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good bye dear pictures

Cardinal Mazarin was the real ruler of France during the boyhood of Louis XIV and one of the greatest collectors in the history of art. The Bibliotheque ┬áNationale was once the Cardinal’s private palace. It was here, a few days … Continue reading

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KEEPING THE DRAMA UNDER CONTROL

His father’s life had been filled with scandal and he spent time in prison. In contrast, Rubens was a devoted family man and led a peaceful life.┬áSir Dudley Carlton, one of his admirers, described Rubens as “prince of painters and … Continue reading

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AUTHENTICITY AND AESTHETICS

Snobbery has its own aesthetics. If a work of art seems identical to the naked eye, why should an original Picasso end up in the living room, a reproduction on the stairway and a forgery in the recycle bin? In … Continue reading

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