jacques louis


The Royal Opera House of the Palace of Versailles is amongst the finest creations of the master French Architect Ange-Jacques Gabriel. Built under Louis XV for the wedding of his grandson, Crown Prince Louis-August (future Louis XVI) and the Hapsburg Princess Marie-Antoinette in 1770. It is the largest palace court theatre in Europe and one of the few surviving. Following a recent $70 million dollar renovation, the floor of the lower seats can once again be raised to the level of the stage and be used as enormous Ballroom or Banqueting Hall. Concerts, plays and ballets are now being held on a regular basis during the Chateau’s Theatre Season and the public can purchase tickets through their website.


Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825)
“The Anger of Achilles” (also known as the “Sacrifice of Iphigenie”) (1819)
Oil on canvas
Located in the Kimball Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, United States

“Portrait of Monsieur de Lavoisier and his Wife (Marie-Anne Pierrette Paulze)” (1788) (detail) by Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825).

B.A.P and Revolution

The latest B.A.P teaser dropped, and here it is:

So, let’s take a look at what we see here. The first thing you notice is the missing puzzle piece with a lone red rose laying on the bed. Red roses normally symbolize undying love and affection, and most importantly, loyalty.

Next we have the two items of wall art, namely the painting and the calendar. These are both extremely interesting. The painting is La Mort de Marat, or, The Death of Marat, by Jacques-Louis David in 1793. The calendar is simple, showing only the month of November, however the date of the 5th is circled in red. This represents Guy Fawkes Day (see excerpts below).

And, more specifically on Guy Fawkes Day:

All three of these things in one teaser together are fascinating. We already know B.A.P are a very, very socially aware group. Personally, with the state of politics the way it is not only in Korea, but worldwide, I would not be surprised if this ended up being a social commentary on the current state of events.

Boys, what are you up to???

Robert Louis STEVENSON “Le pourvoyeur de cadavres”

cover art:Jacques Tardi

Collection Marginalia (1976)

Contained 6 short stories chosen and translated by François Rivière.

Here is the short-short one unabridged:

                ”L’habitant de la ville et le voyageur”

“Regardez autour de vous , dit l’habitant de la ville, voici le plus grand marché du monde.

-Oh! Mais certainement, répond le voyageur

-Ma foi, peut-être pas le plus grand, reprend l’habitant de la ville, mais assurément le meilleur.

-Vous devez certainement vous tromper sur ce point, dit le voyageur. Je puis vous affirmer…

On enterra l’étranger à la tombée de la nuit. “

Publisher:Jacques Glénat, Grenoble, France

source:amsaklapper’s collection