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No. 180: Stravaganza: The Fine Art of Embroidery in Haute Couture

This morning I was thrilled to visit an atelier of another talented artisan, Fabienne Debastiani, at her purple digs in Paris.

Fabienne is a passionate creator of jewelry, costumes and haute couture. 236 more words


French Artists at the Hermitage

Do you ever see an exhibition advertised, decide to go, and then not get around to it until just before it closes? No? Just me then. 290 more words


The Human Butterflies

Anthropomorphic monkeys ran rabid through interior designs during the early to mid 18th century, and Charles-Germain de Saint-Aubin put his spin on the trend by creating his human butterflies.   360 more words

18th Century

Collagraphy, Lithography, and Serigraphy

Collagraphy refers to a printing technique in which proofs are pulled from a block on which the artwork or design is built up like a collage, creating a relief. 171 more words

Art Forms

Alex Varenne: Provocative Line & Forms

French artist and illustrator Alex Varenne, born in 1939, actually worked strictly as an art instructor and fine artist until his late thirties. He debuted as a comics artist in 1979 with “Ardeur”, illustrating a script provided by his brother, that first effort then growing into a series of graphic novels. 319 more words

Artists, Illustrators & Photo Arts