France

Napoléon Bonaparte

Tomb of Napoleon low reliefs

Napoleon idealized heroes in ten bas-reliefs decorating the crypt of his tomb in the Invalides, almost seem from the Roman or Greek era with the chlamys and the chitôns. The bas-relief of public works is…


Napoléon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte in front of the future

This magnificent bust of Napoleon Bonaparte from the Ben Weider collection at MBAM is positioned in the centre of one of the front colonnades of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, which offers a special urban…


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Jean d’Aire

Jean d’Aire by Auguste Rodin, second model. 1885 (cast iron 1971). Jean d’Aire is one of six characters in the monumental and heroic ensemble commemorating the last symbolic act of the fall of Calais after…


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Deluge scene by Joseph-Désiré Court

The Deluge Scene by Joseph-Desire Court interprets the human disarray of those condemned by the judgment of God who set off the deluge on earth because he was not satisfied. He saved only Noah, his…


Notre-Dame de Fourvière

Our Lady of Fourviere

Located on the historic hill of Fourvière, this basilica in magnificent white stones dominates the resplendent city of Lyon. It was built from 1872 to 1884 on the site of the Saint-Thomas chapel following a…


Chactas sur la tombe d'Atala

Chactas Meditating on Atala’s Tomb

Chactas is so sad for its beautiful and very Christian Atala . Chactas Meditating on Atala’s Tomb from Francisque Duret was inspired by a Chateaubriand story that depicts the Native American idealism for the 19 th…