"Проводы покойника" (Seeing the death)
By Vasily Perov
Painting: Gustave Courbert, La Vague (The Wave), 1869-1870
Summer in the Country
Artist: Homer, Winslow
Object Date: 1869
Medium: Reproduction of a wood engraving on newsprint
Samek Art Gallery
When in the 9th of March 1796 the young Napoleon Bonaparte married the woman who he had renamed Josephine, she was a woman without illusions, and hoping little but security for her and her children; only with time she would fall in love with her second, and younger, husband, and only after the first and stormy years. For the moment, however, she was grateful and nothing more. She had not a very high opinion of marriage, given her experience with her first husband, Alexandre de Beauharnais.
(This post has turned way longer than I expected when I first began to write it. Also, you will notice I’m refering to Josephine as Rose, since that was her name until 1796. Translation of Alexandre’s letter are mostly from Knapton’s book on Josephine]
[Image: Jean-Louis Victor Viger du Vigneau. Visit by Joséphine to her husband Alexandre held in prison in the Luxembourg. Detail. 1867]
ＨＩＳＴＯＲＹ ＭＥＭＥ ｜ （１／１） ＥＲＡ － ＩＴＡＬＩＡＮ ＵＮＩＦＩＣＡＴＩＯＮ
Italian Unification (Italian: Risorgimento [risordʒiˈmento], meaning the Resurgence) was the political and social movement that agglomerated different states of the Italian peninsula into the single state of the Kingdom of Italy in the 19th century.
The process began in 1815 with the Congress of Vienna and the end of Napoleonic rule, and ended in 1871 when Rome became the capital of the Kingdom of Italy. Some lands did not, however, join the Kingdom of Italy until after World War I with the Treaty of Saint-Germain. Some nationalists see the November 3, 1918 Armistice of Villa Giusti as the end of unification.
Your Sunday Bach Cantata for
Invokavit(No cantatas were performed during Lent, so you just get a random secular cantata)
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Work: Chi in amore ha nemica la sorte from Amore traditore (between 1718 and 1723)
Performer: Jacques Villisech, Gustav Leonhardt