This is a portrait of a prisoner.
A political prisoner at the time of the Reign of Terror in France, Andre-Antoine Bernard here is posed and styled with severity and strength. He was eventually exiled for voting to execute Louis XVI. But this defiant portrait lives on.
Portrait of Andre-Antoine Bernard, July 24, 1795, Jacques-Louis David. J. Paul Getty Museum.
A little over a hundred years ago, in the early days of WWI, a magical thing happened on Christmas Day nonetheless. On this day, the British and German soldiers took a brief peaceful ceasefire to venture out into No Man’s Land to play a friendly game of football ( soccer )…
During this past World Cup, Anheuser Busch teamed up with Tarras Productions to create a series of TV ads re-telling the tale. Gregory Manchess was hired to bring the film a new life with his special touch of oil paint to the series entitled,” Rise as One.”
Kite City - concept art for Guild Wars 2
Theo being Theo. :)