This is a translation of one of the 45 blogs I wrote during my three month stay in Paris, 2021-2022.

Februari 3rd 2022

Today I went to the Louvre for the third day in a row to study Charles LeBrun’s Alexander paintings. I felt heavily intimidated and analyzing all his compositional solutions I couldn’t theorize. Just make an inventory of possibilities.


In 1802 William Turner visited the Louvre and saw Titian’s The Death of St Peter Martyr. In his sketchbook he writes; “This picture is an instance of his great power as to conception and sublimity of intellect – the characters are finely contrived, the composition is beyond all system (…)”