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Degas And Tintorotto

Edgar Degas(1834-1917) French Painter
The painter once commenting about art lovers said thus,”When a person pays 3000 francs for a painting it is because he likes it. When he pays 300,000 it is because others like it.
Tintorotto(1518-’94) Venetian painter
When he was 80, certain senators felt he was too old to paint the massive ‘Paradise’which was to decorate the hall of the Great Council in Venice. But he insisted to be heard and he begged,”Give one paradise in this world; I am not sure I’ll reach it in the next.” The result was his greatest masterpiece.

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