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Grand Prix de Rome (1663-1968) | Art history

Dea Roma, Viale Trinità dei Monti, Villa Medici, Roma

Prix de Rome, in full Grand Prix de Rome, any of a group of scholarships awarded🎨 by the French government between 1663-1968 to enable young French artists🎨 to study in Rome.
It was so named because the students who won the grand, or first, prize in each artistic category went to study at the Académie de France in Rome.


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Saint Cecilia: Patroness of Musicians

In the fourth century a Greek religious romance on the Loves of Cecilia and Valerian was written in glorification of virginal life with the purpose of taking the place of then-popular sensual romances.
Consequently, until better evidence is produced, we must conclude that St. Cecilia was not known or venerated in Rome until about the time when Pope Gelasius (496) introduced her name into his Sacramentary.
It is said that there was a church dedicated to St. Cecilia in Rome in the fifth century, in which Pope Symmachus held a council in 500.
The story of St. Cecilia is not without beauty or merit. She is said to have been quite close to God and prayed often:
"In the city of Rome there was a virgin named Cecilia, who came from an extremely rich family and was given in marriage to a youth named Valerian. She wore sackcloth next to her skin, fasted, and invoked the saints, angels, and virgins, beseeching them to guard her virginity".

Orazio Gentileschi🎨 | Saint Cecilia with an Angel


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Happy Birthday Artemisia Gentileschi !!

Artemisia Gentileschi, (born July 8, 1593, Rome, Papal States [Italy] - died 1652/53, Naples, Kingdom of Naples), Italian painter🎨, daughter of Orazio Gentileschi🎨, who was a major follower of the revolutionary Baroque painter, Caravaggio.
She was an important second-generation proponent of Caravaggio’s dramatic realism.
A pupil of her father and of his friend the landscape painter Agostino Tassi, she painted at first in a style indistinguishable from her father’s somewhat lyrical interpretation of Caravaggio’s example.
Her first known work is Susanna and the Elders (1610)🎨, an accomplished work long attributed to her father.
She also painted two versions of a scene already essayed by Caravaggio🎨 (but never attempted by her father), Judith Beheading Holofernes (c. 1612-13; c. 1620).



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Salon de Paris, 1667-1890 | Art History

Hubert Robert🎨 | The Grande Galerie of the Louvre, 1801

The Salon de Paris beginning in 1667 was the official art exhibition of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
For almost 150 years (c.1740-1890), the Salon was the most prestigious annual or biannual art event in the world.
As a result, its influence on French painting - in particular artistic style, painterly conventions and the reputation of artists - was enormous.
At the 1761 Salon, thirty-three painters, nine sculptors, and eleven engravers contributed.
From 1881 onward, it has been managed by the Société des Artistes Français.


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Vermeer | A Young Woman standing at a Virginal, 1670-1672


The richly dressed lady playing a virginal stands in a prosperous Dutch home with paintings on the wall, a marble-tiled floor, and a skirting of locally produced Delft blue and white tiles. The two paintings on the wall behind her cannot be identified with certainty.
The small landscape on the left and the painting decorating the lid of the virginal resemble works by Vermeer🎨’s Delft colleague Pieter Groenewegen.
The second painting, attributed to Cesar van Everdingen, shows the motif of Cupid holding a card. This figure derives from a contemporary emblem. It may either refer to the idea of faithfulness to one lover or, in conjunction with the virginal, to the traditional association of music and love.


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Van der Vaart and Wissing | Queen Anne, when Princess of Denmark,1685


Title: Queen Anne, when Princess of Denmark;
Artists: Willem Wissing (Dutch painter🎨, 1656-1687), Jan van der Vaart (Dutch painter🎨, 1647-1721)
Current location: National Galleries of Scotland.

Queen Anne (1665-1714) - Princess of Denmark, Reigned 1702-1714 - was the last of the Stuart dynasty to occupy the British throne.
Shown here aged eighteen, seductively dressed and posed in a sumptuous interior, her reign was dominated by war with the French and her failure to produce an heir.


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Shakespeare / Yves Pires | Tu sei per la mia mente, come cibo per la vita...

Yves Pires - French sculptor
Yves Pires - French sculptor

Tu sei per la mia mente, come cibo per la vita.
Come le piogge di primavera, sono per la terra.
E per goderti in pace, combatto la stessa guerra
che conduce un avaro, per accumular ricchezza.
Prima, orgoglioso di possedere e, subito dopo,
roso dal dubbio, che il tempo gli scippi il tesoro.
Prima, voglioso di restare solo con te,
poi, orgoglioso che il mondo veda il mio piacere.


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Jacob van Velsen (1597-1656) | Dutch Golden Age painter


Jacob Jansz. van Velsen was a Dutch🎨 Golden Age painter. Little is known about the painter's life. He lived his entire life in Delft, but died in Amsterdam.
He was the son of Jan Jacobsz van Velsen and Janntegen Jansdr van der Hooch. April 18, 1625 he became a member of the Delft Saint Luke Guild.