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Monthly Archives: February 2006

“The Burial of Atala”

An evocative painting in the romantic style of the French painter Anne-Louis Girodet de Roucy Trioson, “The Burial of Atala” depicts a scene from novelistRen√© Chateaubriand 1801 “Atala.” The setting of the novel is North America and the southern Natchez people, but the painting is infused with medievalism and exoticism. The hooded figure burying the […]