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Furcy de Lavault | Still life with flowers

Marie-Albert-Tibule Furcy De Lavault (1847-1915) was a fine painter of landscapes, still lifes and above all, flowers.
Marie-Albert-Tibule Furcy de Lavault was born in Saint-Genis (Charente-Inférieure), France.
He debuted at the Salon of 1880 with Fleurs de Printemps (Spring Flowers) and Nature Morte (Still Life).
These early Salon entries show Furcy de Lavault’s propensities towards the long-established tradition of still lifes and an interest in flowers.


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Philippe Mercier | Rococo painter

Philippe Mercier (also spelled Philip Mercier; 1689 - 18 July 1760) was an artist of French Huguenot descent from the German realm of Brandenburg-Prussia (later Kingdom of Prussia), usually defined to French school.
Active in England for most of his working life, Mercier is considered one of the first practitioners of the Rococo style, and is credited with influencing a new generation of 18th-century English artists.
Mercier was born c. 1689-1691 in Berlin, the son of Pierre Mercier (died 1729, Dresden), a Huguenot tapestry-worker.


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Pedro Salinas | Non rifiutare i sogni / Don’t reject dreams / No rechaces los sueños

Non rifiutare i sogni in quanto sogni.
Tutti i sogni possono
esser realtà, se il sogno non finisce.

La realtà è un sogno. Se sogniamo
che la pietra è la pietra, quello è la pietra.

A correre nei fiumi non è un’acqua,
ma è un sognare, l’acqua, cristallino.


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Victor Hugo | "Guai a chi avrà amato solo corpi.."

From: Victor Hugo, Les Misérables, 1862

"Guai a chi avrà amato solo corpi,
forme, apparenze. La morte gli
toglierà tutto. Cercate di amare
le anime. Le ritroverete".

Odd Nerdrum | Bright nights

I miserabili (Les Misérables) è un romanzo storico di Victor Hugo, pubblicato nel 1862 e considerato uno dei più eccelsi romanzi del XIX secolo europeo, fra i più popolari e letti dell'epoca.

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Paul Merwart | Genre painter

Paul Merwart, or Paweł Merwart (25 March 1855, Marianivka, Kherson Governorate, Ukraine - 8 May 1902, Saint-Pierre, Martinique) was a French-Polish illustrator and painter; mostly of portraits and genre scenes, inspired by literature, the Bible and music.
His mother was Polish and his father was a French soldier who was serving in the Crimean War.
He was raised in Lwów, then Poland, now Ukraine.


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Claude Monet at the Musée d'Orsay, Paris

The Musée d'Orsay is a museum in Paris, France, on the Left Bank of the Seine.
It is housed in the former Gare d'Orsay, a Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898-1900.
The museum holds mainly French art dating from 1848-1914, including paintings, sculptures, furniture and photography.

It houses the largest collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist masterpieces in the world, by painters including Berthe Morisot, Claude Monet - 86 paintings (another main collection of his paintings is in the Musée Marmottan Monet) including The Saint-Lazare Station, The Rue Montorgueil in Paris. Celebration of 30 June 1878, Wind Effect, Series of The Poplars, Rouen Cathedral. Harmony in Blue, Blue Water Lilies, Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe, Haystacks, The Magpie, Women in the Garden - Édouard Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin and Van Gogh.
Many of these works were held at the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume prior to the museum's opening in 1986. It is one of the largest art museums in Europe.


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Timoleon Lobrichon | Genre painter

Timoléon Marie Lobrichon (1831-1914) was a French genre scenes and portrait painter.
He received a formal artistic training with François Edouard Picot at the Paris Beaux-Arts Academy.
In 1859, he started exhibiting at the French Artists Salon and was awarded a first class medal in 1868. Lobrichon became one of the most sought after and praised painter for his portraits of children.


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George Sand racconta Chopin

"Lei era appoggiata al pianoforte, e il suo sguardo ardente come brace era su di me. La mia anima aveva trovato un porto.
Mi prese una sorta di languore, nondimeno mi ritirai dal pianoforte con soggezione.
L’ho rivista in seguito altre volte nel suo salotto, con persone dell'aristocrazia francese.
Poi un’altra volta che si trovava sola.
Mi ama, Aurora è un nome magico. La notte è sparita".

Con queste parole, il compositore polacco Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) descriveva nel suo diario, il 10 ottobre 1838, l'incontro a Parigi con la scrittrice Francese George Sand, orgoglioso di essere oggetto non solo del desiderio, ma anche delle attenzioni e delle tenerezze di una donna che, a Parigi, era già considerata una celebrità.

Eugène Delacroix | Portrait of Frédéric Chopin and George Sand, 1838 (unfinished)