Joan Of Arc By Jules Basten Lepage

Joan of Arc, was painted by the French realist artist Jules Bastien-Lepage in 1879.  After the province of Lorraine was lost to Germany following the Franco-Prussian War in 1821, The Frenchmen saw in Joan of Arc a new and powerful symbol.  In 1875, Bastien-Lepage, a native of Lorraine began to make studies for a picture … Read more