Category Archives: Milon de Croton at the Court of Louis XIV

Hubert Robert, the Poet of Destruction

I don’t know how many paintings of Hubert Robert there are at the Louvre, but I have heard someone mentioning two hundred drawings. Prolific. There should be enough for every museum in the country, and many of them do have … Continue reading

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Milon de Crotone

All art, no matter how avantgarde and difficult, sooner or later becomes kitsch. And then there are pieces that are kitsch from day one and they make you wonder. Milon de Croton, a frequent medalist of the Olympic Games, stuffed … Continue reading

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