Monthly Archives: March 2011

Poussin and Versailles

 A Dance to the Music of Time – Poussin The Royal Chapel – Versailles

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Delacroix and David: Where politics and the oriental meet Western Art

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Révolution Gallery

The Oath of the Horatii Napoleon on the Battlefield of Eylau

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Jacques-Louis David and Delacroix

(1.) Napoleon at the St. Bernard Pass-1801-Jacques-Louis David Portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte, who led the Reserve Army across the Alps at the Saint Bernard Pass in early 1800. (2.) Liberty Leading the People -1830 – Delacroix A woman personifying Liberty leads … Continue reading

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The Four Seasons by Nicolas Poussin

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Versailles

The role of art and architecture takes a captivating spin with the absurd (albeit beautiful) opulence of Versailles.  The grandeur of the palace, its art, and the surrounding gardens all represent an incredible departure from the humble origins of art … Continue reading

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Renaissance: A Rebirth of Christian Art

While many of the posts have concentrated on the development of humanism and individuality during the Renaissance (especially centered on the great shockwaves being sent out by what the Medici were doing in Florence), I wanted to focus on some … Continue reading

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