Giuseppe Bezzuoli (1784-1855) - Santa Filomena
Charles I Insulted by Cromwell’s Soldiers is an oil painting by the French artist Hippolyte Delaroche, depicting Charles I of England taunted by the victorious soldiers of Oliver Cromwell after the Second English Civil War, prior to his execution in 1649.
Completed in 1836, it is thought to be one of Delaroche’s greatest masterpieces. It was displayed as part of the Bridgewater Collection in London, although it was latterly thought to have been lost when, during The Blitz of 1941, a German bomb struck close to Bridgewater House, causing shrapnel damage to the canvas in the ensuing explosion. In 2009 it was rediscovered in Scotland in an unexpectedly good condition, having been rolled up and stored after the war, but recorded in the intervening years as badly damaged or destroyed. After a partial restoration it went on display in the National Gallery in London, in an exhibition re-appraising Delaroche’s work. After the exhibition, it is to be fully restored.
The painting depicts Charles in the days before his execution, being bullied and taunted by Cromwell’s defiant troops, one of whom is blowing pipe smoke in his face. The deposed king remains calm, holding a book which he appears to have been reading.
hang up a big (not original of course) Georgia O’Keeffe painting on my wall when I have my own house one day :)
The Louvre Museum.
The Grande Galerie was abandoned during World War II. In 1937-38, the museum removed and hid most of the art works, including the Mona Lisa. They were returned in early 1945.
Spike Jones Der Fuehrer’s Face
When der fuehrer says we is de master race
We heil heil right in der fueher’s face
Not to love der fuehrer is a great disgrace
So we heil heil right in der fuehrer’s face
When Herr Goebbels says we own the world and space
We heil heil right in Herr Goebbels’ face
When Herr Goring says they’ll never bomb dis place
We heil heil right in Herr Goring’s face
Are we not he supermen Aryan pure supermen
Ja we are the supermen (super duper supermen)
Is this Nazi land so good
Would you leave it if you could
Ja this Nazi land is good
We would leave it if we could
We bring the world to order
Heil Hitler’s world to order
Everyone of foreign race
Will love der fuehrer’s face
When we bring to the world dis order