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In this portrait of France's arguably most famous heroine, Paul de la Boulaye uses both Academic and Romantic styles to bring a psychological dimension as well as some romantic brio to a classic figure. With Jeanne d'Arc, the French version of her name, her wary glance as she slowly pulls her sword from her sheath suggests her suspicion and fear of the incipient treachery that will lead to her fall to English forces, while the blending of the pictorial realism of the figure (Academic) with the softer, less finished brushstrokes of costume and background (Romantic) creates the perfect new style to convey an interior state of mind. With...
Created by: Boulaye, Paul Antoine de la