The WOW Factor of 19th Century European Art PART II: They’re some of the most beautiful paintings I’ve ever seen!
THE SCHAEFFER GALLERY
I’m not even surprised about what I felt when I saw all those paintings! My world just stopped when I was looking at each painting – it was like watching a Dolce and Gabbana, Dior, Chanel, Bottega Veneta or Louis Vuitton Fashion Show! BREATH-TAKING! Every painting signified romanticism, chivalry, beauty, class, elegance and inspiration. I’m so proud that my grandma is half-spanish – at least I have a drop of that blood! Looking at those magnificent pieces makes me feel I’m seeing the heart of Europe. I’ve always wanted to go so I’m sure I’ll get there someday, one way or another!
My Favorite Story: Galesus was the handsomest son of a noble Cypriot named Aristippus, but so uncouth and uneducated in his ways that he was known as Cimon (meaning “brute”). One afternoon he came across a girl, Iphigenia, asleep with her slaves in a meadow and became transfixed by her beauty. His love for Iphigenia caused Cimon to abandon his boorish ways and to acquire the accomplishments fitting to the nobility of his station.
My Favorite Story: Diogenes is the most famous of the Cynic philosophers. He pursued the ideal of eliminating non-essential luxuries, thus choosing to live not in a house but in a large tub. Supposedly he would stalk the streets of Athens at night with the lantern vainly searching for an honest man.
THE OLDEST OF THEM ALL! WOW!