Tag Archives: Jacques-Louis David

Un florilège

Le Petit Palais, in the heart of Paris has two shows dedicated to 18th century art on now through July 9, 2017. One is Le Baroque des Lumières featuring the best paintings from Parisian churches and the other is De … Continue reading

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Récamier

Some faces launch 1,000 ships; some faces immortalize a piece of furniture. Jeanne-Françoise Julie Adélaïde Récamier (ray-cam-ee-ay), otherwise known as Juliette, was born on December 4, 1777. Her family was from Lyon, and her father was part of the king’s … Continue reading

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Faire un dessin

The Morgan Library in New York has a special exhibit entitled David, Delacroix, and Revolutionary France: Drawings from the Louvre open now until December 31, 2011. The exhibit features 80 drawings made between 1789 and 1852 by the best French … Continue reading

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Être moche comme un pou

French neo-classical painter, Jacques-Louis David (daveed) was born on August 30, 1748. He was the most influential painter of his day. It is his paintings that shape our view of life in Napoleon’s Empire.  After the death of his parents, … Continue reading

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