Aesthetics in Middle Ages, Renaissance and XVII – XVIII centuries

Middle Ages  (Teaching Boethius, manuscript of the Consolation of Philosophy, 1385.) The aesthetics of the Middle Ages take up the principles of Neoplatonism by relating them to the theological model of Christianity. It is considered then that in artistic creation … Read More

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Louvre: Leonardo da Vinci – Mona Lisa (La Gioconda)

Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo Denon wing – 1st floor – Mona Lisa room – Room 6 We did not forget the emotion that shook the civilized universe when one morning in August 1911 spread the … Read More

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Louvre: David Teniers (the Younger) – The Works of Mercy

Richelieu wing – 2nd floor – Flanders, 17th century – Room 22 The Louvre Museum has quite a number of paintings by David Téniers, a painter so spiritually realistic. It is useless to describe them, for they consist of the … Read More

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Louvre: Andrea Solario – Madonna with the Green Cushion

Denon wing – 1st floor – Grande Galerie – Room 5 Happy these paintings which have a familiar and popular name that repeat all the mouths. Madonna with the Green Cushion! Pretty name, pretty canvas! In a charming pose of … Read More

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Louvre: Quentin Matsys – The moneylender and his wife

Richelieu wing – 2nd floor – Germanic countries, 15th century – Room 7 The moneylender and his wife are seated in their officine, a modest stall that only shows two wooden shelves where account books are next to fruit. On … Read More

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Louvre: Pieter de Hooch – Card players in an opulent interior

Richelieu wing – 2nd floor – Holland, second half of the 17th century – Room 38 No one, better than Pieter de Hooch, knew how to render the intimacy of the Dutch houses, their solid and comfortable ease, nor to … Read More

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