Bouvines


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Bouvines

(bo͞ovēn`), village, Nord dept., N France, in Flanders. In a battle there in 1214, Philip II of France defeated the joint forces of King John of England, Emperor Otto IV, and the count of Flanders, establishing the power of the French monarchy.
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It has been suggested that their response to Mathieu was born of misunderstanding--specifically, a failure to grasp that his interest in making a work like Bouvines lay less in the finished canvas than in the performance of painting.
Every aspect of his role, Tapie insists more than once, was thoroughly researched in advance: "Sensing his subject, Mathieu began to read everything on Bouvines and on feudal strategy, and to gather all possible information about every personage involved.
Even so, Bouvines conceals at least as much, as it reveals.
In all of these endeavors, Mathieu translated the gestural marking of Bouvines into graphic design for tapestry, porcelain, posters, and so on.
His gesture was supposed to be one of noblesse, an inborn aristocracy to which the Americans (whose land had not even been discovered at the time of the Bouvines battle) could hardly lay claim.