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Jean Baptiste Lully – Noble Simplicity and Quiet Greatness

Jean Baptiste Lully – Noble Simplicity and Quiet Greatness

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From 1672 French composer Jean Baptiste Lully was in charge of musical life at court and left a legacy of style at the foundation of traditions in French music

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Jeanne Antoinette Marquise de Pompadour – Woman of Influence

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French painter François Boucher produced many of the images we have of Jeanne Antoinette, Marquise de Pompadour, official Mistress of King Louis XV of France

Bulgari Art Award – The New Round Room by Michael Zavros

Bulgari Art Award – The New Round Room by Michael Zavros

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Dr Michael Brand, director of the Art Gallery of NSW, has unveiled one of Australia’s significant young realist painters Michael Zavros’ new work, The Round Room. which has entered the Gallery’s collection having won the inaugural Bulgari Art Award. Julie Ann Morrison, managing director, Bulgari Australia, said: ‘It is Bulgari’s…

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The Mistress & The Consort – Paying the Wages of Beauty

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Louis XVI’s Queen Marie Antoinette and Louis XV’s consort Madame du Barry lived at a time of society scandal and political turmoil, paying the wages of beauty