Little Beggar Girls by French painter Adolphe-William Bouguereau (1825-1905).
Oh yes, so peaceful, only one of them on fire…. More action in this one, fires, people falling to their death from hot air balloons. These are 1200px wide and suitable for wallpaper for your blog or a background on … Continued
Princess Henriette of France. Princess Adelaide of France. Princess Louise-Elizabeth of France. Princess Victoire of France. These four women were painted by Jean-Marc Nattier (1685-1766) in Paris. This portrait of Auguste-Gabriel Godefroy was painted by Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin (1699-1779) circa 1741. … Continued
This image represents man’s first free ascent from earth in November 1783. Two Frenchmen wave from the gallery of their Montgolfiere as they set out from Paris. Horses are heavy animals! It would take a lot of hot air to … Continued
This portrait was painted in the 18th century and the artist is unknown. I wonder what the artist used as a reference considering it was painted two centuries after his lifetime. What we really recognize is the HAT. The guy … Continued
It’s amazing how art survives considering this was painted in the 14th century. Edward here was in power at the beginning of the Hundred Years War in 1337. Interesting beard and the crown is divine! This portrait of King Charlemagne … Continued
Well, someday he’ll be King but for now walking around in a cape with fleur-de-lis is pretty cool. I’m rather partial to black and white images because of their power when combined with colorful graphics. I suppose it’s the same … Continued