Thursday, September 26, 2013

Glorification of Marie-Antoinette

This unusual 1900 painting by Adolphe Willette is called Glorification: Assumption of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, surrounded by Love. ( Via Vive la Reine.) The angels are bearing Marie-Antoinette's head to heaven; the blood is turning to roses. The evil behind her in the shape of a shadowy wolf is receding. The cherub with the palm of martyrdom is leading her into the heavenly kingdom. It looks as if Louis is awaiting her just beyond the veil. Share


julygirl said...

That's a bit over the top don't you think

May said...

Didn't Mme. Vigée-Lebrun also do a drawing of Marie-Antoinette ascending to heaven? I think you showed a picture of it once.

elena maria vidal said...

Julygirl, I think it is odd that they show just her head. Yes, May, Madame V-L did, and I like hers much better.