Louvre: François Boucher – Diana leaving her bath

Sully wing – 2nd floor – The painters of Louis XV – Room 38 Diana leaving her bath is a delightful painting; it is considered perhaps the masterpiece of Boucher. “The goddess, one of her nymphs, kneeling beside her, has … Read More

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Louvre: Paolo Veronese – Susannah and the Elders

Denon wing – 1st floor – Mona Lisa Room – Room 6 Few subjects, in the anecdotal genre, have been so often treated by painters of all times and all countries. It is not up to our contemporary artists who … Read More

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Louvre: Jean van Eyck – The Virgin of chancellor Rolin

Richelieu wing – 2nd floor – Netherlands, 15th century – Room 5 The enthusiasts of the Louvre Museum are all familiar with this exquisite work, as remarkable for the beauty of the composition as for the charm of detail, for … Read More

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Louvre: Memling – The Virgin and Child between St James and St Dominic

Richelieu wing – 2nd floor – Netherlands, 15th century – Room 5 “If Bruges,” writes M. de Wyzewa, “has attracted all the pilgrims of art for a century, if it appears to them as a kind of Assisi or Siena Flamande, perhaps it … Read More

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The adventures of a red ant: The architecture – The corrosive rain

But it’s time, I think, to talk a little about myself. I am tall, I am strong, I am brave, I am beautiful! My limbs, elegantly and firmly attached, have the firmness of steel, of which they borrow the golden … Read More

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Louvre: Largilliere – Family Portrait

Sully wing – 2nd floor – Watteau – Room 36 Largilliere has arranged his painting, conventionally, in a rural setting, without even worrying about the improbability of showing his wife and daughter, dressed in their finery and adorned more for … Read More

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