Monday, May 2, 2011

First Communion

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


  1. This painting is so beautiful!

  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. ^_^

  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!