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The library at the Château de Chantilly, France; part of the Musée Condé.
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The Village Marriage, by Jean-Baptiste Greuze.
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I would have said that France is one of the countries least in need of discovery, but Graham Robb shows me how very, very wrong I was.
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by Paul Gauguin, 1888. Doing it made my feet cold, so take precautions.
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The Labour of the Months: December.
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by Gustave Caillebotte, 1875.
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Manet’s painting is a beautiful exploration of what it means to see and what it means to gaze. The painting was displayed at the Getty Museum in 2007, and that website has a particularly good collection of art-critical analysis and public reactions. For me, the gripping thing about this picture is how much it draws us into [...]
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The Labour of the Months: October. The crop is being sown in front of the Louvre. As Allen Farber points out, this is a view of the city of Paris in which very few Parisiens can be seen: though the fortress of the Louvre is shown in exacting detail, the peasants working in front of the [...]
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by Paul Cezanne, 1882-85. "He sought to reveal the inner geometry of nature".
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The Labour of the Months: September. The grape harvest at the Château de Saumur.
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