art history meme | 5/9 paintings: La Liberté guidant le peuple (Liberty Leading the People) by Eugène Delacroix (1830)
This scene, it tells us, took place on July 28 1830. On that day, the people changed history in Paris. Students rang the great bell of Notre Dame, work stopped altogether and people fired at soldiers from windows high over narrow streets. Crowds built up, shouting: “Down with the king!” By late afternoon, royal troops were making a last stand in the Tuileries while Charles X dined outside the city. The Bourbon king had alienated natural supporters as well as radicals with ultra-conservative policies, and the outcome of the July revolution was cautious reform; the liberal Duc d’Orléans was persuaded to take the crown, hailed by the statesman Lafayette as in himself “the best of republics”. Delacroix’s political masterpiece does not depict the peaceful and eminently reasonable, not to say bourgeois, outcome of the 1830 Paris uprising but its moment of anarchic freedom, when anything seemed possible. It is the most enduring image of what revolution feels like, from within: ecstatic, violent, libidinal and murderous.
That kid is most definitely Gavroche.
Okay, I know everyone is freaking the fuck out over Ramin and Sierra, but seriously, guys, look at Barry James. When was the last time you saw that much unadulterated happiness in a grown man? I love it :D
hewalksinstarlight asked for “jehan plus flowers?”
i hadn’t drawn jehan before so this was fun woooo, design mostly drawn from this post
Les Misérables 1972 character meme: Grantaire
The name of this skeptic was Grantaire,and he usually signed with the rebus: R. Grantaire was a man who took great care not to believe anything.
enjolras / enj•ol•ras / ahnj-ol-rahs [noun]: hot piece of french ass
scruba dub dub theres a kitty in the tub
if a time comes that I do not reblog this photo it will be because I am 6 feet underground
pastel les amis flower crown icons by jeholy
please like/reblog if you use them (or just appreciate the effort), credit is not needed, just dont claim them as your own