When you get outside Paris, you will find Romanesque and Gothic churches of astounding beauty. In Paris, there's the Louvre, but make time for smaller museums, like the Musée Moreau and churches like Saint-Sulpice (where you can see newly-restored paintings by Delacroix).
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The total or partial destruction of churches by fire was a fairly common occurrence in medieval Europe.
Even almost 950 years after its construction was begun, St. Sernin remains a religious structure that awes and inspires the pilgrims who still visit.
Francis had great reason to emphasize his wealth and magnanimity. For years he had been at war with the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V, a gamble that continued to go poorly for the French king.
For 19th century viewers, Delacroix seemed fearless in his ability to create dramatic images painted with an intensity of color and expression that no one else could match.
This mask is a rare document of the Dada movement and an embodiment of the so-called “approximate man.”
Introducing a lavish altarpiece with vibrant images. Exploring the narrative and visual threads that connect its featured stories.
The most recognizable prehistoric works of art are cave paintings—often located deep within narrow passageways and larger caverns.
The fire that engulfed the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris was a terrible tragedy—though not an unusual one.
This portrait of an unnamed woman speaks volumes about slavery, politics, and gender in revolutionary France.
Delacroix's unusual choice of scenes in these murals bewildered critics for over a century.
A century before democracy was tested by social media gone rogue, Hausmann understood the dark side of technology.
Such a tease! This ambiguous portrait plays psychological and optical games with the viewer.