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How Did the ‘Mona Lisa’ End up in France?

How Did the ‘Mona Lisa’ End up in France? This article was originally published in The Italian Tribune The Mona Lisa is quite possibly the most well-known piece of painted artwork in the entire world. It was painted by the … Continue reading

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Mary Stevenson Cassatt

Mary Stevenson Cassatt was an American painter and printmaker. She was born in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, but lived much of her adult life in France, where she first befriended Edgar Degas and later exhibited among the Impressionists. Allegheny City was … Continue reading

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Musee d’Orsay

Musee d’Orsay The site was occupied by the Palais d’Orsay intended for the Council of State. It was begun in 1810 but not completed until 1840, when its ground floor was occupied by the Council. After the fall of the … Continue reading

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The Palace of Fontainebleau or Château de Fontainebleau

The Palace of Fontainebleau or Château de Fontainebleau, During the late French Renaissance, the decoration of the Palace of Fontainebleau engaged some of the finest artists and craftsmen from Italy and France, including The style of painting and decoration they … Continue reading

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Claude Monet

My only merit lies in having painted directly in front of nature, seeking to render my impressions of the most fleeting effects, and I still very much regret having caused the naming of a group whose majority had nothing impressionist … Continue reading

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Raphael

Living in Florence from 1504 to 1507, he began painting a series of “Madonnas.” In Rome from 1509 to 1511, he painted the Stanza della Segnatura (“Room of the Signatura”) frescoes located in the Palace of the Vatican Some of … Continue reading

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Ballet/Actors

(b) 1937 (age 82 , Santa Monica, CA She is an American ballet dancer, actress, children’s book author and columnist. Allegra Kent’s life as a dancer embodies one of the most mercurial and fitfully thrilling careers in the art of … Continue reading

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Artemisia Gentileschi or Artemisia Lomi

Artemisia Gentileschi or Artemisia Lomi 1593, Rome, Italy Died: 1653, Naples, Italy She was an Italian Baroque painter, today considered one of the most accomplished painters in the generation following that of Caravaggio Self-Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria is … Continue reading

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Juliette Récamier

   Juliette Récamier (1777-1849) was one of the greatest beauties of the era, and yet she also had a reputation for virtue. Many nobles and princes tried to seduce her but without success; she remained faithful to her husband. A … Continue reading

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Jeanne-Françoise Julie Adélaïde Récamier

  Jeanne-Françoise Julie Adélaïde Récamier 1777-1849 connu sous le nom de Juliette, est une société française leader, dont la beauté a attiré des Parisiens des cercles littéraires et politiques du début du 19ème siècle. Jeanne-Françoise Julie Adélaïde Récamier 1777-1849 known … Continue reading

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