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Picasso Mural in Barcelona

Picasso Mural Barcelona

Catalonia Dance, Picasso Mural

Picasso Mural Barcelona

Catalonia Dance, Picasso Mural

In 1962 this mural was created in Barcelona and it’s the only public work of art done by Picasso in the city.   60 more words

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The Wood Nymph

JEAN RANC (1674-1735)

Vertumnus and Pomona (c. 1710-1720)

Oil on canvas (171 x 119 cm)

Musee Fabre, Montpellier

Jean Ranc was initially trained by his father, Antoine, a Montpellier portraitist with a good reputation, and then by Hyacinthe Rigaud (1659-1743) in Paris, whose niece he married in 1715. 459 more words

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Joan Miro'

Miro, was a son of Barcelona but that doesn’t make him any less a painter of Paris.  He made his first trip to Paris at the age of 26 and there after lived and painted every winter there until he fled Spain for Paris permanently during the Spanish civil war in the 1930s. 168 more words

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Els 4 Gats

Yesterday on a walking tour of Picasso’s Barcelona we visited the 4 Gats.  Four cats means that everything has basically gone to hell, because no one can control four cats.   283 more words

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Bacchus and Ariadne

JEAN-FRANCOIS DE TROY (1679-1752)

Bacchus and Ariadne (1725)

Oil on canvas (163 x 130 cm)

Musee Fabre, Montpellier

Jean-Francois de Troy, the most important and gifted member of a family of painters from Toulouse, was taught by his father, Francois de Troy (1645-1730), the celebrated portraitist patronised by Madame de Maintenon and Madame de Montespan. 446 more words

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San Sebastian

FRANCOIS-XAVIER FABRE (1766-1837)

The Dying San Sebastian (1789)

Oil on canvas (196 x 147 cm)

Musee Fabre, Montpellier

Born in Montpellier on 1 April 1766, Fabre was one of the first students to benefit from the education provided by Montpellier’s… 497 more words

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A Masterpiece

NICOLAS DE LARGILLIERE (1656-1746)

Self-Portrait (c. 1726)

Oil on canvas (80 x 64 cm)

Musee Fabre, Montpellier

Largilliere, a Parisian educated in Antwerp showed at an early age great aptitudes for painting and was apprenticed to Antoine Goubau (1616-1698). 416 more words

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