Tag Archives: Academie de Beaux-Arts

C’est gros comme une maison

Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild’s Villa and Gardens on the Cap Ferrat peninsula on the Côte d’Azur is an absolute gem.  Béatrice was a member of the Rothschild banking family; when she was only 19, she married an older friend of … Continue reading

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Fête galante

French Rococo painter Antoine Watteau was born on October 10, 1684. He was born in humble, provincial circumstances and lived a short, illness-plagued life, yet his influence on European art was enormous. Watteau invented the fête galante (fet galahnt) or … Continue reading

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