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  • Susanna and the Elders | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    they are acting One of them slides his hand towards the woman s breast And what is the other one doing with his right hand resting on the fountain and his left what is happening there And the delightful faun sculpted like a figurehead observes the scene with a smile indeed it s not the little dog hidden under Susanna s skirt that will defend her virtue Leaving the story aside Veronese manages here to create various shades of yellowish and greenish grey tones rising up behind the reds and pinks of the garments lending an unspeakable tinge of melancholy to the Venetian sky The artist Paolo Caliari was born in Verona in 1528 from which he derived his nickname Veronese Yet despite his birthplace and moving late to Venice probably in 1557 he is a true Venetian painter one of the greatest exponents of what is termed the Late Renaissance along with his two contemporaries Titian and Tintoretto Like the latter Veronese painted in a Mannerist style as opposed to the refined masterful Classicist style that Titian still represented A supreme colorist skilful at trompe l œil and a lover of architecture his father was a stonecutter Veronese excelled

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/susanna-elders-veronese.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Gabrielle d'Estrées and one of her sisters | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    the exhibition Bathing The work This picture painted around 1594 belongs to the second Fontainebleau school It shows Gabrielle d Estrées who was Henri IV s mistress together with her sister the Duchess of Villars in the bath But is it really her sister Probably since the two women look alike But what about that gesture The pinching of the nipple could signify that Gabrielle is pregnant a supposition corroborated by the maidservant in the background sewing a layette but is it really a layette And what of the ring Gabrielle who was waiting for the King to repudiate his official wife Marguerite de Valois had three children by him and died before the age of thirty while pregnant with her fourth child in 1599 So Never mind apart from its mysterious subject this work displays a somewhat mediocre technique The artist This painting is by an anonymous artist The Louvre where it is kept attributes it to a painter from the Fontainebleau School There were two the first during the reign of François I was made up of Italian Primatice Rosso Fiorentino and French artists Caron Dumoutier Delaune who had come to decorate the Château de Fontainebleau a true

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/gabrielle-estrees.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Procession of the Holy League in the Streets of Paris | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    work in the exhibition The Street The artist François Bunel was born in Blois around 1552 the son of the painter known as Bunel The Elder whose first name was also François In 1583 he took up a position as painter and manservant to the King of Navarre who would later become Henri IV Although Bunel produced portraits of the King before 1583 as seen in a picture of a

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/procession-league-street-paris.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Brother Bacon, English Alchemist, Balancing the Elements | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    The alchemist Michael Maier was born at the end of the 16th century in the north of what is now Germany After attaining a doctorate in medicine at Rostock he became personal physician and private secretary to Rudolf II grandson of Charles V living in Prague Maier benefited from the interest of the prince and later his successor in the occult sciences and alchemy During his lifetime he published some

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/brother-bacon-alchemist.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Susanna at her Bath | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    is a late work of Rubens and reveals all that made his reputation the flamboyant colors he borrowed from the Venetians mainly Titian whose work he discovered when he traveled in Italy between 1600 and 1608 and the sensual baroque style that decorative luxury that so impressed Renoir As in Rembrandt s work Susanna is looking at the viewer who going by the enthusiasm of the elders the position of the lady and the ambiguous gesture of her right hand is about to witness coitus We are invited As with Rembrandt here we are dealing above all with desire and looking in other words with portrayal The artist Born in Westphalia in 1577 his father had fled Antwerp when Flanders was in the grip of the religious wars Peter Paul Rubens moved to Antwerp in 1589 where he was an apprentice in various painters studios All his life he was to pursue two lines of work simultaneously painting and diplomacy The first brought him wealth and fame His studio in Antwerp was well known and employed painters who were themselves well known like Jordaens Snyders and even Anton Van Dyck who was his first assistant between 1610 and 1614 The

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/susanna-rubens.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Susanna and the Elders | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    are shown imposing themselves on the lady Curiously Susanna does not appear panic stricken Her hands are joined in a gesture of prayer that looks like she is about to dive in the water And she is the one looking She is looking at the viewer that is Rembrandt himself perhaps seeking his permission Unless she has realized that she was being spied on by the viewer who as a result finds himself in the role of one of the elders But the elders are fictitious painted figures colored ordered matter Who then is the real voyeur in this story The artist Rembrandt was born in Leiden the Netherlands on July 15 1606 his name van Rijn meaning near the Rhine in reference to his birthplace Following his apprenticeship he opened a studio in Leiden was soon successful and moved to Amsterdam in 1631 Equally well known as a painter and an engraver a master of the technique of chiaroscuro Rembrandt injected new life into the painting of his time The Night Watch 1641 Until his death on October 4 1669 he painted more than six hundred pictures richly colored in his youth dark sober and intimist in the 1640s

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/susanna-rembrandt.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Pont Neuf, seen from the entrance to Place Dauphine | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    Friends of the mheu Back to the timeline Previous Next Pont Neuf seen from the entrance to Place Dauphine anonymous c 1679 68cm x 88cm oil on canvas Paris Musée Carnavalet RMN Agence Bulloz View this work in the exhibition

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/pont-neuf.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • The colporteur | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    the mheu Back to the timeline Previous Next The colporteur anonymous Ecole Française 17th century oil on canvas 72cm x 85cm Paris Musée des Civilisations de l Europe et de la Méditerranée MuCEM RMN Jean Schormans View this work in

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