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Women of style – Catherine de Medici

We know her as a sinister Queen, “the Italian woman”, a scheming poisoner and a ruthless power player who controlled her sons and gave her daughter a hell of a wedding present - St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre.   Film lovers probably remember Virna Lisi’s rather accurate portrayal...

The Louvre Pyramid

The Louvre Pyramid, an integral part of Paris's Louvre Museum, turns 30 today.   A large glass and metal pyramid designed by Chinese-American award-winning architect I.M. Pei to be the new entrance to the Louvre museum, has become a cherished Paris landmark. But when it was completed...

Heloise and Abelard

Hers was one of the most beautiful and tragic (true) love stories, a model upon which many fictional love stories were later based on. But who was Heloise, the woman whose love affair with Pierre Abelard scandalized the 12th-century world?   Despite being one of the greatest...

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...