Walks in Paris and in the Loire valley

New York

July 28 2016, 15:06pm

Posted by Jean-Charles Prévost

Manhattan bird's eye view Let me invite you to a motionless journey to New York. One of these journeys in which a number of novelists, directors and composers invite us. No need for passport, the only necessary visa will be the one of your imagination!...

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Belleville and Buttes Chaumont

June 20 2016, 10:08am

Posted by Jean-Charles Prévost

Place des Fêtes and upper Belleville The area is urbanized in the late nineteenth century on land previously cultivated as vineyard after the construction of the Thiers enclosure. Also the plots keep until today, a deep and narrow shape transversely to...

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Saint Denis Basilica

June 1 2016, 17:32pm

Posted by Jean-Charles Prévost

Saint Denis, former industrial suburb disadvantaged by the North of Paris, is better known for its Stade de France than for its basilica. This one is nevertheless at the same time an architectural exploit, an important place in the history of France as...

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Nineteenth century Paris

March 6 2016, 16:57pm

Posted by Jean-Charles Prévost

The city experienced in the nineteenth century profound changes that characterize its aspect to the visitor today: Haussmann boulevards, public and private buildings, parks, stations. Simultaneously, the period was also a key moment in the history of...

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Quattro- and Cinquecento a revolution in painting!

January 31 2016, 18:45pm

Posted by Jean-Charles Prévost

Here is a very topical subject because the Italian painting departments at le Louvre, usually crowded with tourists taking selfies before the Victory of Samothrace and clumping together in front of Mona Lisa are currently empty. If Paris is a bit far...

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The Emile Verhaeren exhibition in Musée des Avelines Saint Cloud

January 15 2016, 11:58am

Posted by Jean-Charles Prévost

Verhaeren is a Flemish poet writing in French, a figure of the art scene and European literature at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; he lived in Saint-Cloud from 1900 until his death in November 1916 run over by a train in Rouen station....

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Hand printing

January 2 2016, 23:01pm

Posted by Jean-Charles Prévost

Pictures produced through hand printing are indifferently called engravings or prints although both terms refer to different stages of the process: a drawing is engraved on a matrix - plate of wood or metal, inked then wiped so that the ink adheres only...

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The Invalides

December 11 2015, 11:59am

Posted by Jean-Charles Prévost

Louis XIV decided to build on the outskirts of Paris a monumental set to host its soldiers infirm or too old even as he invents a magnificent setting to stage his court to Versailles and power ,. Built in the early part of his reign, in 1670-1676, the...

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Maupassant and impressionist painters

November 30 2015, 18:27pm

Posted by Jean-Charles Prévost

Guy de Maupassant, born August 5, 1850 at Miromesnil castle in Tourville-sur-Arques in Normandy and died July 6, 1893 in Paris, was a recognized author in his lifetime and its reputation endures today through the many filmed adaptations of his work. His...

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