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Alexander - Crossing of the Granicus

Alexander - Crossing of the Granicus Visual Arts Ancient Places and/or Civilizations Social Studies World History

Charles Le Brun was Louis XIV’s court painter.  Wanting to extol the virtues of his own king, Le Brun used Alexander the Great as his inspiration.

He created a painting of Alexander at “The Crossing of the Granicus.”  That painting was thereafter used to create a tapestry.  This image depicts the tapestry.  

When Alexander crossed the Granicus, a river in then-Asia Minor, he was embarking on his ultimately successful conquest of the Persian Empire.  Le Brun likened Alexander’s victory at Granicus to Louis XIV’s capture of the southern part of The Netherlands.

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Media Credits

Image online via Digischool (a Dutch-language website).

 

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