Louis XIV (1638-1715; reigned 1643-1715)  Known as the “Sun King” because he was the center of the social and political life of the French state.

Louis XIV (1638-1715; reigned 1643-1715) Known as the “Sun King” because he was the center of the social and political life of the French state.

Louis XIV at the Académie de Sciences, 1666. Detail, Testelin. Note the ribbons at his breeches, shirt, cravat and on his right shoulder. French

Louis XIV at the Académie de Sciences, 1666. Detail, Testelin. Note the ribbons at his breeches, shirt, cravat and on his right shoulder. French

Jacques-Louis David, The Oath of Horatii, The Louvre #romanshoeinspiration #pastandpresent

Jacques-Louis David, The Oath of Horatii, The Louvre #romanshoeinspiration #pastandpresent

Jacques-Louis David, Napoleon Crossing the Alps, The Louvre. #empireexpander #imageasprincipalsubject

Jacques-Louis David, Napoleon Crossing the Alps, The Louvre. #empireexpander #imageasprincipalsubject

Eugène Delacroix, The Women of Algiers, The Louvre #colonialism #power #subjugation

Eugène Delacroix, The Women of Algiers, The Louvre #colonialism #power #subjugation


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Louis XIV (5 September 1638 – 1 September 1715), known as Louis the Great (Louis le Grand) or the Sun King (le Roi-Soleil), was a monarch of the House of Bourbon who ruled as King of France and Navarre from 1643 until his death. His reign of 72 years and 110 days is the longest of monarchs of major countries in European history.

Louis XIV (5 September 1638 – 1 September 1715), known as Louis the Great (Louis le Grand) or the Sun King (le Roi-Soleil), was a monarch of the House of Bourbon who ruled as King of France and Navarre from 1643 until his death. His reign of 72 years and 110 days is the longest of monarchs of major countries in European history.

"The Coronation of Napoleon" by Jacques-Louis David, one of my favorite painters of all time. Texture comes alive in his paintings like nothing I've ever seen/ Not including surrealist paintings of the 20th

"The Coronation of Napoleon" by Jacques-Louis David, one of my favorite painters of all time. Texture comes alive in his paintings like nothing I've ever seen/ Not including surrealist paintings of the 20th

Liberty Leading the People,   28 July 1830. Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix. This work celebrates the French Revolution of 1830.  Liberty’s air-punching posture probably inspired the Statue of Liberty which was built soon after.   Hats are quite important in this painting: Liberty wears a ‘Phrygian’ hat,

Liberty Leading the People, 28 July 1830. Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix. This work celebrates the French Revolution of 1830. Liberty’s air-punching posture probably inspired the Statue of Liberty which was built soon after. Hats are quite important in this painting: Liberty wears a ‘Phrygian’ hat,

In valor, there is hope; namely, the hope that our virtue may be fully complete. It is as men of valor that we will be all we can be... (click on the link below to read the full essay by Christopher Morrissey)

In valor, there is hope; namely, the hope that our virtue may be fully complete. It is as men of valor that we will be all we can be... (click on the link below to read the full essay by Christopher Morrissey)

The Death of Socrates by Jacques Louis David.  Art Experience NYC  www.artexperiencenyc.com/social_login/?utm_source=pinterest_medium=pins_content=pinterest_pins_campaign=pinterest_initial

The Death of Socrates by Jacques Louis David. Art Experience NYC www.artexperiencenyc.com/social_login/?utm_source=pinterest_medium=pins_content=pinterest_pins_campaign=pinterest_initial

The Raft of the Medusa - Theodore Gericault

The Raft Of The Medusa

Top 10 Amazing Facts about Louis XIV - http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-amazing-facts-louis-xiv.php

Top 10 Amazing Facts about the Extraordinary King Louis XIV

Top 10 Amazing Facts about Louis XIV - http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-amazing-facts-louis-xiv.php

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