Rien ne va plus. Cockfight in Flanders (1889) was painted

7/3/2021, 3:30:58 PM
Rien ne va plus. Cockfight in Flanders (1889) was painted by the Belgian-French artist Rémy Cogghe (1854-1935). It shows a so-called gallodrome (a spherical cockfighting arena) filled with men from all layers of society. They have put their money on one of the two gamecocks and are watching the fight go one. You can even see some last-minute betting going on the top (swipe to see the top of the painting). At this tense moment, there is no difference between the bosses and their employees that are present. They are all watching the fight with similar intensity. And while the title suggests that this took place in current-day Belgium, this scene is from the city of Roubaix, in the north of France. Cockfighting was still very popular by the end of the 19th century in France #Art #Painting #Artwork #ArtHistory #HistoryofArt #OilPainting #OilonCanvas #FineArts #ArtoftheDay #BelgianArt #BelgianPainter #BelgianArtist #Cogghe #Cockfight #Brutal #Bloody #Betting #Gamecocks #Roubaix #France

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