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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Louvre: Claude Gellée (Lorrain) – Ulysses returning Chryseis to her father (Marine, setting sun)

Richelieu wing – 2nd floor The scene represents a port with emerald waters, lined with sumptuous palaces. Strange and anachronistic palaces such as Ulysses’ eyes never saw, which, however, saw so many things: colonnades supporting terraces, marble steps with large … Read More

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Source: EN Arts