Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Burning of the Tuileries (1871)

Georges Jules Victor Clairin: The Burning of the Tuileries

The painting by Georges Jules Victor Clairin in 1871, The Burning of the Tuileries, depicts the symbolic and political act of burning down buildings that symbolized monarchist power as well as buildings that were being captured and used by the enemy, from the perspective of a communarde holding the red flag of the Commune. [Blaze Burgess]

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