Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Bicentennial Art by Jean-Baptiste Morlet

I received a few more postcards released during the bicentennial of the French Revolution this week and knew I had to share!

These cards feature art by Jean-Baptiste Morlet. I really love the use of color in these paintings, especially the contrast between the fire and the skirts of the peasant women in the second image.

image: The Cart by Jean-Baptiste Morlet
credit: my collection

 image: The Fire at the Chateau by Jean-Baptiste Morlet
credit: my collection

image: Nobles in Prison by Jean-Baptiste Morlet
credit: my collection

1 comment:

  1. Sylvie Lambert MacdonaldAugust 14, 2016 at 5:20 PM

    I own several postcards of Jean-Baptiste Morlet. I love his nervous and spontaneous sketching technic, depicting the Parisians during the French Revolution, the realism of the subjet and the bright colors. My uncle bought them at a flee market in Paris and his wife just gave them to me this summer!

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