Tag Archives: France

1349: Wound

Jean Le Noir: Prayer Book of Bonne of Luxembourg, Duchess of Normandy (before 1349); this page shows the chest wound of Christ. (source) One of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and … Continue reading

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1863: Sheep in a Boat

Rosa Bonheur: Changing Pastures (1863)

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1649: Descartes’s Wooden Daughter

When Descartes resided in Holland, with great labour and industry he made a female Automaton—which occasioned some wicked wits to publish that he had an illegitimate daughter, named Franchine—to prove demonstratively that beasts have no souls, and that they are … Continue reading

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1913: Sunset

Félix Vallotton: Sunset (1913)

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1918: Sunset

Félix Vallotton: Sunset at Grace, Orange and Violet Sky (1918)

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1946: Encounter

Victor Brauner: La rencontre du 2 bis rue Perrel [Encounter at 2B Rue Perrel] (1946)

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1894: La vitrioleuse

Eugène Samuel Grasset: La vitrioleuse [The Acid Thrower] (1894)

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