Louvre Museum: Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities

Egyptian Antiquities  (Sphinx of Amenemhat II, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Louvre_sphinx.jpg) The Department of Egyptian Antiquities was created on May 15, 1826, by royal decree of Charles X. He made Jean-François Champollion, who had just acquired the collection of the British consul Salt (4,000 … Read More

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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