Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc was a French architect and author who restored many prominent medieval landmarks in France [including] Notre-Dame Cathedral... His later writings on the relationship between form and function in architecture had a notable influence on a new generation of architects, including Antoni Gaudí, Victor Horta, and Louis Sullivan.
Viollet-le-Duc’s geological work follows closely from his work as medieval archeologist and architect. Having spent his life studying the play of structural forces that operate in buildings, whether medieval or modern ... he passed to the contemplation of the same primary laws and forces working in nature on the grandest scale.

For eight years between 1868 and 1876, he used his summer vacation to study and measure Mont Blanc, the greatest of European mountains. His first aim was the preparation of a complete and systematic map of the region under survey – a goal he achieved spectacularly with the production of a huge and stunning chromolithographic plan ‘view’ of the massif ‘as if it had been photographed from an altitude of 10,000 meters’. Thanks to a graphical method using subtly graduated light and shade, he could produce a vivid representation of the configuration of the slopes, with its hollows and recesses, and the sharp and abrupt contour of the mountain peaks.


Ann Connelly Fine Art
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Louisiana State University
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting
Minor Art History
Summa Cum Laude


University of Virginia
Masters of Architecture
Thesis Award, Design Award



Solo Show at Ten Gallery; New Orleans, LA
Forum 35 Art Melt; Baton Rouge, LA
Humid - Ten Gallery; New Orleans, LA
Shuffle - Ten Gallery; New Orleans, LA


NY Studio School Invitational; New York, NY
(Review: The New Criterion)

Forum 35 Art Melt; Baton Rouge, LA