Italy and its wealth of historical ruins and art treasures still provides a rich record for visitors tracing man’s journey from prehistory to the present day
English Painter JMW Turner created first and lasting impressions pulsating with light and experience that allow us to feel the warmth and heat of a summer day
French artist Claude Lorrain presented nature and antiquity as more beautiful than it was and the countryside around Rome inspired his poetic rendering of light
Claude Monet’s works give a great first impression of the relationship between art and the beauty and romance of a garden sited in the French landscape.
Louis XIV (1838 – 1715) was known for being dignified, gracious, exquisitely polite and never blamed his generals for a defeat. His reign 1661 – 1715 was of incomparable brilliance. French art and literature flourished and artisans, included the celebrated playwright Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliére (1622-1673), dramatists Pierre Corneille (1606-84)…