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The European spirit on (dead) horseback?

It did not look like a particularly auspicious week for political cartooning in Britain, what with the publication on Thursday (18 January) of The Sun… 1,092 more words

France

Does God wear socks?

Just look at him laid out there like some

long lost God in nothing, not even socks all

perfect and alone in his ebbing

contemplation while I look on wishing I… 71 more words

Writing

The Coronation of Napoleon: The Revolution betrayed?

On 2 December 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte, who had ruled France for five years as First Consul of the French Republic, was crowned Napoleon I, Emperor of the French. 1,136 more words

History

Femininity and Masculinity in Eighteenth-century Art and Culture (Edited by Gill Perry & Michael Rossington)

Femininity and Masculinity in Eighteenth-century Art and Culture (Edited by Gill Perry & Michael Rossington) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my… 181 more words

BookLovers Of Bath: The Shop!

Art Appreciation Diploma - Module 4 18th Century

1. In 250 words, what were the central values of the academies of art established in the 17th and 18th centuries? Discuss how these are apparent in a painting of your choice. 1,035 more words

Art History

The Moirai: The Unrecognized Work of Jacques Louis David

One of the problems for genius artists attempting to communicate through their work is, they over estimate their audience.  They anticipate the knowledge base and understanding of the world in their audience, to be very near their own.  4,065 more words

Examining the Role of an Artist

Jacques-Louis David’s The Coronation of Napoleon commemorates Napoleon’s self-coronation on a grand scale. The painting depicts Napoleon crowning his wife Josephine in the presence of his family, court, and Pope Pius VII. 1,850 more words