Artist Tuesday: French Revolutionary Art

So here I am, sitting in Davis Library, typing away at my lovely art history paper, when it hits me: I forgot Artist Tuesday. Again. Apologies! We’ll have the late night edition today.  I figure the pieces I’m writing my paper on are the most appropriate.  Pretty, I’m writing about how French portrayals of foreigners, exotic people or Native Americans illustrates how the French are both fascinated by these groups, but also demeaning towards them.  All the pieces are in the Ackland Art Museum here in Chapel Hill, so take a peek if you have some free time! Here are a few of my favorites:

"The Turban" by Paul Gavarni

"The Osages in Paris" by an unknown artist

These two have a Romeo and Juliet-esque love story if you want to read about it here!

"Atala and Chactas" by Anna de l'Apinais

"Arabes d'Oran" by Eugene Delacroix

Only a few more days until I’m done with school forever.  I can make it!


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