Monday, March 16, 2015

The Intervention of the Sabine Women

Sometimes you just wonder, "Why are there so many butts in this painting?"

The Intervention of the Sabine Women, also by Jacques-Louis David, 1799. (That'd be before his paintings of Napoleon.) He intended it to follow a series by Poussin, The Abduction of the Sabine Women, 1635:

and the Rape of the Sabine Women,1638

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