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The Peacock Room – Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art via The Smithsonian [Shared]

I visited here about 23 years ago and was amazed by the gorgeous room. While it certainly not be to everyone’s taste, the workmanship and design are quite striking. I highly recommend taking a few minutes to enjoy it whenever … Continue reading

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Goofy 18th-Century Self-Portraits by Joseph Ducreux via Kottke [Shared]

Goofy 18th-Century Self-Portraits by Joseph Ducreux Joseph Ducreux was a French painter active in the latter part of the 18th century — he was a portraitist in the court of Louis XVI and continued his career after the French Revolution. … Continue reading

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