Art Story Walks Blog

Story of a myth: Love and Psyche

A king had three daughters whose youngest, Psyche, was so beautiful that she was compared to Venus herself, whom she would have equalled and even surpassed. Venus, jealous and furious of this comparison, told her son Cupid (Eros or Love) to make Psyche fall in love with the ugliest man on earth, striking her with one of his arrows. But seeing her, Cupid fell in love and instructed Zephir – the god of the westerly wind – to take her to his enchanted palace.

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Focus on: Leonardo da Vinci

In 2019 we celebrate the 500 years anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, one of the most famous artist in the world.  Painter, inventor, engineer, scientist, humanist, philosopher, he is for many a universal spirit, which fascinates even 500 years later. Between the 15th century and the 16th century, he illustrates, and at times incarnates, the Renaissance, with its advances in the artistic field but also in science and, above all, in the scientific approach.

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Close up: Wedding Feast at Cana

This painting by Paolo Veronese being my favorite painting in the Louvre Museum, had to be the first “Close up” artwork. A series of artworks that we will try to describe to you, giving you all the crispy details, and the often forgotten facts!

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On this day : July 14th, 1789

The French national holiday takes place on July 14th, you probably know it . But why this date? If you’re about to answer « Bastille day », well, it’s not completely right…

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