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 Magpie by Claude Oscar Monet

The Magpie by Claude Oscar Monet

Why was Monet’s painting, The Magpie controversial when it was introduced?

– Shadows in color
– Shifting emotions traverse a – snowscape
– Observing the scene from a magpie’s perch