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Art Season Two Switzerland

The Dying Lion of Lucerne

Estimated read time 4 min read

Thorvaldsen’s fame was such that he was often asked to produce commissions for works that seem far removed from his cold Classicism. A example of this is the monument of the Swiss guards, commissioned by the city of Lucerne at the instigation of a former officer of the Swiss guards.

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Art Paintings Season Two

The Art of Adolphe Alexandre Lesrel

Estimated read time 4 min read

Adolphe Alexandre Lesrel was twenty-two when he began his studies with the academic painter, Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904). Like many aspiring painters, he hoped to follow in Gérôme’s footsteps as a history painter of scenes from ancient Greece and Rome.

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Art Paintings Season One

The Enchanted Castle

Estimated read time 3 min read

Threatened with marriage to a monster Psyche, a mortal, is blown away by the West Wind. She awakens near a magical palace and falls in love with Cupid. He makes Psyche promise not to look at his divine face, but she breaks this promise and Cupid abandons her.