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Gauguin, Paul. Still Life with Peaches. 1889. Oil on panel. Fogg Museum, Cambridge MA.

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Ascenseur au Pantheon du Cinema: Jeanne Moreau est morte -- Long live Jeanne Moreau

By Paul Ben-Itzak
Copyright 2017 Paul Ben-Itzak

Jeanne Moreau, the embodiment of French film and muse to the giants of French and World cinema for seven decades, including Francois Truffaut (“Jules and Jim”), Louis Malle (“Ascenseur pour l’echaffaud”), Orson Welles, Luis Bunuel and countless others, was found dead in her Paris apartment this morning by her maid, French radio reported. 664 more words

Jean-Baptiste Greuze - The Complain of the Watch

The flower bloomed and faded. The sun rose and sank. The lover loved and went.” (Virginia Woolf)

Jean-Baptiste Greuze, The Complain of the Watch, 1770… 367 more words

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Boucher, François. Summer Pastoral. 1749. Oil on canvas. Wallace Collection, London.

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Without Jury, But With Cupcake

Last week marked Edgar Degas’ 183rd birthday, and if any reason exists to treat oneself to a gourmet cupcake from a local bakery, it is to solitarily celebrate the birth of a hero (which may or may not have been exactly what I did). 264 more words

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French Humorous Artists--Marie Belloc (December 1901)

A review of French humorous cartoons and caricatures, by Marie Belloc, sister of Hilaire Belloc, and a prolific writer in her own right (mainly of detective and crime fiction).  2,058 more words

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Matisse, Henri. Beasts of the Sea. 1950. Gouache on paper, cut and pasted on white paper, mounted on canvas. National Gallery of Art, Washington D. C.

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