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
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)