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Paris 2014: Napoleon and Monochrome Madness

We visited Napoleon’s Tomb at Les Invalides during our stay in Paris last Spring and I shot this photo of his statue near the tomb. The sculpture by Pierre-Charles Simart is about 30 feet from the tomb and stands over the tomb of his son, Napoleon II. 183 more words


Jacque Louis David

The Power of Art: Jacques Louis David by Simon Schama, 2006

The artist Jacques Louis David was a leader in the neoclassic style of 18th century France, able to heavily impact the public of through his paintings. 1,260 more words


I Wish I'd Written That #1

I scarcely need to ask: Have you ever come across a sentence or phrase so exquisitely capturing an idea or feeling that you were compelled to shout, “Why didn’t I write that!” 175 more words

Eric J Baker

Power of the Middle

During eighteenth century, the industrial revolution and the fall of monarchies around the world marked the beginning of increasing economic influence by the middle class. This group, which now outnumbered the aristocrats and the poor, had excess cash that allowed them to be patrons of the art. 761 more words

Classical Era

Hymn 43

As risible as the idea of a “Greater Albania” is, Albanian chauvinism should not be rewarded with further participation in international sporting events. It’s time to drag the Balkans into the twentieth century. 82 more words


First, Do No Harm.

Thank you Mr Rowson for your re-interpretation of a French Old Master to comment on one of today’s talking points in the news.

Martin Rowson’s biting political cartoons always have a wealth of detail both visual and referential. 572 more words

Referential Cartoons

Course Notes - Modern Art and Modernity [9.9.14]

I am trying something completely new, which will hopefully become standard for storing my course notes on this blog. Since I habitually scribble all of my notes longhand, I have decided to digitally embed scans of my notebook. 85 more words

Course Notes