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It is always a delight to gain insight into the world of the Romanesque and Gothic art in the Louvre .I loved learning about the beginnings of Suger and the Abbey of St Denis and the art and artifacts of that time .I feel as if I travel with Jean 2and his sons in Burgundy to discover the impact of the importance of Freance and its influence because Charles the fifth and his brothers loved art in all its forms and left their legacies to the French people and the people of the world .Marie’s patience to detail make it easy to comprehend and give us the gist of what we need to know to love and respect the artisans skills and love of the art that we are viewing .
This was an excellent seminar. Ms. Dessaillen covered three periods of art in the Louvre and had a lot of very interesting information to share.
I know that she is a fantastic expert on early art that I have always wanted to study but have run out of time. Thank you dear Marie! You were a "shortcut for this 88 year old who will now look into early French Art - I better hurry!
A very dense, comprehensive and scholarly lecture
Marie is the best-versed scholar in French history and the history of art I have ever had the privilege from whom to learn. The depth and breadth of her knowledge, as well as her friendly and energetic delivery, have made her my favorite Context lecturer.