Monday, July 28, 2008

Mental Health Break

Les Captifs - l'esperance, la resignation, l'abattement, la revolte
(Musee du Louvre, Paris)





Martin van Den Bogaert, dit Desjardins. Provenent du piedestal de la statue de la place des Victoires, ces captifs representent les nations vaincues a la Paix de Nimegue (1679). Chacun exprime aussi un sentiment different dans l'epreuve de la captivite: la revolte, l'esperance, la resignation, l'abattement.

By Martin Van Den Bogaert, known as Desjardins. Taken from the pedestal of the statue in the Place des Victoires, these captives represent the defeated nations at the Treaty of Nijmegen (1679). Each expresses a different emotional reaction to captivity: revolt, hope, resignation, grief.


Four Captives also known as Four Defeated Nations

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