More women reading, from Dante’s beloved Beatrice to Charlotte Corday, who was psyching herself up with Plutarch’s Lives before murdering Marat in his bath.
Tony Robert-Fleury’s pupils included Lovis Corinth, Cecilia Beaux, Lydia Field Emmet, Marie Bashkirtseff, George Clausen, Édouard Vuillard, and Ker-Xavier Roussel.
Joseph-Nicolas taught his son Tony, who like his father was an academic history painter with a taste for human disasters. He also taught at the Académie Julian in Paris.
From Pope Urban the Second’s sermon in central France, to the departure from Antioch, an account of this extraordinary war in paintings and engravings.
How could I follow my 85-part account of Ovid’s Metamorphoses? With the greatest collection of biographies of classical figures, an inspiration to Charlotte Corday herself.
Most famously painted by David, the murder of Marat in his bath in 1793 has featured in many paintings. How has its interpretation changed with changing politics and public opinion?
Her portraits are of the New Woman: well-educated, thoughtful, and increasingly in control of their own destiny.
She claimed to be the master of the urban landscape, to complement Bastien-Lepage’s mastery of the countryside.