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Art Of The Vatican
Nicholas V. founded the Vatican library, but to a great extent the art today in this palace is due to the ceaseless efforts of Sixtus IV.
The Prado Museum - Madrid
The Prado in Madrid contains the greatest collection of paintings in Spain. It is frequently called a congress of masterpieces.
The Art Of The Louvre
The Louvre was once a French palace; its history is lost in uncertainty, yet modern investigation has cleared up many facts in connection with the contributions and changes made in the building itself by succeeding kings.
German Art Galleries
We are particularly concerned with German art as it is revealed by the German art galleries, and three of Durer's Crucifixion, a portrait of Bernard van Orley and the Dresden altar-may be seen.
Michael Angelo
Michael Angelo Buonarroti, greatest of all sculptors, was born of Florentine parents in 1475.
Raphael
Raphael was born in 1483, near Florence. His father was an artist, and when a young lad, Raphael worked in his father's studio, grinding colors and cleaning brushes.
Botticelli
Botticelli was born in Florence in 1447. He studied with Filippo Lippi, but he was endowed with a fine feeling and sensitive nature that his teacher never possessed.
Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci studied with the best artists of the age, but he soon surpassed them all. He was chosen by the Duke of Milan to dwell at his court, paint pictures, make bronze statues, draw up fortifications, and fill many functions.
St. Mark's Church - Venice
The vast tower of St. Mark seems to lift itself visibly forth from the level field of chequered stones; and, on each side, the countless arches prolong themselves into ranged symmetry.
The Tower Of London
Half a mile below London Bridge, on ground which was once a bluff, commanding the Thames from St. Saviour's Creek to St. Olave's Wharf, stands the Tower; a mass of ramparts, walls, and gates, the most ancient and most poetic pile in Europe.
The Cathedral Of Antwerp
I was awakened this morning with the chime which the Antwerp Cathedral clack plays at half hours.
Principles Of Politeness
Politeness is one of those social virtues which we never estimate rightly but from the inconvenience of its loss.
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