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Alexandre Cabanel | Michelangelo in his Studio, 1859


1823-1889
Academic Classical painter and teacher
Michelangelo🎨 in His Studio, Visited by Pope Julius II
79 x 133 cms | 31 x 521/4ins
Oil on canvas
Musée Goupil, Bordeaux


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Ancient Egypt


The culture and monuments of ancient Egypt🎨 have left a lasting legacy on the world. The cult of the goddess Isis, for example, became popular in the Roman Empire, as obelisks and other relics were transported back to Rome.
The Romans also imported building materials from Egypt to erect Egyptian-style structures. Early historians such as Herodotus, Strabo, and Diodorus Siculus studied and wrote about the land, which Romans came to view as a place of mystery.


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Thutmose | The Sculptor of the bust of Nefertiti


The King's Favourite and Master of Works, the Sculptor Thutmose - (also spelled Djhutmose and Thutmosis), flourished 1350 BC, is thought to have been the official court sculptor of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten in the latter part of his reign.
German archaeological expedition digging in Akhenaten's deserted city of Akhetaten, at Amarna, found a ruined house and studio complex (labeled P47.1-3) in early December 1912; the building was identified as that of Thutmose based on an ivory horse blinker found in a rubbish pit in the courtyard inscribed with his name and job title.


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Ancient Egypt / La Civiltà Egizia

Ancient | Egyptian painting and sculpture

Ancient Egypt was a civilization of ancient Northeastern Africa, concentrated along the lower reaches of the Nile River in what is now the modern country of Egypt. It is one of six civilizations to arise independently.
Egyptian civilization followed prehistoric Egypt and coalesced around 3150 BC (according to conventional Egyptian chronology) with the political unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under the first pharaoh Narmer (commonly referred to as Menes).


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Royal Palace of Caserta | A triumph of Italian Baroque


The Royal Palace of Caserta is a former royal residence in Caserta, southern Italy, constructed by the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies as their main residence as kings of Naples.
It is one of the largest palaces erected in Europe during the 18th century.
In 1997, the palace was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site; its nomination described it as "the swan song of the spectacular art of the Baroque, from which it adopted all the features needed to create the illusions of multidirectional space".


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Titian | Danaë and the Shower of Gold, 1560-1565


"The Danaë and the Shower of Gold") comprises at least five oil-on-canvas paintings by the Venetian master Titian🎨, completed between 1540-1570. The works are based on the mythological princess Danaë. According to Ovid she was isolated in a bronze dungeon following a prophecy that her firstborn would eventually kill her father.
Although aware of the consequences, Danaë was seduced and became pregnant by Zeus (in Roman mythology Jupiter), who, inflamed by lust, descended from Mount Olympus to entice her as a shower of gold.


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Karl Bryullov | The Last Day of Pompeii, 1830-33


The Last Day of Pompeii🎨 is a large canvas painting by Russian artist Karl Bryullov🎨 in 1830-33.
Bryullov visited the site of Pompeii in 1828, making numerous sketches depicting the 79 CE Vesuvius eruption🎨.


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Edvard Munch | Evening Talk, 1889

Title: Evening Talk
Author: Edvard Munch🎨 (Norwegian Symbolist / Expressionist painter, 1863-1944)
Date: 1889
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 175,6 x 216 x 9,1 cm
Current location: National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen

Munch’s lifelong obsession with loneliness and psychologically twisted love relationship began with this large picture.
This was the first time that he truly played out the theme that more than anything else infused his depictions of human beings “breathing and feeling, suffering and loving”, to use the artist’s own words.


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