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"Marat We're Poor..."

I’d known, vaguely, that Jacques-Louis David died during a self-imposed exile in Brussels, but I didn’t know that David’s “The Death of Marat” was in the Old Masters collection in the Royal Museums of Fine Arts. 49 more words

Art

An Irish Emigrant

Taking advantage in a respite of hostilities between Britain and France thanks to the Peace of Amiens, in September 1802 a Cork Quaker merchant called Cooper Penrose travelled to Paris where he sat for Jacques-Louis David. 129 more words

Cork

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. 1,868 more words

Art

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

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