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What’s in a name…

Rose has always been a used as a symbol, most often a symbol of the feminine principle, divine love and later, in the 19th and most notably 20th century an important symbol of a fight for women’s rights and anti-authoritarian associations.   It was one of the...

Christine de Pizan

Christine de Pizan was a prolific medieval French author of dozens of manuscripts and poems, most notable are the ones where she championed women - The Book of the City of Ladies and The Treasure of the City of Ladies.   She is considered the first professional...

Alexandre Dumas

The legend has it that when his character Porthos died in The Three Musketeer’s final installment - The Vicomte of Bragelonne, the whole Paris knew of it and mourned him as Alexandre Dumas walked the streets of French capital crying “I killed Porthos!”   Parisians watched in...

Angelique

For any avid reader, visiting a city or a country through a book is sometimes the best way to travel. From the comfort of your favorite chair, you can walk the streets your favorite characters walked, dwell in the same places they’ve been, get to...

Hildegard von Bingen

Hildegard von Bingen was a 12thcentury Benedictine abbess, composer, writer, philosopher, mystic, healer.  In a time and in a world dominated by men, she founded the monasteries, composed liturgical drama and songs, wrote botanical, medicinal and theological texts, supervised illuminations and invented a language.   She was...

Modigliani’s Nudes

If there was ever a painting or a theme that embodies perfectly all the craft, mastery, beauty, sensuality and uniqueness of a painter, then those are female nudes by Amadeo Modigliani.   During his tragically short, turbulent but productive life, Modigliani created at least 26 reclining female...

Women of style – Eleanor of Aquitaine

Beautiful, smart and educated.  A ruler of two countries well versed in the matters of the state. Patron of arts and church. An army leader. Crusader.  A lover. Spouse. Friend. Enemy. Schemer.   She was an epitome of a badass before the word, the notion existed. In...

Still Life with Apples and Oranges

  Images taken from: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pommes_et_oranges_-_Paul_C%C3%A9zanne.jpg   Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) was a French artist and Post -Impressionist painter whose work laid foundations for a radically different art world of the 20th century through his usage of planes of color and building up complex fields.   Although he studied art in Paris,...

The Angelus by Jean-Francois Millet

  Images taken from https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?search=angelus+millet&title=Special%3ASearch&go=Go#/media/File:Jean-Fran%C3%A7ois_Millet_Angelus.jpg   The Angelus is probably Jean-Francois Millet’s most famous work and one of the greatest French paintings of the nineteenth century.   Although it was one of the most widely reproduced religious paintings of the 19th century, with prints hanging in thousands of households across...

The Sower by Jean-Francoise Millet

images taken from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jean-Fran%C3%A7ois_Millet_-_The_Sower_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg   The Sower is one of Jean-Francois Millet’s most famous paintings, an early masterpiece and a part of an iconic trio that includes The Gleaners and The Angelus.   Millet at first studied painting of portraits at Cherbourg but soon he specialized in another type...