Monday, May 2, 2011

First Communion

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Jean Beraud
(French, 1849-1936)
First Communion, ????
Oil on canvas

4 comments:

  1. This painting is so beautiful!

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  2. Did anybody else notice the word "Liberte" on the side of the cathedral? I'd assume that's part of the infamous French Revolution motto "Liberte, Fraternite, Egalite" - but what's it doing on a cathedral, in a painting of First Communicants? VERY interesting. ^_^

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  3. Wow, good eyes! When you enlarge it you can see "Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite" on the other side. That is odd . . . judging by the artist's other works, it's probably a real cathedral somewhere in France . . . I wonder which one!

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