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
“Ah! Pangloss! Pangloss! Ah! Martin! Martin! Ah! my dear Cunegonde! what is this world?“ said Candide on the Dutch ship. “Something very crazy and very abominable,” replied Martin.” “You know England; is it as crazy as in France?“ “It’s another … Read More
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
Candide stopped in Bordeaux only as long as it took to sell some pebbles of the Dorado, and to accommodate himself to a good two-seat chair; for he could no longer dispense of his philosopher Martin; he was only very … Read More
If the world was crazy, you know what I’d do?
I’d walk on the ocean and swim in my shoe,
I’d fly through the ground and I’d skip through the air,
I’d run down the bathtub and bathe on the stair.
When I met somebody I’d say “G’bye, Joe,”
And when I was leaving-then I’d say “Hello.”
And the greatest of men would be silly and lazy
So I would be king…if the world was crazy.
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
At last the coast of France was seen. “Have you ever been to France, Mr. Martin?“ said Candide. “Yes,” said Martin, “I have traveled through several provinces. There are some where half the inhabitants are mad, some are too cunning, … Read More
It was well lit outside. And the neighbors’ dog barked incessantly. He put his head under his pillow, trying to sleep a little longer. In his semi-dream of dawn, he relived a little more attenuated the last night with his … Read More
Richelieu wing – 2nd floor – Flanders, 17th century – Room 19 – Showcase 9 What a masterpiece this portrait of Elizabeth of Austria (1554 – 1592), Wife of Charles IX and Queen of France (1570 – 1574)! The finesse, … Read More