The famous Jacques-Louis David design that portrays Marie Antoinette to the guillotine

The famous Jacques-Louis David design that portrays Marie Antoinette to the guillotine

What you can see in the side photo, It is one of drawings the most famous in history, namely the sketch in pen executed by Jacques-Louis David by late morning on 16 October 1793, precisely when the cart went the condemned continued slow before his eyes; the squalid half led at that time to the guillotine its most illustrious passenger, the former Queen of France Maria Antonietta.

David, supreme painter but rather petty man, always ready to cheer the powers that be, He was confused in the crowd who witnessed, mostly screaming and cursing, the passage of the sad and now usual procession; the immediacy of the work, composed in a few moments, jet, with the specific intention of photographing starkly the reality as it presented itself to the careful eye of the artist, It makes it extremely valuable from a historical point of view, as it is, almost certainly, the most truthful portrait came to us last queen of France.

The woman, a beautiful and lively time, It looks exactly like the news we describe the last tragic period of his life, a person that, although it had not yet reached 38 years, It appeared prematurely aged, weary and resigned, yet still intact with a trait that always distinguished his character, l’pride; despite the cowardly hands tied behind her back even it were a dangerous criminal callous and staring into space, face and torso are erect and proud, in an attitude of dignity that affected the former sovereign remained unchanged until the time of execution (Photo gives: piccolosognoantico.blogspot.it)