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Under the Lamp by Marie Bracquemond (1887) Art

Under the Lamp by Marie Bracquemond (1887)

Who was Marie Bracquemond? Marie Bracquemond (1840 – 1916) was a French Impressionist artist, who was described retrospectively by Henri Focillon in 1928 as one of “les trois grandes dames” [ … ]

Brooklyn Bridge, one of the oldest bridges in the USA

The Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge in New York City and is one of the oldest bridges in the United States. Started in 1869 and completed fourteen (14) years later in 1883, it connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning [ … ]

Culture's Ways The Sleeping Gypsy, painting by Henri Rousseau (1897) Art

The Sleeping Gypsy, painting by Henri Rousseau (1897)

The Sleeping Gypsy is an 1897 oil painting by French Naïve artist Henri Rousseau (1844–1910). It is a fantastical depiction of a lion musing over a sleeping woman on a moonlit night.   What is the Sleeping [ … ]

The Great Pyramid of Giza and its mysteries

The Great Pyramid of Giza also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. It is the oldest [ … ]

Welcome to the Vatican Secret Archives…

The Vatican Secret Archives is the central repository in the Vatican City for all of the acts promulgated by the Holy See.   What is the Vatican Secret Archives? The Pope, as Sovereign of Vatican City and having primal incumbency, [ … ]