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Marie-Madeleine Renauld

Marie-Madeleine Renauld
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Marie-Madeleine is a contributing writer and antique furniture restorer. She holds an MA and BA in Art History and Archaeology from the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL), Belgium. She also followed training in antique furniture restoration. In her free time, she enjoys creative activities, and hiking through the Swiss mountains where she now lives.

Geneva Free Port: The World’s Most Secretive Art Warehouse

  Geneva Free Port is one of the oldest free ports still running today, also one of the largest warehouses. A free port is a...

5 Women Behind The Bauhaus Art Movement’s Success

  In 1919, during the troubled time of post-WWI, German architect and designer Walter Gropius took over the direction of the Grand-Ducal Saxon Academy of...

Berthe Morisot: Long Underappreciated Founding Member Of Impressionism

  Less known than male counterparts such as Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, or Auguste Renoir, Berthe Morisot is one of the founding members of Impressionism....

8 Greatest and Toughest Medieval Knights Worth Knowing

  When we evoke the Middle Ages, images of fortified castles, mighty kings, and great knights in armor immediately come to mind. In the collective...

Paul Signac: Color Science and Politics in Neo-Impressionism

  Neo-Impressionism is often considered the first avant-garde movement in modern art. Although Georges Seurat can be regarded as the father of Neo-Impressionism, Paul Signac...

Get To Know Édouard Manet In 6 Paintings

  Édouard Manet is a famous French painter of the second half of the 19th century. Sometimes considered as the father of Impressionism, Manet does...

Edgar Degas: The Painter of Dancers

  Also known as the “painter of dancers,” Edgar Degas always was hard to categorize. Despite being a founder of Impressionism, the painter had a...

Master of Symbolism: The Belgian Artist Fernand Khnopff in 8 Works

  At a time of prosperity for 19th-century Belgium and artistic emulation, Fernand Khnopff chose to follow his own creative path. The Belgian artist had...

Charles and Ray Eames: Modern Furniture and Architecture

  Charles and Ray Eames count among the few American designers that stand out in 20th-century modernism. Their furniture pieces are easily recognizable with a...

8 Reasons Why The Palace Of Versailles Should Be On Your Bucket List

  Le Château de Versailles or Palace of Versailles is one of the most visited monuments in the world. It is often associated with King...

James Ensor: 13 Facts About the Belgian Pioneer of Modernism

  James Ensor is a famous Belgian artist who worked at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. He took his inspiration from his...

Victor Horta: 8 Facts About The Famous Art Nouveau Architect

  Victor Horta was a famous Belgian architect and he was considered the Father of Art Nouveau. However, the public did not always acknowledge his...

The Effects Of The Industrial Revolution vs. Arts & Crafts Movement

  The Industrial Revolution (also called the First Industrial Revolution) took off at the end of the 18th century and expanded during the 19th century...