The Horse Fair by Rosa Bonheur

The Horse Fair by Rosa Bonheur

Why is Rosa Bonheur’s painting The Horse Fair important?

– Muscularity in motion
– Obedience and freedom in The Horse Fair
– Bonheur – LGBT pioneer and fashion iconoclast

A Sunday on La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat

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Why is the painting A Sunday on La Grande Jatte an emblem of Impressionist zeitgeist?

• Georges Seurat – obsessed and bullied misanthrope
• A passionate painting with dispassionate subjects
• How is A Sunday on La Grande Jatte like a mullet?

Amédée David the Comte de Pastoret by Ingres

Amedee-David-Marquis--de-Pastoret by Jacques Louis David

What’s the story behind this Count’s smug mug?

• Son of a revolutionary lady
• The challenge of Amédée David the Comte de Pastoret
• Bad reputation and Legion of Honor
• Symbols vs. substance

Madame de Pastoret and Her Son – Jacques Louis David

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Table of Contents for art blog on Madame de Pastoret and Her Son:

• Aristocrats vs. revolutionaries
• Symbols in Madame de Pastoret and Her Son
• Working mothers of the French Revolution
• Prison, exile, and a missing needle