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Italian painter Pompeo Batoni was born on this day in 1708. Batoni’s “Diana and Cupid” may have been conceived as the artist's response to his rival, Anton Raphael Mengs, who was a champion of the Neoclassical style. https://t.co/KmeE

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City, colloquially "the Met", is the largest art museum in the United States. With 7.06 million visitors in 2016, it was the third most visited art museum in the world, and the fifth most visited museum of any kind. Its permanent collection contains over two million works, ... More
Pompeo Girolamo Batoni (25 January 1708 – 4 February 1787) was an Italian painter who displayed a solid technical knowledge in his portrait work and in his numerous allegorical and mythological pictures. The high number of foreign visitors travelling throughout Italy and reaching Rome during their Grand Tour made ... More

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