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Tag Archives: #Paris
The famous Tuileries Garden are on almost everyone’s Parisian adventurers ‘bucket list’, and it is very easy to see why. The Tuileries were named after tile-yards (Tuileries) on the site, prior to a Palace was built for Catherine de Medici. … Continue reading
“Nu au Miroir” French painter and weaver Camille Hilaire was born on 2 August 1916 in Metz. He began painting from a young age and by the age of 15, he had discovered the work of Albrecht Dürer in the … Continue reading
Le Chat Noir (aka “The Black Cat“) was a 19th C cabaret/nightclub situated in a small two-roomed site on 84 Boulevard de Rochechouart in the Bohemian district of Montmartre in Paris. It was founded on 18 November 1881 by Rodolphe … Continue reading
French Art Nouveau painter and printmaker Théophile Alexandre Steinlen, aka Steinlen was born on November 10, 1859, at Lausanne, Switzerland. He studied at the University of Lausanne and after graduation, married and moved to the Parisian Montmartre Quarter. It was here … Continue reading
“The Crown of Thorns” (1950) oil on canvas; 163 x 98cm, concerns the Passion of Christ. It is one example of the artwork of non-figurative French painter, stained glass artist and tapestry designer, Alfred Manessier, who was born on 5th … Continue reading
The famous French artist, Édouard Manet was born into an upper class household with strong political connections, on 23rd January 1832. As an artist, Manet rejected the future originally envisioned for him, and became engrossed in the world of painting. He … Continue reading
Went down to my local patisserie “Gateaux” to buy a celebratory slice of cake (for a friend’s birthday). The shop was getting ready for Bastille Day celebrations, so I thought it was time to salute La Tour Eiffel. Any visitor … Continue reading