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

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

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Voltaire: Candide and Martin go on the coast of England; what they see

“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

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

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

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Voltaire: What happened in France to Candide and Martin

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

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A crazy world

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.

Shel Silverstein

Voltaire: Candide and Martin are approaching the coasts of France, and they are reasoning

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

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Lovre: François Clouet – Elisabeth of Austria (1554-1592), Wife of Charles IX and Queen of France (1570 – 1574)

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

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