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Odo of West Francia
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Odo of West Francia

Odo of West Francia (also known as Eudes, l. c. 856-898 CE, r. 888-898 CE) was Count of Paris and hero of the Viking Siege of Paris 885-886 CE who was shortly afterwards elected King of West Francia. He was the son of Robert The Strong (c.830-866...
Helen of Troy
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Helen of Troy

Helen of Troy (sometimes called Helen of Sparta) is a figure from Greek mythology whose elopement with (or abduction by) the Trojan prince Paris sparked off the Trojan War. Helen was the wife of Menelaus, the king of Sparta, and considered...
Paris Parlement Session in 1787
Image by J. Niquet

Paris Parlement Session in 1787

The extraordinary session of the Parlement of Paris on 19 November 1787 at the Palais de Justice. Museum of the French Revolution, Vizille.
Paris Street, A Rainy Day by Caillebotte
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Paris Street, A Rainy Day by Caillebotte

An 1877 oil on canvas, Paris Street, A Rainy Day, by Gustave Caillebotte (1848-96) the French impressionist painter. Strict geometry is a feature of the artist's work and can be seen here in the strong horizontal and vertical lines, notably...
Paris & Oenone
Image by Andre

Paris & Oenone

Mantlepiece with relief of Paris and Oenone, 1738 CE, made by Jean Baptiste Xavery for the principal room of the house at 48 Rapenburg in Leiden, where Diederick, Baron van Leyden, livedRijkmuseum, Amsterdam.
Paris National Guard Goes to War, September 1792
Image by Léon Cogniet

Paris National Guard Goes to War, September 1792

Depiction of the Paris National Guard on its way to join the army, September 1792, oil on canvas by Léon Cogniet, 1836. Palace of Versailles.
Paul Gauguin
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Paul Gauguin

Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) was a French neo-impressionist painter whose vivid paintings with their flat, bold colours and use of mystical and ambiguous symbols revolutionised art. Never quite gaining success in his own lifetime...
Menelaus
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Menelaus

Menelaus (also Menelaos) is a figure from ancient Greek mythology and literature who was the king of Sparta and the husband of beautiful Helen, whose abduction by the Trojan prince Paris sparked off the legendary Trojan War. The story is...
Mosaic of the Judgement of Paris
Image by Carole Raddato

Mosaic of the Judgement of Paris

A Roman floor mosaic depicting the judgement of Paris, Antioch, Syria. 115-150 CE. (Louvre, Paris)
Edgar Degas
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas (1834-1917) was a French impressionist painter who used many different media to capture dancers, bathers, horse races, and scenes from Parisian café society. A keen photographer, Degas' paintings frequently show real-life captured...
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