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Roman Pleasures In France
That of Nimes, France is the best preserved of all the Roman amphitheatres.
Roman Monuments In France
Spring hesitated on the verge of coming to Provence, France and the delta of the Rhone.
Aigues-Mortes, France
Aigues-Mortes has not the beauty Carcassonne derives from its marvellous situation. It has fewer towers and less fantasy.
Arles, France
The day I arrived in Arles was gorgeously hot and sunny. I had come by road across a plain rich with blossom, where it was hard to believe the mistral ever blew.
The Camargue
In Roman times the greater part of the Ile de la Camargue may have been good dry land, without lagoons or marsh.
Every traveller in France is familiar, or ought to be familiar, with the useful institution called the Syndicat d'Initiative.
Provencal Cities
The main road from Arles to Salon runs almost dead straight for forty kilometres, across the level desert called the Crau.
Palm And Pine
This is the famous Cote d'Azur, the land of romance and passion, rivalled only by Egypt and the South Seas as a setting for the novelette.
Winter Quarters
Hyeres is the oldest, and by reputation the most English, of winter resorts in France.
The Cote Des Maures
There is an air of liberty and friendliness about Provence, in those regions where popularity has not destroyed its character.
Past And Present
St Tropez is spiritually the end of the Cote des Maures, though geographically the region extends to the Argens.
Blue Train Cities And Antipolis
Cannes is a holiday resort, but Nice, which is even more beautifully situated, is a town in which an epicure might choose to live.
Music In Monte Carlo, Full Spring In Provence
Monte Carlo is a place that requires to be seen to be believed. There is nothing in the world like it.
Little is actually known of the life of Phidias, but Alma Tadema's picture easily convinces us that thus the great sculptor displayed to his friends and patrons his completed handiwork.
Pausias, an eminent painter who flourished nearly coeval with Polygnotus, lived and worked in Sicyon, the capital of the most ancient kingdom of Greece, several hundred years before our era.
WHEN the late Lord Leighton was about eighteen years old, he painted a picture of Cimabue finding Giotto at the moment when the young shepherd was busy drawing one of his flock with a sharp stone on a smooth slab of rock.
Fra Angelico
Fra Giovanni Angelico da Fiesole . . . was no less preeminent as a painter and miniaturist than as a religious. . . .
Hugo Van Der Goes
IN the Hospital of Santa Maria Nuova at Florence, founded by Folco Portinari, the father of Dante's Beatrice, is preserved a large altar-piece by Hugo Van der Goes.
Leonardo Da Vinci
The residence assigned to Leonardo was in the town of Amboise, the cradle of the first colony of artists summoned to France by Charles VIII., and the favorite dwelling-place of Francis I.
THE date of Raphael's arrival in Rome, and who it was that summoned him thither, are alike unknown. It was probably early in 1509 when he began his work in the Eternal City.
Bellini, while paying a visit to Durer, asked, as a special mark of affection, for one of the brushes used by the latter in painting hair.
THE meagre records of Correggio's life do not tell us much of the man who spent his years peacefully at work at Parma, far from the great centres of Italian art.
Michael Angelo
IT is said that, being asked by a priest why he had never married, Michael Angelo replied: I have only too much of a wife in this art of mine. She has always kept me struggling on.
ONE of the most remarkable autobiographies ever given to the .world is that written by Benvenuto Cellini.
Few artists have reached the age allotted to Titian, whom Death passed by until he lacked but about a year of being a century old.
IF the Bastile still existed, no spot within its massive walls would be more worthy of note than the cell wherein Bernard Palissy breathed his last, a victim of religious intolerance.
Cogniet's striking picture of Tintoretto painting a portrait of his daughter, as she lies dead before him, hangs in the Museum of Bordeaux.
Of course, as Callot grew up, he began to manifest his love for art in the usual orthodox manner. Giotto neglected his sheep for his drawing, and Gainsborough put landscape sketches into his copy-book .
Two happy marriages fell to the lot of Rubens. His first union was with Isabella Brant, and took place in 1609, when the painter was thirty-two and his bride eighteen years old.
THE face of the artist in Papperitz's picture of Brauwer is so kindly and pleasant that one is glad to believe the latest accounts of him.
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