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A Broken Picture of the Life of Bouguereau

French academic painter, William-Adolphe Bouguereau was born in La Rochelle, France, on 30 November 1825, into a family of wine and olive oil merchants. The family moved to Saint-Martin-de-Ré in 1832. At the age of twelve, Bouguereau went to Mortagne-sur-Gironde … Continue reading

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The Lady and the Unicorn

The Lady and the Unicorn is the modern title given to a series of six tapestries woven in Flanders from wool and silk, from designs drawn in Paris ca 1500. The tapestries were created in the style of mille-fleurs (meaning: … Continue reading

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