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Catherine Bernard

(1663–1712?), French novelist, playwright, and poet. Born in Rouen to a comfortable Huguenot family, she moved to Paris to pursue her literary interests. Bernard wrote four ...

Tuileries

Tuileries  

A French royal residence in Paris built in the 16th century. In June 1792 during the French Revolution crowds forced their way into the palace, and on 10 August it was attacked, the Swiss Guard was ...
Bartolomeo, Fra

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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...by facial expressions of rapt devotion, deeply folded drapery, and an air of gravity and decorum. Fra Bartolomeo's surviving paintings include a Vision of St Bernard ( 1504–7 , Uffizi), God the Father with Mary Magdalene and Catherine of Siena ( 1507 , Villa Guinigi, Lucca), The Madonna in Glory with Saints ( 1512 , Besançon Cathedral), at least two versions of The Mystic Marriage of St Catherine (Louvre, 1511 , and Accademia, Florence, 1512 ), and many Madonnas, often pictured (like those of Raphael ) together with the infant Jesus and his cousin...

Palissy, Bernard

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...for heresy in 1585 and died as a prisoner in the Bastille du Bucy. Little of his pottery has survived intact, but some 5,000 fragments have been excavated from the Tuileries and in land close to the Louvre. MDA ; Marguerite Boudon-Duaner, Bernard Palissy: Le Potier du Roi ( 1989 ); Leonard Amico , Bernard Palissy: In Pursuit of Earthly Paradise ( 1996...

Tuileries gardens

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...plantings. The rectangular compartments of Catherine's gardens contained features such as fountains , a maze , and an enormous sundial . Some compartments contained fruit trees, and there were also trees planted in quincunx (Latin; ‘by fives’), with one tree at each corner and the fifth in the middle; the decussation (if viewed from above) was significant in the numerology of the period, and the feature subsequently appeared in English gardens of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Elsewhere in Catherine's garden there was a ceramic grotto ...

Joan of Arc

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...of Arc or the Maid of Orléans or (French) Jeanne d'Arc or Jeanne la Pucelle ( 1412–31 ), French visionary, born into a peasant family in the village of Domrémy (Champagne). At the age of 13 she began to hear voices which she identified as those of SS Michael , Catherine of Antioch , and Margaret of Antioch . The voices urged her to liberate France from the English, and to that end she was instructed to raise the siege of Orléans and conduct King Charles VII to his coronation at Reims. Having accomplished these tasks she wanted to return home,...

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