21.2.06

March 14, 2006

What they hope will happen:
Liberty Guiding the People - Eugene Delacroix

What I hope won't happen:

The Death of Sardanapalus - Eugene Delacroix

The Massacre of Scio - Eugene Delacroix

13 Comments:

At Tuesday, February 21, 2006 11:31:00 AM, Blogger a h m a d said...

Artistically interesting... :)

 
At Tuesday, February 21, 2006 1:30:00 PM, Blogger Charles Malik said...

Rather Frenchy wouldn't you say? :P

 
At Tuesday, February 21, 2006 1:46:00 PM, Blogger desmond said...

It looks as thought Liberty didn't shave her pits....

 
At Tuesday, February 21, 2006 2:07:00 PM, Blogger Eve said...

the death of Sardanapalus looks more like an orgy at first sight :p
شو قصته هيدا يلي مرتاح عوضعه عالتخت؟

As for March 14 expectations, I can tell you from now: same as Feb 14, 15, 16 etc... ma shi jdid! well, except for more speeches & lovers' quarrels on the agenda.

 
At Tuesday, February 21, 2006 2:31:00 PM, Blogger Maldoror said...

"Viens voir les comédiens, voir les musiciens, voir les magiciens qui arrivent"... :)

 
At Wednesday, February 22, 2006 9:58:00 AM, Blogger Delirious said...

Pity the nation that has no artistic taste, that fails to see symbolism, and does not even have the curiosity to Google paintings before commenting.

 
At Wednesday, February 22, 2006 12:40:00 PM, Blogger nour said...

"La liberté guidant le peuple" back in school i used to wonder what it meant when seeing it in that french literature book .. later i admired it for what it bears of symbols..

eve, i couldn't stop laughing when i read:
شو قصته هيدا يلي مرتاح عوضعه عالتخت؟
u always manage to see beyond and yet bring an air of humour into said things...

 
At Wednesday, February 22, 2006 3:56:00 PM, Blogger nobilis tobilis said...

I like the painting "La liberté guidant le peuple" (which was indeed on the French literature book) which shows the contrast between the dead bodies on the bottom of the painting and the soldiers holding their rifles pointing to the sky, and the woman that symbolizes the liberty holding the tricoloured french flag symbol of the freedom, equality and fraternity. We cannot accomplish the Freedom without fighting for it and without losses and casualties. That's exactly what's happening in Lebanon. The urge to reach for the freedom is also symbolized through the person in the middle of the painting who is dying, but fighting to reach for Liberty, who is showing the people where the path of salvation is. Anyway, I liked the idea of posting paintings, delirious.

 
At Wednesday, February 22, 2006 5:40:00 PM, Blogger zwixo said...

to be honest, i like the colors but nothing more, not really a fan os Delacroix :P

 
At Thursday, February 23, 2006 7:28:00 PM, Blogger Assaad said...

I like this painting style too much... but are you sure that the second pic is "The Death of Sardanapalus" ?....

 
At Friday, February 24, 2006 1:19:00 AM, Blogger Maldoror said...

Yes, assaad it sure is :)

http://brunlours.neuf.fr/Art/Sardanaple.htm

 
At Friday, February 24, 2006 11:04:00 AM, Blogger Delirious said...

Merci Maldo, en digne élève de M. Bejjani que tu es :)

 
At Friday, February 24, 2006 5:46:00 PM, Blogger francois said...

:) i used long time ago the liberty guiding the people for a leadership presentation cover :)

delacroix is one of the best orientalist painters

 

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