READING NOVELS ABOUT THE NAPOLEONIC ERA

The Napoleonic period begins with Napoleon Bonaparte’s rise to power as a general for the French Revolutionary government. He married Josephine de Beauharnais in 1796 and, days later, led the French army when it invaded Italy. He took over the reins of power in France in 1799 and was crowned Emperor in 1804. He conquered much of Europe before the ...

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DRAMATIC AND DYNAMIC ARTWORKS, FOCUSED ON ROMANTICISM AND REALISM

JUAN NOVICIO LUNA 1/4 – That painter was mostly known for his works as being dramatic and dynamic, focusing on romanticism and realism styles of art. He was born in an October day,1857 in the northern Philippines. He became one of the first recognized Philippine artists, not only as a painter, but also sculptor and a political activist. His most ...

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ON THE RIGHT ONE GIRL, A WARRIOR TO THE LEFT – Palazzo Ducale in Venice / Paolo Veronese

The college hall http://palazzoducale.visitmuve.it/en/home/ is one of the most beautiful rooms of the Doge’s palace in Venice. In this place the Doge received ambassadors and foreign dignitaries. Here it perpetuates the memory of an ancient military triumph, through one of the most beautiful paintings of Paolo Veronese: the allegory of the Battle of Lepanto. After more than a century of ...

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NO MORE ARQUEBUSIERS AND GALLEYS, BUT UNDER THE SAME SUN

Departing and arriving by sea from Italy to Greece, you’ll find a handful seven small islands, located right at the entrance of the Gulf of Patras. In the history of these islands there is only one time fixing the reputation of this place: October 7, 1571 (when a Christian fleet walked resolutely toward the mouth of the Gulf). Astakos is ...

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AMERICAN INVENTOR WHO BECAME ART COLLECTOR

He died July 24, 1951, but that American inventor of a mild silver protein anti-infective (compound for mucous membrane tissues), he become noted art collector. When you enter into the Barnes Foundation Galleries, remember that man, born in a distant day in January in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, US) in 1872. Albert Coombs Barnes grew up in in South Philadelphia, where he ...

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DESCRIBING NEW EMOTIONS, WITH A LANGUAGE THAT ARRIVED FROM FAR AWAY

The aim of American imagists poets http://www.psupress.org/books/titles/0-271-02721-5.html was to provide the reader with a landscape of words. A precise and specific description, where each poem was like a part of a painting, with the signing of Ezra Pound and Amy Lowell. Before them, Carl Sandburg wrote poems in a new and original style, depicting the moments of violent verses in ...

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