Location City: Paris

















Glass fills a staggering three quarters of this chapel’s walls. The entire building serves as a reliquary for the crown of thorns.

Sainte-Chapelle, Paris



Lacking access to the cafes and bars male Impressionists painted, Morisot mastered intimate domestic interiors.

Berthe Morisot, The Cradle




Preparations for a Sacrifice, fragment from an architectural relief, c. mid-first century C.E., marble, 172 x 211 cm / 67¾ x 83⅛ inches (Musée du Louvre, Paris)
Animal sacrifice played an important role in ancient Roman religion, but what was involved in the preparation?

Preparations for a Sacrifice



Locomotives and tracks (detail), Claude Monet, The Gare Saint-Lazare (or Interior View of the Gare Saint-Lazare, the Auteuil Line), 1877, oil on canvas, 75 x 104 cm (Musée d'Orsay)
Hazy with smoke, the architecture of the train station and technology of the iron engine dissolve before our eyes.

Monet, The Gare Saint-Lazare