Voltaire Triomphe de Voltaire


The painting inserted above is named Voltaire Triomphe de Voltaire and was painted by Duplessis during the era of the Scientific Revolution. The painting portrays the message that the Scientific Revolution brought light to the darkness in Europe. If you look to the bottom right you can see people, that have some type of paper in their hands, being beaten up by devils. However as you move to the left of the picture the painter uses brighter colors and paints happier people. There are angels flying in the sky and a devil is being beaten to the ground. There is also a King and Queen walking through the people. The painting can also be interpreted as the people on the darker side are the ones with the Church who do not accept the Scientific Revoolution and the people on the brighter side are the people taking part in the Scientific Revolution.

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