourment with children

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PIERRE-PAUL RUBENS is one of the most powerful and productive painters of the history of art. His work is immense; it is not a large museum in Europe which does not have several canvases signed by him, and this is … Read More

Louvre: Raphael – Portrait of Baldassare Castiglione

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Only a few months ago, this magnificent portrait of Raphael was still, in the Salon Carré, near the famous Mona Lisa of Vinci, recently been carried away from the admiration of the world by a criminal hand. Side by side, … Read More

FRANCOIS BOUCHER – Vulcan presenting arms to Venus for Aeneas

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VULCAN PRESENTING TO VENUS THE FORGED ARMS FOR AENEAS BOUCHER, affirms Nécrologe of 1771, “possessed to a greater degree all the great parts of the art of painting, and could have tried and distinguished himself in all genres; but, borned … Read More

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