Voltaire: What became Candide among the Bulgarians

Candide, expelled from the terrestrial paradise, walked for a long time, without knowing where, weeping, and raising his eyes to heaven, often turning them towards the most beautiful of the castles where lived the most beautiful baroness; he slept without … Read More

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FRANCOIS BOUCHER – Vulcan presenting arms to Venus for Aeneas

VULCAN PRESENTING TO VENUS THE FORGED ARMS FOR AENEAS BOUCHER, affirms Nécrologe of 1771, “possessed to a greater degree all the great parts of the art of painting, and could have tried and distinguished himself in all genres; but, borned … Read More

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The objects of the traditional African art

(White Lady (4000 BC), rock painting, Namibia) Traditional African art, also known as the Negro art, is subdivided into a multitude of local arts. Since international museums have long neglected African art, most of the masterpieces are in the hands … Read More

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The two hunchbacks and the dwarfs, by François-Marie Luzel

There were once two hunchbacks, Nonnic and Gabic, two friends. They were tailors of their state, and every morning they went each day, each on their own side, to the farms and manor-houses of the country. One evening when Nonnic … Read More

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The fisherman and the traveler, by Jeanne Marie Leprince de Beaumont

There was once a man who had nothing but a poor hut on the edge of a little river; he earned his living by fishing for fish; but as there was scarcely any in this river, he did not gain … Read More

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