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The Painting ‘Allegory of Patience’ by Giorgio Vasari

In this video Matthias Wivel, the Aud Jepsen Curator of 16th-Century Italian Paintings at the National Gallery, explains Giorgio Vasari's 'Allegory of Patience'. Vasari is often called the "father of art history" due to his work, 'Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects', originally published in 1550....
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Societal Celebrations in December

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For hundreds of years, western scholars and painters have debated on Rembrandt’s paintings. His status was finally secured when he became highly praised by Romanticists and Modernists in the second half of the 19th century.

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Early 19th century engraving of the historic Scottish city of Perth showing the Old Bridge over the river Tay. Image obtained from a high resolution scan of an original 19th c. print; engraved by J. Swan after J. Stewart. (Image:© Grian12 | Dreamstime.com)

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Making winter solstice flowers, from the branches of evergreen cedar trees.(Image © rusticwitch | Dreamstime.com)

Societal Celebrations in December

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Early 19th century engraving of the historic Scottish city of Perth showing the Old Bridge over the river Tay. Image obtained from a high resolution scan of an original 19th c. print; engraved by J. Swan after J. Stewart. (Image:© Grian12 | Dreamstime.com)

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The Painting ‘Allegory of Patience’...

In this video Matthias Wivel, the Aud Jepsen Curator of 16th-Century Italian Paintings at the National Gallery, explains Giorgio Vasari's 'Allegory of Patience'. Vasari...
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John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City during the global travel restrictions With the new discovery of Omicron variant, the world leaders react quickly to implement the travel ban on the African nations. The picture shows the airport stuff to examine the travel documents at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. (Image: 176858644 © Pressfoto | Dreamstime.com)

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Wisdom Revealed in Traditional Chinese...

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The Painting ‘Allegory of Patience’...

In this video Matthias Wivel, the Aud Jepsen Curator of 16th-Century Italian Paintings at the National Gallery, explains Giorgio Vasari's 'Allegory of Patience'. Vasari...
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In the Louvre! the Napoleon...

This video shows the Napoleon III apartments, which are an exceptional example of the decorative art of the Second Empire. They were fitted out...
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The Marly Courtyard at the...

  The glazed courtyard of Marly at the Louvre Museum display some of most superior masterpieces of the sculpture under natural light. Marly was once the...
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