It is only slightly smaller than Notre-Dame and thus the second largest church in the city. It is dedicated to Sulpitius the Pious. Construction of the present building, the second church on the site, began in During the 18th century, an elaborate gnomon , the Gnomon of Saint-Sulpice , was constructed in the church. The present church is the second building on the site, erected over a Romanesque church originally constructed during the 13th century.
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Cristina Ruiz. This multi-pronged Picasso marketing strategy follows years of efforts by auction houses to promote the artist in Hong Kong and in mainland China, efforts that have paid off handsomely, they say. Others sound a note of caution. When the French dealer Edouard Malingue opened his Hong Kong gallery with a Picasso show in , he sold no work to Chinese collectors.
Pablo Ruiz Picasso [a] [b] 25 October — 8 April was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker , ceramicist and theatre designer who spent most of his adult life in France. Regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture ,   the co-invention of collage , and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore. Among his most famous works are the proto-Cubist Les Demoiselles d'Avignon , and Guernica , a dramatic portrayal of the bombing of Guernica by German and Italian air forces during the Spanish Civil War. Picasso demonstrated extraordinary artistic talent in his early years, painting in a naturalistic manner through his childhood and adolescence. During the first decade of the 20th century, his style changed as he experimented with different theories, techniques, and ideas.