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February 24, 2017

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Antoine Lavoisier and His Wife
Jacques Louis David

The lovely French Revolution had many victims, and Lavoisier was one of them. They chopped off his head for some trumped up crimes, but his real crime was being part of the Ancien Régime.

He was also one of the greatest chemists in history, and helped drag science into the modern era.

Oh...yeah...the art! it appealed to me because it wasn't one of Louis David's grand compositions. Less politics...more technique.


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