With eyes bulging, a terrified look in his eyes, and a face contorted by effort, a man desperately struggles to save his family from disaster.
The dead tree the man is holding onto is about to give way.
Terrified children cling to their mother, whose will begins to falter in the face of adversity.
An old man clings to his son, his purse clutched tightly in his hand.
The Flood, 1806 by Anne-Louis Girodet De Roussy-Trioson (1767-1824), musée du LouvreRmn-Grand Palais
We would like to thank:
- For design, illustrations, writing, and coordination of the RMN-Grand Palais project: Cécile Maisonneuve (Doctor of Art History, Policy Officer, Scientific Council), Nathalie Gathelier (National Museums Speaker), Annie Madec (Iconographer), Françoise Lombardi-Peissel (Project Manager) at RMN-Grand Palais.
- For reproductions: French museum collections represented by the Photo Agency of the Réunion des musées nationaux-Grand Palais:
Montpellier, Musée Fabre; Versailles, Musée Lambinet; Lille, Palais des Beaux-Arts; Paris, The Louvre; Paris, Centre Pompidou (Musée National d'Art Moderne - Centre de Création Industrielle).