Quarante-trois portraits de peintres de l'atelier de Charles Gleyre

Forty three portraits of painter

The Forty- three portraits of painters of the studio Charles Gleyre is an art work you can see at Le Petit Palais in Paris. Claude Monet, Frederic Bazille, Alfred Sisley and Auguste Renoir, they all…

Anges - stuc

Francois I Gallery – Palace of Fontainebleau

Francis I of France gallery is located on the first floor of the Château de Fontainebleau. Like most large rooms pageantry, it is richly decorated with wood paneling and stucco that are rarely photographed in…

Figurine votive romaine

Roman Votive Miniatures

God, athlete or family member The votive figurines have existed since prehistoric times but will take their large scale expansions among the Greeks. Made of terracotta, the Tanagras had a craze that exceeded the borders…

Les trois Grâces

The Three Graces

The three daughters of Jupiter, Thalie, Euphrosyne and Aglaia represent abundance, joy and splendor, respectively. The three Graces are positive symbols representing happiness, fertility, beauty and creativity as much for the Romans as for the…


Venus, Goddess of Love

Venus, the goddess of love and fertility, venerated by the Romans her cult was assimilated to that of Aphrodite among the Greeks. Patroness of the city of Pompei under the name of Venus Fisica Pompeiana,…

Torse d'homme - Haut-Empire romain

Torso of man-high-Roman Empire

Man’s torso – Marble – High Roman Empire 2nd centuries BC J. -C … Here is another example of a Roman copy of Greek sculpture, from the 5th century BC. J. -C. in that case….

Ecce Agnus Dei

Ecce Agnus Dei – Behold the Lamb of God – Baciccio

Ecce Agnus Dei by Giovanni Battista Gaulli, dit Baciccio, around 1695-1700. This work illustrates a very young Saint John the Baptist pointing directly at Christ rather than the Lamb of the parable. Under the wing…

Rentrée de la moisson

Re-entry of the harvest – Bloemaert

Return of the harvest of Abraham Bloemaert, around 1625-1630. Initially a Mannerist moving towards classicism, this Dutch painter had a Caravaggesque period following the contact with this style around 1620. This painting resulting from his…