Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Admiration (1897)

William Bouguereau: Admiration

The "child" is in fact Cupid (he's got wings and is holding an arrow), which makes this appropriate for Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Battle of Wagram (1897)

Henri-Georges-Jacques Chartier: The Battle of Wagram

The Battle of Wagram took place in July 1809. It was a decisive victory for Napoleon's forces over an Austrian army. The two-day battle was particularly bloody, mainly due to the use of 1,000 artillery pieces on a flat battlefield packed with some 300,000 men. [Wikipedia]