Voltaire: What happened on the sea to Candide and Martin

The old scholar, whose name was Martin, embarked for Bordeaux with Candide. Both had seen and suffered much; and when the ship should have sailed from Surinam to Japan by the Cape of Good Hope, they would have had enough … Read More

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Louvre collections: Eastern antiquities and arts of Islam

 (Coffer, Fez, XIVth, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Coffre-_Fès_14_ème_siècle._Louvre_Paris.jpg) Louvre Museum includes various rich collections of works of art from different civilizations, cultures and eras. It includes about 460,000 pieces, without the deposits in other museums that remain on its inventories, and 554,498 with deposits, … Read More

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Voltaire: What happened to them in Surinam, and how Candide got to know Martin

The first day of our two travelers was quite pleasant. They were encouraged by the idea of ​​seeing themselves possessed of more treasures than Asia, Europe, and Africa could not gather. Candide, transported, wrote the name of Cunegonde on the … Read More

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Louvre: Jan Van der Meer (Vermeer) – The Lacemaker

Richelieu wing – 2nd floor – Holland, second half of the 17th century – Room 38 On a lacemaker’s craft, a young woman is leaning, attentive, and running in her agile fingers spindles and silk threads. His blonde head, crowned … Read More

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Voltaire, Candide: What they saw in the land of Eldorado

Cacambo testified to his guest all his curiosity; the host said to him: “I am very ignorant, and I am well pleased with it; but here we have an old man removed from the court, who is the most learned … Read More

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