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I'm a French teacher who is learning how to garden and cook healthy delicious recipes with what I have grown.

Miserere plates 42 and 43

  Georges Rouault created the Miserere series as a response to World War I.  His aquatint plates depict humanity in a way that uncovers its follys.  For example, one of his paintings is entitled, “We believe ourselves kings.”  This painting … Continue reading

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Is it a pipe or not a pipe? That’s the question…

René Magritte was a Belgian surrealist artist. He was born in 1898 and died in 1967. His mother committed suicide by drowning herself, and is said to be found with her face covered by her dress. Some people suggest that … Continue reading

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Henri Matisse’s Joy of Life

Henri Matisse was a prominent Fauvist painter in France during the late 1800s and early 1900s. The group of painters earned their name when an observer at the Salon noticed the Renaissance style paintings that were surrounded by the modern … Continue reading

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The Death of Sardanapalus

The Death of Sardanapalus is a painting by Eugène Delacroix that was completed around 1827. The painting depicts the death of Sardanapalus’s concubines and the destruction of his possessions. It is based off of a play by Lord Byron that … Continue reading

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The Four Seasons by Nicolas Poussin

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Versailles- where old meets new

Versailles is an example of Louis XIV’s overabundant luxury and a strong demonstration of his absolute power over the country. In adding on to the Palais de Versailles, Louis XIV sought to show the world and his subjects who was … Continue reading

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