Vénus de Milo de Leconte de Lisle

  Portrait of Leconte de Lisle by Blanquer Jacques-Léonard *** Charles Marie René Leconte de Lisle (22 October 1818 – 17 July 1894) was a French poet of the Parnassian movement. He is traditionally known by his surname only, Leconte de Lisle. *** Vénus de Milo  Marbre sacré, vêtu de force et de génie, Déesse…… Continue reading Vénus de Milo de Leconte de Lisle

Personality … Aelbert Jacobsz Cuyp

*** Aelbert Jacobsz Cuyp (October 20, 1620 – November 15, 1691) was one of the leading Dutch landscape painters of the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century. The most famous of a family of painters, the pupil of his father Jacob Gerritsz Cuyp (1594–1651/52), he is especially known for his large views of the…… Continue reading Personality … Aelbert Jacobsz Cuyp

Personality of the Day

Thomas Love Peacock (18 October 1785 – 23 January 1866) was an English novelist, poet, and official of the East India Company. He was a close friend of Percy Bysshe Shelley and they influenced each other’s work. Peacock wrote satirical novels, each with the same basic setting: characters at a table discussing and criticising the…… Continue reading Personality of the Day