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I couldn’t resist. I had to take one of these famous tourist photos at the Louvre!

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The Niobid krater - Classical Greek vase (5th century BC)

   

In this post, I will present to you a very important vase: the Niobid krater. I will do my best to describe it and then give you some hypotheses concerning its iconography which, I think, are the best part in Art History. 775 more words

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Saint Joseph the Carpenter by Georges de La Tour

Georges de La Tour (1593-1652) was a great painter of the 17th century, but his work was forgotten until 1915 when Herman Voss rediscovered him. We don’t know a lot about him, and what we know is mostly hypothesis. 310 more words

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Psyche revived by Cupid's kiss - Canova

I would like to tell you a bit more about the amazing sculpture that is Psyche revived by Cupid’s kiss. It was made by Canova in 1793 and it can be seen in the Louvre. 385 more words

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Le Radeau de la Méduse by Théodore Géricault

For this post, I chose to write about the French 19th century. It is an important century for history and art history. Paris was the center of the art scene, which was in constant evolution between Classical style, Romanticism, Impressionism, Neo-Impressionism and more. 557 more words

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