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Eustache Le Sueur | Baroque painter

Eustache Le Sueur or Lesueur (19 November 1617 – 30 April 1655) was a French artist and one of the founders of the French Academy of Painting. He is known primarily for his paintings of religious subjects. He was a leading exponent of the neoclassical style of Parisian Atticism.

Training and career

He was born in Paris, where he spent his entire life. His father, Cathelin Le Sueur, a turner and sculptor in wood, placed him with Vouet, in whose studio he rapidly distinguished himself.
Admitted at an early age into the guild of master-painters, he left them to take part in establishing the French Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in 1648 and was elected as one of the original twelve elders in charge of its administration.


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El Greco | Vita ed Opere

El Greco, nome d'arte di Dominikos Theotokòpoulos (Δομήνικος Θεοτοκόπουλος) - (Candia, 1541 - Toledo, 7 aprile 1614), è stato un pittore, scultore ed architetto greco vissuto in Italia ed in Spagna. È tra le figure più importanti del Rinascimento Spagnolo.
Nacque a Creta, che all'epoca faceva parte della Repubblica di Venezia ed era il centro di un importante movimento pittorico post-bizantino, chiamato Scuola Cretese.
Dopo l'apprendistato diventò maestro d'arte seguendo il corso di quella tradizione artistica, prima di intraprendere, all'età di 26 anni, il viaggio verso Venezia, usuale meta di apprendistato e crescita artistica tra i pittori greci dell'epoca.
Infatti nel 1567 si trasferì nella Serenissima, lasciando Creta e la propria moglie, probabilmente per trovare nuovi sbocchi di mercato e per confrontarsi direttamente con le famose botteghe di Tiziano, Bassano, Tintoretto e Veronese. Nel 1570 si recò anche a Roma dove aprì una bottega e dipinse una serie di opere.


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François Habert (French, 17th Century)

These sumptuous still lifes are the work of the rare artist François Habert, active in France between 1643 and 1652, one of the most important still life painters of 17th Century France.


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William Shakespeare | Guardati allo specchio e di’ al volto che vedi..

Look in thy glass, and tell the face thou viewest | Sonnet III

Look in thy glass, and tell the face thou viewest
Now is the time that face should form another;
Whose fresh repair if now thou not renewest,
Thou dost beguile the world, unbless some mother.

For where is she so fair whose unear'd womb
Disdains the tillage of thy husbandry?

John William Waterhouse | Mariana in the South, 1897

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Nel cortile dell'amore di Giulietta e Romeo

Giulietta: - "Oh! Come entrasti tu qui? Ed a qual fine? I muri che circondano questo giardino sono ardui, e pressoché inaccessibili; ed il luogo in cui stai ti sarà tomba, se alcuno de' miei ti sorprende".

Romeo: - "Coll'ali dell'Amore valicai l'altezza di que' muri, ché barriera non v'ha al prepotente Amore: tutto che Amor può tentare, Amor l'osa; onde a' tuoi non ebbi riguardo allorché qui venni"…

William Shakespeare: Giulietta e Romeo, Atto II° scena II°


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William Shakespeare | Quando quaranta inverni assedieranno la tua fronte..

When forty winters shall beseige thy brow | Sonnet II

When forty winters shall beseige thy brow,
And dig deep trenches in thy beauty's field,
Thy youth's proud livery, so gazed on now,
Will be a tatter'd weed, of small worth held:
Then being ask'd where all thy beauty lies,
Where all the treasure of thy lusty days,
To say, within thine own deep-sunken eyes,
Were an all-eating shame and thriftless praise.

Frank Benson | Eleanor and Benny, 1916

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William Shakespeare | Alle meraviglie del creato noi chiediam progenie

From fairest creatures we desire increase | Sonnet I

From fairest creatures we desire increase,
That thereby beauty's rose might never die,
But as the riper should by time decease,
His tender heir might bear his memory:
But thou, contracted to thine own bright eyes,
Feed'st thy light'st flame with self-substantial fuel,

Antonio Frilli | Romeo and Juliet (detail)

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Othello and Desdemona

Othello (The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice) (ca. 1603) by William Shakespeare is a concentrated, tightly constructed domestic tragedy, with almost no subplot for relief, centered on five or six central characters.
Othello is commonly considered one of Shakespeare's great tragedies and one of his finest works.

Act I

In following him, I follow but myself.
• Iago, scene I

Heaven is my judge, not I for love and duty,
But seeming so, for my peculiar end:
For when my outward action doth demonstrate
The native act and figure of my heart
In compliment extern, 'tis not long after
But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve
For daws to peck at: I am not what I am.
Iago, scene I

Lord Frederic Leighton (1830-1896) | Desdemona (Othello) 1888