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Check Out These Old Postcards Of Louvre Artworks in Paris

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1.   Who was Mona Lisa?  At the age of 15, real-life Lisa Gherardini married Florentine merchant Francesco del Giocondo – who traded in female slaves shipped in from North Africa, Mona Lisa posed with a dark smile because she was married off to a slave trader at just 15, a new book which investigated her family background suggests.

Lisa Gherardini, the real-life model who posed for Leonardo da Vinci’s iconic painting, was pushed into a wedding with wealthy Florentine merchant Francesco del Giocondo.

He “regularly bought” slave girls and shipped them over from North Africa before he converted them to Christianity, with many working as maids in the del Giocondo household in Florence.  As Recorded in this article

Mona Lisa was assessed at US$100 million on December 14, 1962.

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Postcard of Mona Lisa

2. Who was Whistler’s Mother?   Painting done by James Whistler and American Artist.  Paint by most of his Mother.  It is 56″ x 64″  close to being life size.  It is recorded that she began standing, but because of her age was too difficult for the needed time, so then changed to sitting pose.   She was widowed at 45 and then in 1864 moved to London, to be closer to her son who was immersing himself in the painter’s lifestyle.  She was not only featured on a 1934 stamp but also inspired an 8-foot-tall bronze statue erected high on a hill overlooking Ashland, Pennsylvania.  In 2003 the painting was estimated to be worth 30 Million English Pounds – 37.5 Million US

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Postcard of Whistler’s Mother

3.  Facts about Nike Greek Goddess of Victory.    standing 8 feet tall, the Winged Victory of Samothrace is one of the most emblematic works in the Louvre, and one of the most impressive. A legacy of the artwork of Ancient Greece.  She was made of Marble.  about 220 BC.   18 feet tall, thought possible to be on the Bow of a ship.  Historians think she was carved to honor a great Naval Battle.   I could not find anyone who has assigned a Dollar Value to this artwork.

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Postcard Statue

4.  Facts about Aphrodite Venus de Milo?  The Venus de Milo has no arms but this does not retract in any way from its beauty. Discovered in 1820, it was offered to King Louis XIII who gave it to the Louvre Museum. It is one of the most famous representations of the goddess Venus (Aphrodite to the Greeks).  Thought to be sculpted by Praxiteles around 130 BC,  In WWII she was taken to French Countryside to protect from being pillaged.  She is 6′ 8″ tall.    She is in the Louvre Museum, French Musée du Louvre, official name Great Louvre, French Grand Louvre, national museum and art gallery of France, housed in part of a large palace in Paris that was built on the right-bank site of the 12th-century fortress of Philip Augustus. It is the world’s most-visited art museum, with a collection that spans work from ancient civilizations to the mid-19th century.

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Vintage Postcard France Paris Statue of Venus missing arms sculpture

5.  L’ermitage 

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6.    Who was Ferdinand Foch?  Statues of Les Invalides

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferdinand_Foch

 

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Tomb of Napoleon Bonapart

  7.    Who was the Bohemian?   Painting from Painter Bouguereau, It was completed in 1890. A young woman sits with her violin tucked in her lap with the Notre Dame cathedral faint in the distance.  She was also used the young lady, in his second painting “The Shepherdess”  in 2019 it was sold for 650,000 US

 

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Postcards of Bouguereau Painting of French Woman The Bohemian

8.  Who is Sheafbinder ?   It was painted in 1889 by Vincent van Gogh, In a moment of instability, he cut off his right ear and gave it to a prostitute,  He died in France at the age of 37 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.   It followed severe depression and poverty.   In just over a decade he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of them in the last two years of his life.   Earlier he spent two years as a protestant in Southern Belgium as a Missionary.

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Postcard of Sheafbinder Vincent Van Gogh

9.  When was this Portrait in Queen Victoria’s Life?    She was raised by Her Mother and moved to take the throne when she was 18.   She had 9 Children by Prince Albert.  She was affectionately called the Grandmother of Europe”  Prince Albert died in 1861, Queen Victoria being at age of 42, this plunged her into a deep depression.  She reigned for 63 years.

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Postcard of Painting of Queen Victoria

10.    Who is Bacchus God of Wine?  Painted in 1627 – Painted by Bacchante, Greek God called Dionysus, God of Wine and Agriculture.  Her Holding of Grapes has led people to see her as in a drunken state, also her eating them with small monkey or ape.  Right now in John Paul Getty Museum.  Sold in 1984 but could not find the Selling Price.

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Postcard Bucchante Bacchus God of Wine

 

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