Goya and the drama of History :::.

In 1814, Goya painted two masterpieces about his recent history, about the history of his country and the drama in it. Continue reading

Politics, Art & Revolution according to Jacques-Louis David (Part II)

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by María Magdalena Ziegler As we explained in an earlier article, Jacques- Louis David (1748-1825) was very much involved in politics; a fervent Jacobin beside Robespierre. His unfinished work The Tennis Court Oath (1791), opened a new breach in the … Continue reading

Politics, Art & Revolution according to Jacques-Louis David (Part I)

  by María Magdalena Ziegler The demands of public life in France were very different after the French Revolution of 1789. A new egalitarian political order had to find an identity connection with artistic practice and vice versa. In the … Continue reading

A hurricane named Eugene Delacroix

by María Magdalena Ziegler   Contrary to popular belief, the famous painting by Eugene Delacroix, Liberty leading the people, was painted in 1830 just after the July Revolution that year, and not in the context of the French Revolution of 1789. … Continue reading