Monday, 29 December 2014

François-Marie Arouet

Voltaire par Largillière
This gorgeous painting, on show at the public library's Rameau exhibition until 3 January, depicts a young François-Marie Arouet, better known as Voltaire, by Nicolas de Largillière, one of VDP's favourite painters! If you've never read any Voltaire, do yourself a favour, read his strikingly modern works! VDP is away for a few days, posts are scheduled, see you soon!

Cette œuvre superbe, visible actuellement à la bibliothèque principale à l'expo Rameau est de Nicolas de Largillière, l'un des peintres favoris de VDP. Il y dépeint un jeune François-Marie Arouet, autrement dit Voltaire. Hâtez-vous d'aller voir l'expo, elle s'achève le 3 janvier ! Et relisez Voltaire !
VDP est absente quelques jours, des photos sont prépostées, à très bientôt !

13 comments:

Lowell said...

Oui! 'Tis a beautiful work of art. I've read a little Voltaire, too little, but what I've read I've enjoyed much.

Hope you're having fun with friends and family. Well, with somebody!

Revrunner said...

Rich colors.

William Kendall said...

Quite a striking portrait!

RedPat said...

He looks quite pleased with the world in that portrait, don't you think?

Randy said...

Beautiful painting.

VP said...

I agree about Voltaire and also about his portraitist!

EG CameraGirl said...

Voltaire has such a pleasant face!

llandudnopictures said...

His face positively leaps from his portrait!

Tanya Breese said...

it is a beautiful portrait...such richness!

José Mendonça said...

The blue velvet of Voltaire's vest looks amazing! Hope David Lynch knows this painting! :-)))

Sharon Anck said...

What a beautiful painting!

Halcyon said...

He's a good-looking chap...

Loree said...

Enjoy your time away. Wishing you a wonderful new year.