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Thermidor Fun Fact Day Thirty: David's painting and the myth of Marat

Today is the 221st anniversary of Charlotte Corday’s assassination of Jean-Paul Marat, left-wing journalist and politician, author of the newspaper L’Ami du peuple. Marat’s fame would doubtless have waned years ago, if not for the gorgeous portrait by Jacques-Louis David called… 83 more words

French Revolution

Glory and Gore | Lorde

Sometimes it seems no matter what you do, some people will never see beyond the exterior. In their eyes you’ll forever be the bad guy. 593 more words

Spot a Style: Neoclassical

After the Baroque and Rococo styles led to highly decorated buildings, objects and works of art in the 17th and early 18th centuries, there was a need for simpler, more symmetrical forms. 613 more words


Fifteen Stunning French Works of Art

French artistry from the 17th and 18th centuries is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful in the world. Although we are grossly familiar with many of the artists that have come to be a part of mass culture, there are artists that are no tin fact so well known to the wider public. 922 more words


On Frailties

When I look at the frailties that I have today, I fall into disbelief when I realize that I have gone through over twenty years of life, none of which were particularly remarkable, but which brought with them a set of challenges that no man of young age would want to go through. 359 more words