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"Calme: A Journey Through Time and Culture" Step into the world of "calme, " a concept that transcends time and space, evoking tranquility and serenity

Duties towards oneself: the soul. Courage - Cold blood. Courage in danger
DUV4212630 Duties towards oneself: the soul. Courage - Cold blood. Courage in danger. Engraving in " The unique book of morality and civic instruction

Background imageCalme Collection: Letter Q and R: Querelleur and Laughter. Engraving in ' Usual Alphabet'

Letter Q and R: Querelleur and Laughter. Engraving in " Usual Alphabet"
DUV4207440 Letter Q and R: Querelleur and Laughter. Engraving in " Usual Alphabet". Illustrations on the theme of quality and defect in children. A. Quinn, printer-publisher, 1885

Background imageCalme Collection: Letter Q: QUIETUDE makes the soul as good as beautiful, unlike the soul of QUERELLE

Letter Q: QUIETUDE makes the soul as good as beautiful, unlike the soul of QUERELLE. Engraving in " ABC
DUV4206605 Letter Q: QUIETUDE makes the soul as good as beautiful, unlike the soul of QUERELLE. Engraving in " ABC. Alphabet of good advice and mistakes to avoid". Ch

Background imageCalme Collection: Duties of the child in the family: Union in the family. The father, the mother and their children

Duties of the child in the family: Union in the family. The father, the mother and their children
DUV4212661 Duties of the child in the family: Union in the family. The father, the mother and their children. Engraving in " The unique book of morality and civic instruction

Background imageCalme Collection: A Boudhist monk, 1920 (photo)

A Boudhist monk, 1920 (photo)
2436517 A Boudhist monk, 1920 (photo) by Mennie, Donald (1875-1944); (add.info.: Geography. A buddhist monk. Photo in: The Pageant of Peking, compendium of photographies by Donald Mennie, China)

Background imageCalme Collection: D for Sleepy Day - E for Kids, 1920 (illustration)

D for Sleepy Day - E for Kids, 1920 (illustration)
8603160 D for Sleepy Day - E for Kids, 1920 (illustration) by Fricero, Catherine Josephine Marie (1878-1923) ; 31x24 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: in "Alphabet des Petits Bretons")

Background imageCalme Collection: 19eme siecle;Afrique du Nord;Afrique ;Algerie ;Pays du Maghreb ;civilisation

19eme siecle;Afrique du Nord;Afrique ;Algerie ;Pays du Maghreb ;civilisation
7305477 by Frere, Charles Theodore (Bey) (1814-88); Musee d'Art et d'Histoire, Narbonne, France; © Patrice Cartier. All rights reserved 2022

Background imageCalme Collection: Marquis de Champalaune 'Well what are my children? Of the cannon! Well

Marquis de Champalaune "Well what are my children? Of the cannon! Well
7304536 Marquis de Champalaune "Well what are my children? Of the cannon! Well! It kills, it kills, that's all", 1896 (illustration) by Job, pseudonym for Onfray de Breville

Background imageCalme Collection: La Reader, Oil Painting On Canvas by Charles von Steuben (1788-1856), Photography, KIM Youngtae

La Reader, Oil Painting On Canvas by Charles von Steuben (1788-1856), Photography, KIM Youngtae, Nantes
YOU4419367 La Reader, Oil Painting On Canvas by Charles von Steuben (1788-1856), Photography, KIM Youngtae, Nantes, Musee des Beaux Arts de Nantes

Background imageCalme Collection: The puritans daughter - la fille du puritain, marche sur un chemin en lisant un livre - Extrait de

The puritans daughter - la fille du puritain, marche sur un chemin en lisant un livre - Extrait de Afternoon Tea
DUV4218779 The puritans daughter - la fille du puritain, marche sur un chemin en lisant un livre - Extrait de Afternoon Tea : Rhymes for children - Livre de poemes pour enfants, Frederick Warne & Co

Background imageCalme Collection: Sleep woman. Painting by Rudolf Kremlicka (1886-1932), Oil On Canvas, 1927. Czech Art 20th century

Sleep woman. Painting by Rudolf Kremlicka (1886-1932), Oil On Canvas, 1927. Czech Art 20th century
LSE4315934 Sleep woman. Painting by Rudolf Kremlicka (1886-1932), Oil On Canvas, 1927. Czech Art 20th century. Palace Veletrzni (Fairs Palace), Prague (Czech Republic)

Background imageCalme Collection: Le Vocabulaire Illustre: Calme; Calm; Windstille (engraving)

Le Vocabulaire Illustre: Calme; Calm; Windstille (engraving)
7195132 Le Vocabulaire Illustre: Calme; Calm; Windstille (engraving) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Calme; Calm; Windstille)

Background imageCalme Collection: The ladies of the banks of the Seine (oil on canvas, 1856)

The ladies of the banks of the Seine (oil on canvas, 1856)
LRI4604387 The ladies of the banks of the Seine (oil on canvas, 1856) by Courbet, Gustave (1819-77); Musee du Petit Palais, Paris

Background imageCalme Collection: The stream and the river (Le torrent et la riviere) - Fables by La Fontaine

The stream and the river (Le torrent et la riviere) - Fables by La Fontaine
DUV4214602 The stream and the river (Le torrent et la riviere) - Fables by La Fontaine, 19th century (engraving) by Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard) (1803-47); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCalme Collection: Loup retranche dans sa solitude contemplative. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville

Loup retranche dans sa solitude contemplative. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville
DUV4212311 Loup retranche dans sa solitude contemplative. Vignettes illustrees par JJ Granville. Gravure signee Caque dans la partie intitulee " L ours ou Lettre ecrite de la montagne"

Background imageCalme Collection: Boy rowing on Lake Togo, Aneho, Togo

Boy rowing on Lake Togo, Aneho, Togo

Background imageCalme Collection: Boy rowing on Lake Togo, Aneho, Togo

Boy rowing on Lake Togo, Aneho, Togo

Background imageCalme Collection: Usine e gaz de Vaugirard, 3 octobre 1870. Depart remis. Calm

Usine e gaz de Vaugirard, 3 octobre 1870. Depart remis. Calme plot. Entrevue avec M. Picard, il me charge de differentes recommendations importantes pour le gouvernement e Tours. Mr

Background imageCalme Collection: Paul Huet (French, 1803 - 1869). Calme, ca

Paul Huet (French, 1803 - 1869). Calme, ca. 1832. From Six Marines. Lithographiees d apres Nature. Lithograph

Background imageCalme Collection: Landscape with a Calm (Un Tem[p]s calme et serein)

Landscape with a Calm (Un Tem[p]s calme et serein); Nicolas Poussin, French, 1594 - 1665; France, Europe; 1650 - 1651; Oil on canvas; Unframed: 97 x 131 cm (38 3/16 x 51 9/16 in.)


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"Calme: A Journey Through Time and Culture" Step into the world of "calme, " a concept that transcends time and space, evoking tranquility and serenity. From ancient myths to colonial landscapes, this 19th-century painting by Orpheus bringing Eurydice back from the dead captures the essence of calmness. In the backdrop of North Africa's vibrant civilization, amidst palm trees swaying gently in the breeze, we find ourselves immersed in an Orientalist masterpiece. The colors blend harmoniously as Orpheus navigates through a landscape filled with symbolism – chameleons representing adaptability and camels embodying resilience. As we move forward in time, Marquis de Champalaune's illustration reminds us of a darker period marked by colonialism. Yet even amid chaos and destruction, there is an eerie sense of stillness – a calm before the storm. Charles von Steuben's oil painting "La Reader" transports us to Europe where tradition meets modernity. A puritan's daughter walks along a path engrossed in her book, finding solace in literature amidst bustling city life, and is here that we witness how inner peace can be found even within society's turmoil. Rudolf Kremlicka's "Sleep Woman" captivates our senses with its ethereal beauty. In this Czech artwork from the 20th century, a woman slumbers peacefully on canvas while nature surrounds her with its gentle embrace. This portrayal serves as a reminder that true calm comes from within oneself. Leaving behind European shores, we encounter engravings illustrating different languages for "calm. " Windstille whispers across cultures as language becomes art itself - bridging gaps between nations through shared emotions. "The Ladies of the Banks of Seine" takes us back to France during simpler times when leisurely strolls along riverbanks were cherished moments for reflection and connection with nature.