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We all spend about a third of our lives sleeping, although the number of hours that everyone needs is different. The proliferation of activities tends to shorten our sleep. Sleep is the theme of our Advent calendar 2011. Relaxing sleep, sleep as rest, sleep the brother of death, sleep of the child, the animals sleep, sleep as weakness time, the time of dream and nightmare, these are the themes that Western painting has treated . In 24 paintings by great masters or lesser-known artists, we can discover this activity that is an important part of our existence.

Gustave Courbet (1819 - 1877), Le Hamac (The hammock), 1844

– Internet: http://www.be-virtual.ch/adventcalendar/

– Second Life (Monastery): http://slurl.com/secondlife/Monastery/188/126/99

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