Tag Archives: France

1885: Moonrise

Henri-Joseph Harpignies: Moonrise (1885)

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1946: Beauty and the Beast

Jean Cocteau, director: La Belle et la Bête (1946)

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1865: The Storm Cloud

Félix Bracquemond: The Storm Cloud (1860-1870)

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1897: Orpheus

Pierre Amédée Marcel-Béronneau: Orpheus in Hades (1897)

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1307: Qualiter caput hominis situatur

This llustration from an early fourteenth century compendium shows the five functions of the brain: perception, imagination, estimation, cogitation, and memory. Drawn from the works of Thomas Aquinas and the Arabic philosopher Avicenna, the theory posits that sensory information enters … Continue reading

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1784: Whimsical Associations

From Paul Fussell’s Poetic Meter and Poetic Form (1965): “In ‘The Poplar Field’ …William Cowper…unwittingly allows the whimsical associations of triple meter to work against him.” The poplars are felled, farewell to the shade And the whispering sound of the … Continue reading

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1873: Sunset

Armand Guillaumin: Sunset over Ivry (1873)

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