Tag Archives: #Paris

The ‘Hilaire’-strious Career of Camille Hilaire

“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

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No Shades of Grey with Le Chat Noir

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

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Steinlen’s Le Chat Noir of Montmartre

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

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A Crown, golden in show is but a wreath of thorns

“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

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Manet examples of great Impressionistic art

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

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Joyeux Le Quatorze Juillet! aka Happy Bastille Day

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

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