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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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The Louvre

The Louvre Architects: I. M. Pei, Pierre Lescot, Louis Le Vau, Claude Perrault Louis XIV ruled France for 72 years, and in that time transformed Versailles by encompassing Louis XIII’s chateau with a palace that contained north and south wings, … 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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