Joan of Arc (1879) by Jules Bastien-Lepage

Joan of Arc by Jules Bastien-LePage

Why did Jules Bastien-Lepage paint Joan of Arc in 1879?

– 400 years later – Joan of Arc became a hero
– The 100 years war parallels the Franco-Prussian war
– A saint in the backyard … surrounded by angel messengers

The Death of General Wolfe by Benjamin West

The-Death-of-General-Wolfe

Learn truths behind the false spectacle of West’s painting The Death of General Wolfe such as:

The General’s bloodless blouse after a three musket ball death.
Soldiers paid to be in this history painting.
And the surprising answer to Frequently Asked Question, “Why did Benjamin West paint The Death of General Wolfe?”

Watson and the Shark by John Singleton Copley

Watson and the Shark by John Singleton Copley

Find out fun facts about the painting Watson and the Shark for instance:

• That funky looking shark?
• General Watson’s lasting real life trauma.
• The Reason behind the painting Watson and the Shark.