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Baptismal Font at St Bartholomew’s Church – Top 8 Facts

If you plan to visit the city of Liège in southeastern Belgium, then you surely have to enter a fascinating church just north of the city’s historical heart. Here you can find one of the most remarkable Romanesque artworks ever produced, a baptismal font that can be described as the epitome of Mosan art. This …

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Hercules and Cacus by Baccio Bandinelli – Top 8 Facts

You will hardly find a better place to admire sculptures than in the streets and squares of Florence, the capital city of the Tuscany region in central Italy. Not all statues in Florence are original ones because several have been placed in Florentine museums. This doesn’t apply to this one decorating the historical heart of …

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Bust of Pope Gregory XV by Bernini – Top 8 Facts

When this Italian artist started carving figures out of small marble blocks, he was instantly recognized as a wunderkind. Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) lived up to his father’s expectations when he was still a child because he became one of the greatest Baroque sculptors in history. He moved from Naples to Rome as a child …

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10 Famous Artworks at the Musée Jacquemart-André

There are so many famous museums in Paris that you can easily overlook some gems that are not so well-known by the general public. One of these was established in a private residence that served to house the collection of the son of a wealthy banking family in the French capital. Édouard André (1833–1894) and …

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8 Facts About The Seated Scribe (Ancient Egyptian Sculpture)

The incredible gaze of this amazing sculpture at the Louvre wouldn’t make you think that it probably depicts a man who lived over 4,500 years ago. This is not the only amazing fact about this ancient Egyptian artwork as you’ll soon discover in this article. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most …

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The Well of Moses by Claus Sluter – Top 8 Facts

One of the greatest sculptural achievements of the late Middle Ages can be found in a city that was once the Burgundian capital in modern-day France. The Well of Moses is an incredible Gothic artwork that is unique in many ways. It’s incomplete today but it provides great insight into how the transition between the …

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Stavelot Triptych – Top 8 Facts about the Mosan Masterpiece

If you visit one of the most stunning libraries in the United States, you also have the chance to admire one of the most amazing Romanesque artworks in the world. Considered to be an absolute masterpiece of Medieval art, this relatively small shrine has a history that goes back to the 12th century. Let’s take …

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Top 10 Famous Sculptures at the Vatican Museums

When an ancient sculpture was discovered in Rome in the early 16th century, the new Pope decided to buy it and put it on public display. The year was 1506 and Pope Julius II hired some of the most famous artists in history to produce art for his collection. He also acquired many sculptures and …

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