Analysis Of The Farewell Of Telemachus And Eucharis

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“The Farewell of Telemachus and Eucharis” by Jacques-Louis David
This painting is an oil on canvas. It was painted by Jacques-Louis David in 1818. It is depicting a couple from Fénelon's novel, “Les Aventures de Télémaque,” which was inspired by Homer's “Odyssey.” This painting was about a young mythological couple who were madly in love with each other. Telemachus, the son of Penelope and Odysseus, and Eucharis a daughter to the goddess Calypso were so strongly in love with each other, that they were absolutely devastated when the lover’s learned that they were going to be torn apart. The viewer sees Eucharis draping over Telemachus before he leaves to find his father. Telemachus and Eucharis both look very saddened that Telemachus had to leave.

“Portrait of the Sisters Zénaïde and Charlotte Bonaparte” by Jacques-Louis David
This painting was also an oil on canvas and was also painted by the same artist listed above. It was painted in 1821 in France, depicting two sisters, Zénaïde and Charlotte Bonaparte, who are the nieces to Napoleon. The sisters are reading a letter from their father, Joseph Bonaparte, who was exiled in the United States when they had previously lived in Belgium. Jacques-Louis David painted the two sisters in a way that displayed both their different ages and personalities. The oldest sister, wearing a black v-shaped dress, is staring at the viewer and has a protective looking demeanor towards her younger sister. The younger sister, wearing a more
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