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Robespierre doesn't cuddle by suburbanbeatnik Robespierre doesn't cuddle by suburbanbeatnik
No, he doesn't. And he thinks the less of you, for not spending every waking moment of your day planning for the coming of the Republic of Virtue!
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NuitsdeYoung Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you seen this detail from Thévenin's 1796 painting of La Fête de la Fédération in 1790? OK, it's posthumous, but I think it's one of the better oil likenesses and rather adorable. I've photoshopped out the cracks in the paint.
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NuitsdeYoung Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
He may not like it, but over the next couple of anniversary days, he is getting lots of virtual cuddles from me, poor boy! I read the surgeon's report last night. The destruction of beauty knocks me to pieces.
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NuitsdeYoung Featured By Owner Edited Jul 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I find it deeply amusing that Max had lots of fangirls at the time, and the others couldn't work out why… Really?!!! He was better-looking and better-dressed than the rest put together. Of course he'll attract fangirls!

The Deseine bust of him is probably the most gorgeous and dynamic 18C portrait sculpture I have ever seen. A straight male friend remarked on its extraordinary handsomeness and vitality.

And I appreciate his good taste re: Eléonore being an artist.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
He was very pretty! For all Mantel's Issues (which I capitalize), at least she got Maxime's appeal. Though I think she missed the boat on how awesome Eleonore was, but I digress. (There is a fragment of a memoir written by one of Eleonore's former school chums, Albertine Clement-Hemery, which has been partially translated for me. Clement-Hemery has lots of great things to say about her, and that she was a caring, sensible but take-charge sort of person. It's really surprising to me that this hasn't been used more as a source.) 

Camille was attractive in an odd, off-kilter sort of way, but he was SUCH a sleaze. Saint-Just was very handsome, but he doesn't seem to have been terribly... approachable? Though he was involved with Henriette Lebas and Therese Gelle (possibly even at the same time), so there was that. And there was Herault de Sechelles, who was also very pretty, but he seems to have been a playboy and not the sort of man you could take home to meet your mother.  

So yeah, Robespierre seems to have been the most approachable, attractive and least sleazy of the The Bachelor: Revolution Edition.
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NuitsdeYoung Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I've found the book on Gallica! Hurrah! She calls her "Eugenie" for some reason, though.
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NuitsdeYoung Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Incidentally, where did you find the Clement-Hemery material, please?
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NuitsdeYoung Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That's interesting! I didn't know there were more sources on her! She sounds like the kind of girl Max needed… After all, a man who ladles soup directly on to the table because he hasn't noticed/or been too short-sighted to see there isn't a bowl there really shouldn't be let out on his own… ;-D

Yes, exactly: Max is the sweet, decent boy your mother would approve of. I want to ply him with cups of Rose Pouchong and macarons chosen to match the stripes in his waistcoat.
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Elbeniraen Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016
Hahaha !! XD You made my day... XD Allez Maximilien !!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL thanks!
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Elbeniraen Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016
You're welcome :)
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Jacobin bastard. Stare 
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Now, now... 
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ENT2PRI9SE Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For a guy who was so good looking he sure was a jerk. A lawyer who killed too many. What a contradiction.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL now I could make a joke about lawyers here...
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kaupaint Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student General Artist
He was a politician in a time of great turmoil. Not a jerk- just doing what he could for the good of France when most were against him and his life was at stake if he made the wrong move.
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NuitsdeYoung Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It was a horrendous situation: external war (which he had opposed) and internal rebellions. They were fighting for their lives in a situation where there were no good options. One gets the sense of basically good people in a corner, being driven to do things that they normally opposed (Max was against the death penalty – until crisis), and turning on each other. That is what makes him a tragic character.
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kaupaint Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017  Student General Artist
Absolutely!
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NuitsdeYoung Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It's something I find that I have to spell out to various people re: literary as well as historical favourites. Some people don't really understand that tragic heroes sometimes do what might be considered 'bad things' and that that is what makes them tragic. The idea that a character has to be entirely exemplary throughout at all times in order to be considered a 'hero' makes for simplistic reading and cardboard characters. People can screw up badly – they can hurt themselves and people close to them – and still be tragic heroes, all the more so, in fact.
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ENT2PRI9SE Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am taking a French Revolution class plus a class on France Since 1789. I read in the books saying that he had very few if any real friends. He was so much in the books and trying to be a lawyer that I think he lost his perspective after a point to really be paying attention to what was actually going on in France till it was far too late. Although he started off with a good ideas he quickly went a little too paranoid trying to find guilty people. That's just my thinking though.
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skywishes19 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Writer
Hehehe!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL thanks!
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skywishes19 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Writer
You're welcome!
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miss-robespierre Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011   General Artist
beautiful !!!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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miss-robespierre Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011   General Artist
I pray :handshake:
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inagie Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
pretty cool
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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robespierre13 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
HA! Yeah...Robespierre...I love the look on his face.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Ha, yes! He was such a prim little extremist-- bless his heart!
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robespierre13 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah. Robespierre....good times...he tried so hard.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Maybe a bit TOO hard, LOL!
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robespierre13 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Heh. In spite of all his hard work, poor guy just couldn't get ahead....
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I could make a really terrible pun on that, but I think I'll resist... ;P
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robespierre13 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Well, you're stronger than me....I couldn't help it...it just wasn't very punny.
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LestatMitsuo Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Student
waw !!! =*__*= :heart:
i'm jealous;that's beautifull !!!!:sniff:
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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Miss-Pixie-Duchess Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
Ah, Maxime.... ^-^
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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Miss-Pixie-Duchess Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
^_^
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RelativelyStraight Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009   Writer
Wow, this is wonderful! I love his expression. It's like...
fangirl: SQUEE! *advance*
Robespierre: ...No.

:+fav: *begins to plan the coming of the Republic of Virtue*
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NuitsdeYoung Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The gallery of the Jacobin Club used to fill with fangirls when he was speaking. Some of the other guys were jealous and really couldn't fathom it. Which part of, "He's handsome, well-dressed, and looks as if he's familiar with soap and a comb" did they not understand?!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
That's exactly it! You have described this picture perfectly. :XD:

Yes indeed, we all must do our part to pave the way for the Republic of Virtue. Citizen Robespierre would approve your civic mindedness.
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AdAbsurdum Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
"Cuddling? What is this cuddling you speak of? Unless it involves spilling the blood of the ancien regime, I am not interested, citizeness. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a Republic of Virtue to administrate."

Very nice work!

..he's LOOKING at me. Like he's measuring my neck.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Exactly! It's like you can read Robespierre's mind. I'm a bit scared now.

Hey, would you be interested in commenting on some of my other pieces? I've really enjoyed reading your comments. :D
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AdAbsurdum Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
Heheh. Sure!
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Arinya13 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
A beautiful portrait of an interesting historical figure. A very dedicated man and even though he doesn't cuddle, I want to give him a hug anyway!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Maxime has that affect on a lot of women, I've noticed. :D
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NuitsdeYoung Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, as I have a lifelong raging hurt/comfort complex, the whole Thermidor scenario is…
"Let me through! I'm a doctor!" (Or perhaps more usefully, The Doctor!)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm not sure Maxime would take to time travel very well! I can see him fainting and/or having an asthma attack (maybe both at the same time). 
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NuitsdeYoung Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Apparently the 20C historian Guillemin (presumably citing sources, as it's the 18C medical term) says that latterly he had "phthisis" (consumption). If so, it would explain his appearance in the last sketch of 9 Thermidor, poor boy.

(Contemplates applying his chest-rub… Well, someone has to… ;-D)
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