Lots of mermaid LM fantasty things on my dash + half day meeting in a windowless boardroom = mermaid LM doodles. Apparently. Also vague ideas of the opening shots of the movie with the poor drowned French tricolour. This is…something something shipwreck tricolour Enjolras Courfeyrac something something.
I always worry that people think I’m not paying attention in meetings when I doodle, when in fact my magpie mind is focuses much better when I’m doing something repetitive with my hands, like cross-hatching.The more I’m limited to audio input the more restless and distractable I am.
I also note that I should never try anything without a visual reference, particularly an undraped figure where I can’t fudge anything. Anatomy fail ahoy!
Barriere St. Denis, Paris c.1830
So we’ve met a bunch of dudes the Amis would not have liked…let’s look at one they were probably all cool with: Pierre-François Audry de Puyraveau (27 September 1773 - 6 December 1852).
First elected to the National Assembly in 1822, he was a passionate opponent of the Restoration and one of the formenters of the 1830 Revolution, meeting with workers and students to incite revolutionary action after Charles X passed the Ordinances that provoked armed insurrection. In 1831 he was re-elected, and in 1832 was part of the leadership of La Société des droits de l’homme (one of the inspirations for Les Amis de l’ABC).
Defended the 1834 insurgents in Lyon, signing a declaration that concluded with the words “L’infamie du juge fait la gloire de l’accusé”. This did not go down well, and he was fined and sentenced to a month in prison. He lost his seat in 1837, but re-emerged on the political scene after the 1848 Revolution and was elected to the constituent assembly, where he opposed the June crackdown and voted against measures supressing and punishing the insurgents.
Georges Pierre Jeanniot gives us the consequences of Enjolras’ shot. TBH, I’m not getting huge emotion from the NG here over the artillery officer being shot. Just a sort of “well, this sucks…”
Georges Pierre Jeanniot’s illustration of Valjean and Marius in the sewers.
Georges Pierre Jeanniot’s depiction of Valjean’s arrival at the barricade.
Engraving of Jean Maximilien Lamarque
Queen Maria Amalia, consort of Louis-Philippe, and some of her family visit the wounded of the July revolution on the 25 August 1830.
HAM BEFORE HARANGUES
Me, I just wonder how long the Preliminary Gaieties chapter would have been if Hugo had written in appropriate conversational responses from Joly and Bossuet throughout Grantaire’s mega-speech.
I like to think they’re just cutting up ham and cheese and cracking oysters and generally being Couple Having Breakfast about it until Grantaire takes a break. They’re obviously paying attention— Joly refills his glass, and all- but it’s BREAKFAST, f’crying out loud. Ham before harangues, and all that. :P
like Wilde said, only dull people are brilliant at breakfast!