Monday, March 28, 2011

The Sky Over The Louvre

The Sky Over The Louvre is a new over-sized hardcover graphic novel written by Jean-Claud Carriere and BEAUTIFULLY illustrated by Bernar Yslaire.









This graphic novel is actually done in conjunction with the Louvre museum and takes place when the Louvre museum was in its infancy, during the French revolution. The Sky Over The Louvre is also the story of David, the painter who was ordered to do a painting of the Supreme Being (not "God", they were trying to create a new opiate figurehead for the masses) and another painting he was working on at the same time. Although "only" 66 pages in length, The Sky Over The Louvre isn't just a history lesson, as it also contains within its lushly drawn pages, discussions on the nature of art, beauty, and the role of religion in people's lives.

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Happy New Comics Wednesday 6/21/17 - before you go to this weekend's Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con, you should stop by Alternate because just look at the titles out tomorrow edition!!

Really looking forward to reading these titles, only read Batman #25 so far, the first part of the War of the Jokes and Riddles and it...