The Louvre or Musée d’Orsay?
One of these paintings is entitled Olympia, by David Manet
The other is Juliette Récamier, by Jacques-Louis David
(a recamier is also a backless couch with a high curved headrest and low footrest – Merriam-Webster)
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 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