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Description of the painting by Jean Auguste Ingres "Joan of Arc at the coronation of Charles 7"


The picture was created in 1854 with oil on canvas.

The style in painting is neoclassicism. Genre - historical painting.

Ingres is a French artist. He is considered the founder of academism in Europe in the 19th century. For France, he became a great master of portraiture. His sitters were important public figures, Napoleon, the supplier of the army of the emperor and his wife. He also painted nude portraits.

The canvas "Joan of Arc at the coronation of Charles 7" is a masterpiece of French painting, created by Ingres. The painting is based on a historical plot included in the national history of France. Ingres masterfully performed the work. The picture looks very realistic.

Joan of Arc is a girl who is a hero of the French state. She was also the commander of the troops.

The plot described in the picture occurred in March 1429. One day, the holy virgin appeared at the Dauphin of France and announced that he would become governor and would be crowned single king in front of the King of Heaven. This historic event will happen in the city of Reims.

Three months later, the saint's prophecy was fulfilled, a coronation takes place in the city of Reims. This event heralded the independence of France. The entire population enthusiastically accepted the new king. After that, a campaign was made to liberate the French state from the British. Double power in France was discontinued. The state was liberated in less than a month, without shedding blood, fires and death. The British troops retreated without a fight.

Unfortunately, the fate of Joan of Arc was tragic, since she was burned at the stake. She was captured and transferred to England. Those recognized her as a heretic. Then followed by a public burning at the stake.

After a while, the virgin was canonized, numbered among the saints and rehabilitated.

The canvas is in storage in France. The Louvre.





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