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  • Louis XIV's bathtub | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    Museum of the Urban Environment Friends of the mheu Back to the timeline Previous Next Louis XIV s bathtub anonymous 17th century Versailles Versailles and Trianon Palaces RMN Droits réservés View this work in the exhibition Bathing Contact Friends of

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/bathtub-louis-xiv.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Prometheus Uses Fire to Give Life to His Clay Statue | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    it is Sylvain Kespern who gave rightful ownership of this Prometheus to Jacques Stella The very theme of this painting has been debated as it can be confused with the myth of the Cypriot sculptor Pygmalion trying to bring life to Galatea his beloved statue If Prometheus is often represented in his moment of torture having his liver eaten by an eagle inflicted by Zeus his representation in the gift of fire is rare It symbolizes the emancipation of men from a savage existence through the provision of fire and advancements in technology If the choice of theme is original its treatment however is characteristic of the great seventeenth century French painting as is the glance straight towards us of the statue which becomes a woman The artist Born in Lyon in 1596 into a family of artists and art dealers Jacques Stella began his training as a painter under the tutorage of his father François Stella After a long stay in Florence and Rome he returned to France and settled in Paris as a painter of King Louis XIII in 1635 As such he participated with his colleagues Nicolas Poussin and Simon Vouet in the decoration of the chapel

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/prometheus-stella.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Susanna and the Elders | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    the painting are soft and subtle unquestionably Venetian The background with its pale green and blue sky works particularly well and proves that the painter was a skilled decorative artist Pellegrini is a minor painter but his palette is thought perhaps to have influenced that of the younger Tiepolo born in Venice in 1696 The artist Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini is what is termed a Rococo painter to avoid using the

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/susanna-pellegrini.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Inside a Kitchen | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    us the inside of the kitchens especially the preparation of the meats which were boiled or roasted at length at the time This atypical representation of domestic work shows the influence of the artist s father Giuseppe Maria Crespi was one of the first famous painters to depict scenes of daily life a genre reserved until then to minor artists The artist Antonio Crespi born in Bologna in the early

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/inside-cuisine.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • The Basin of San Marco on Ascension Day | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    the Doge drops a gold ring into the water to symbolize the marriage of Venice to the sea an opportunity to include a number of colorful details much appreciated by art collectors The artist Canaletto 1697 1768 The painter Canaletto was famous for his vedute views of Venice Very much in fashion in the 18 th century they offer a virtually topographical representation of the landscape enhanced by an undeniably

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/basin-san-marco.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • View of the Neva downstream between the Winter Palace and the Academy of Sciences | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    mheu Back to the timeline Previous Next View of the Neva downstream between the Winter Palace and the Academy of Sciences Grigory Kachalov 1753 etching 140cm X 52cm Hermitage Museum Saint Petersburg Russia wikicommons View this work in the exhibition

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/saint-petersburg.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Map of Philadelphia and the surrounding area | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    Friends of the mheu Back to the timeline Previous Next Map of Philadelphia and the surrounding area Jacques Nicolas Bellin 1764 engraving 27cm X 22cm Bibliothèque Nationale de France BnF View this work in the exhibition Babel to Dubai Urban

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/philadelphia.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • First Ascension in a Free Balloon by Pilâtre de Rozier and the Marquis d'Arlandes | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    Urban Environment Friends of the mheu Back to the timeline Previous Next First Ascension in a Free Balloon by Pilâtre de Rozier and the Marquis d Arlandes anonymous 1783 print Roger Viollet View this work in the exhibition Fire Contact

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/hot-air.htm (2016-04-28)
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