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Symbolism Movement

Here is the presentation my fellow docents and I put together in our study group for the upcoming exhibit —

Paris, Fin de Siecle: Signac, Redon, Toulouse-Lautrec and Their Contemporaries…

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Self portrait in a crowd - Toulouse-Lautrec

When I was younger, I wondered what it would have been like to have been one of the artists that hung around in bars at the turn of the last century. 618 more words


Louise and Jeanne: The Antipodes of Moulin Rouge

With nearly 600,000 visitors every year, Moulin Rouge is in the top ten must-see items on the tourist’s list. Located at the bottom of a hill in the Montmartre neighborhood—then a semi-rural setting favored by artists—Moulin Rouge opened its doors in 1889 to offer champagne-filled parties during which remarkable dancers and singers performed. 1,243 more words

19th Century France

Flaming Torches

On the garden stage – the bromeliads have been putting on a bright and cheery show. They obviously love the conditions on the Berea, Durban. Like can-can dancers at the Moulin Rouge they appear all demure at first, and then go on to flirt by swishing their petticoats, before naughtily flashing their bloomers. 95 more words

Graham Leslie McCallum

How to tell toadstools from mushrooms?

How to tell toadstools from mushrooms? Does anyone know? When we buy mushrooms from our local Sainsburys we just have to trust they are mushrooms and not toadstools don’t we. 64 more words

Here is My Heart... On My Sleeve, Where You Can't Miss It: "Moulin Rouge" (1952)

By Scott Ross

Moulin Rouge is one of the most exquisitely beautiful movies of its time — 65 years after its release its lush images and extraordinary color palette pop off the screen. 1,082 more words


The End of an Earache

Well, residencies have a lifespan and I’m afraid we’re losing our lovely dog Weekly Wednesday. He’s heading for that great jazz gig in the sky, where all the musicians are glum because God’s girlfriend is a singer – … 202 more words

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