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Sidewalk City: On Parisian Café Culture and the Social Politics of Public Space

On the corner of Rue de Meaux and Avenue de Laumière in the 19th arrondissement, across from the neighborhood fishmonger and a Turkish kebab stand, there is an unassuming French café called “L’Avenue.” There is nothing remarkable about L’Avenue, except perhaps for the white silhouettes that Jérôme Mesnager, a local graffiti artist, has tagged on the glass café window. 1,810 more words

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"It seems to me that today if the artist wishes to be serious, he must once more sink himself in solitude."

“It seems to me that today if the artist wishes to be serious, he must once more sink himself in solitude.”

– Edgar Degas, painter, French

Art

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see” ~ Edgar Degas

Daily Quotes

"People call me the painter of dancers, but I really wish to capture movement itself."

“People call me the painter of dancers, but I really wish to capture movement itself.”

Edgar Degas, French, painter

Painter

Upside down Degas

If Brexit happens, we shall be required to hang famous European paintings upside down… turning them gradually anti-clockwise during any transition…
So, let’s hope xenophilia wins instead. 8 more words