Luxor Obelisk, Paris
The Luxor Obelisk, also known as 'Cleopatra's Needle', in Place de la Concorde, Paris.
Matthew Paris' Map of Britain
Map of Great Britain by Matthew Paris (c. 1199-1259), made c. 1250. From the manuscript Epitome of Chronicles, BL Cotton MS Claudius D VI, fol. 12v. (British Library)
Two Couples - Paris & Helen, Tristan & Iseult
Two couples - Paris & Helen, Tristan & Iseult by Giovanni dal Ponte (1385–1438 CE) Czartoryski Museum
Notre-Dame Cathedral (Paris), West Façade
Like most Gothic cathedrals, the west façade of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris is tri-portaled, meaning it has three entranceways. Above each door is an elaborately carved tympanum depicting a story through sculpture, an accessible...
View of Paris from the Trocadéro by Morisot
An 1872 oil on canvas painting, View of Paris from the Trocadéro, by Berthe Morisot (1841-95), the French impressionist painter. (Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California)
A Lit de Justice at the Parlement of Paris, 1715
A lit de justice on 12 September 1715 in the presence of King Louis XV of France, against the Parlement of Paris. Power struggles between royal and parlement authority would continue up until the French Revolution abolished both monarchy...
Place du Carrousel, Paris by Pissarro
A 1900 oil on canvas landscape, Place du Carrousel, Paris, by Camille Pissarro (1830-1903), the Danish-French impressionist painter. Part of the 22-canvas series Pissarro created of various views of the Tuileries Gardens painted from his...
Flight to Varennes
The Flight to Varennes was a pivotal moment of the French Revolution (1789-1799), in which King Louis XVI of France (r.1774-92), his wife Queen Marie Antoinette (1755-93), and their children attempted to escape from Paris on the night of...
Storming of the Bastille
The Storming of the Bastille was a decisive moment in the early months of the French Revolution (1789-1799). On 14 July 1789, the Bastille, a fortress and political prison symbolizing the oppressiveness of France’s Ancien Régime was attacked...
Claude Monet (1840-1926) was a French impressionist painter who transformed modern art with his emphasis on light brushstrokes, bright colours, and uncluttered nature. Famed for his landscapes and series of paintings that captured the same...