The Turmoil of Conflict, fourth scene from the Joan of Arc Series, c. 1905- 1911
Oil and gold leaf on canvas, approximately 29 x 67 inches
Corcoran Gallery of Art, William A. Clark Collection, 1926
(c) 2003 the Corcoran Gallery of Art
Look at this!
French artist Louis-Maurice Boutet de Monvel painted six large canvases about Joan of Arc -- this is the fourth in the series. It shows a battle between the French and the English armies at Patay in central France in 1429, complete with charging knights, archers and all the trappings of war in the Middle Ages.
What Do You Think?
How does the artist make the scene look exciting, colorful and heroic? How do artists and illustrators use pictures to inspire you or make you feel a certain way about the people or things they depict?
If this painting inspires emotions in you, write a poem about those feelings. Just get creative!