Monday, March 09, 2009
How exciting! I just found out that my local musuem, the Portland Art Museum, in conjunction with the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Tours is hosting an exhibition of some of the most sumptuous paintings ever created. "La Volupté du Gout" ("Voluptuous Taste") is comprised of paintings created by 24 of the era’s most important artists patronized by Madame de Pompadour. Madame de Pompdour was an intelligent, talented and beautiful woman who exerted strong cultural, intellectual and political influence at the French court, and was installed as one of the official mistresses of Louis XV from 1745 to 1750. She favored Rococo, so if that is your style, you'll be a happy camper. If you are in the neighborhood and want to go see it, the exhibit runs from Feb. 7, 2009 – May 17, 2009.
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