Jeanne D'arc is the women who chase the english out of France in the Middle Age. This is the lone women in French women to became a knight but she was burned alive for sorcelery because she said she eard God's voice. So this is not realy a myth (not at 100%) but nice picture.
If you want to translate a name... Her name is Jeanne d'Arc. Joan The Ark comes from a strange habit of translating names... And here a failure as Joan isn't for Jeanne but Johan, Jane is indeed the English version of Jeanne. But let's face it...translating name is the most stupid thing to do.
I'm not sure that's entirely true. I read that you can use the name Joan for male and female names. It seems that Joan is more related to the name Johanne which is the female version of Johan. Maybe they were looking for a name that didn't sound as ordinary as Jane. Nevertheless I stick to Jeanne D'arc, because I'm Belgian and always knew her by that name.
One little historical inconsistency, Joan of Arc never dressed in women's clothes (or armor), the one time she did dress like a woman was in prison, and she was raped (or attempted, I don't remember) be one of the guards (of course, filthy pigs), and after that she went right back to wearing men's clothes.
Who is Jane D Arc??? I want to know someone please tell me she looks amazing. Like the whole blessing the sword thing as well... "Blessing THE sword" is it a special sword of some kind? Is there any history behind this?
Jeanne d'Arc is her real name. Some know her as Jane or Joan, as some people found it good to"translate"names. She's an important figure in France's history. Hearing the voice of God, the little peasant left up an army and fought for the king, she eventually gets burned for sorcery.
but even then jeanne d'arc was a french heroine. someone must have heard it somewhere. though it's been a long time since this comment i came to the conclusion that foreigners might not remember or understand their name and when put from ear to paper "jeanne d' arc" go to "joan of arc"
this is stunning. i love it and i love her real story. honestly i appreciate that this one is more clothed than the others. as artists i think we get pushed that the less clothed the more mature or better the art, when really the more clothed the more hard to design and draw correctly. wonderful piece.