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Most viewed kiss

We have published all the paintings presented in the exhibition “The Kiss” in the Flickr group of the Monastery and we have linked every painting to the corresponding picture. This allows us to know the most viewed paintings of the exhibition. Here is the top 3:

The last kiss from Romeo to Juliet, Francesco Hayez

The last kiss from Romeo to Juliet, Francesco Hayez

Francesco Hayez (1791 – 1882) was an Italian painter (Romanticism), renowned for his grand historical paintings, political allegories and exceptionally fine portraits. His other painting named “The Kiss” is also very well-kown.

The Triumph of venus, Angelo Bronzino

The Triumph of venus, Angelo Bronzino

Agnolo di Cosimo (1503 – 1572), usually known as Il Bronzino, or Agnolo Bronzino was an Italian Mannerist painter from Florence. Around 1546, Bronzino was commissioned to create a painting which has come to be known as “Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time” or “An Allegory of Venus and Cupid”.
This painting is an allegory. It doesn’t represent a scenery from the mythology, but different characters and their relations.

The first kiss, William Bouguereau

The first kiss, William Bouguereau

William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825 – 1905) was a French academic painter. He was very famous in his time but today his subject matter and technique receive relatively little attention compared to the popularity of the Impressionists.

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Once upon a time, there were three little rabbits … so starts the story. Visit now the courtyard of the Monastery and meet the three little rabbits, the hen and the rooster.

Three little rabbits in the courtyard of the Monastery

Little Rabbit in the grass

Chicken and rooster

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Less than one month before Easter. It’s time to get ready. The Monastery is hosting a contest of egg painting. The rules are easy and everyone can participate. The most beautiful egg will get 1000 L$.

An egg, three rabbits and spring flowers

Rules

1. Buy an egg for 0 L$ at the Monastery
2. Prepare a texture and set it to the egg. The texture must be original. It must have one or several patterns that are repeated on the egg. The texture must be related to the theme of Easter.
3. Give a copy of your egg to Arria Perreault (non modif, copy, non transf) until the 25th March 2010.
4. A jury of three persons will determine the most beautiful egg. The most beautiful egg is awarded with 1000 L$.
5. No appeal of the decision of the jury is possible.
6. Everyone can participate, except the Curator of the Monastery and the members of the jury.
7. The most beautiful eggs will be exhibited in the Easter exhibition of the Monastery.

More information: Arria Perreault

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