How would you describe her in one word? Joan of Arc (1865)

How would you describe her in one word? Joan of Arc (1865)

2/18/2021, 12:23:34 PM
How would you describe her in one word? Joan of Arc (1865) by John Everett Millais (1829-1896) shows how the French heroine has taken her battle helmet off to say a prayer. She is portrayed as a fierce yet elegant soldier, wearing thick armor and a heavy sword, combined with her red skirt. Jeanne d'Arc played an important but somewhat mysterious role in the Hundred Years' War between various houses to decide who was to rule France. But she is considered a hero because she came from a poor family, yet she led the French army to several decisive victories, turning the course of the Hundred Years' War around. As a 14-year-old girl she started hearing voices of saints in her mind. These voices told her to fight for France against the English. It took her some time to convince the army leaders of her divine inspiration, but when she was given her first chance, she immediately led the French to success. Millais was one of the first British artists who painted Joan of Arc. Not surprisingly, she had mainly been popular among French artists until this time, but Millais had probably become familiar with her through the increasing number of engravings of works about her that were circulating. #Art #Painting #Artwork #ArtHistory #HistoryofArt #OilPainting #OilonCanvas #BritishArt #BritishArtist #BritishPainter #PreRaphaelites #Realism #PreRaphaeliteBrotherhood #JoanofArc #JeannedArc #Hero #Saint #Soldier #Heretic #Savior #French #HundredYearsWar #History

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