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A request

I usually keep a short list around of subjects I’d like to draw on the whiteboard.  That list is currently empty and I need to replenish it.  295 more words

Q&A Art. Napoleon crossing the Alps

Napoleon Bonaparte is possibly the greatest military strategist of all time, but he also understood that paintings could be harnessed to help him achieve his bold political aims.  657 more words

Art And Literature

Cheating History

For the past 1000 years, those who were of wealthy status had the opportunity to showcase their lives by attending lavish parties, flaunting their fortunes, buying properties and owning the best clothes. 709 more words

Deep Cleaning & Sunday Funday

GSATURDAY (3/15) –  We spent the day deep cleaning our apartment, going grocery shopping and doing laundry at the laundromat.  Turns out that Saturday’s are still Saturday’s, even in Paris. 120 more words


Le Louvre ou D'Orsay?

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)

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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