“He who contemplates the depths of Paris is seized with vertigo.
Nothing is more fantastic. Nothing is more tragic.
Nothing is more sublime.”
– Victor Hugo

St. Genevieve (patron saint of Paris) makes confidence and calm to frightened Parisians of the approach of Attila, by Pierre Puvis de Chavannes:


13 thoughts on “Fraternité

  1. Lynn Kauppi says:

    Truly one of those times where music and art express more than words can.

  2. Charlie Campbell says:

    My heart goes out to the people of Paris … and the world for that matter
    … it has all gone MAD !!! … AGAIN !!!! … will it never end ?

    • artmodel says:


      I don’t think it’s going to end for a long, long time. This is the world now. It’s horrific.

      Thanks for commenting.


      • Charlie Campbell says:

        The planner … organizer or whatever you would call him … I hesitate to use the word ” mastermind” … has been killed, along with a second wave of terrorists. Now if this is justice or revenge, I don’t know … but they will act out their madness on innocent people no more.

        • artmodel says:


          Yes, I’ve been following all the developments. I figured they would definitely catch that guy, but there’s always another one and another one, more plots, more attacks. It’s all extremely disturbing.


  3. derek says:

    My thoughts and prayers to my Parisian friends and the victims families and may the veil get their justice

    • artmodel says:


      Prayers constantly. I can’t look at those images of death and destruction anymore. I’m with you on your call for justice.

      Thanks for commenting.


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