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In the world of Harry Potter
mercredi 25 octobre 2017
Twenty years ago, owls flew over the house of Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia. Harry was ten years old. He was about to start at the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Hagrid, the kindly giant, led him from the world of the Muggles to the world of the wizards. With his help, Harry discovered Platform 9 3/4, Diagon Alley and, finally, Hogwarts....
Vahines: exotic muses
mardi 24 octobre 2017
In an idyllic natural landscape of beaches, lagoons, palm trees, shells and corals, the vahine became a source of inspiration for artists with Louis-Antoine de Bougainville’s 18th-century travelogue that represented Tahiti as “paradise on Earth”.  A true icon of European imagery, the languid Tahitian woman –...
Wild love, fatal passion
mardi 17 octobre 2017
Influenced by their romantic relationships, great figures in the history of 20th century art have left behind a well-known iconography shaped by their private lives.For artists driven by their desire to create, certain encounters were experienced as revelations with their intellectual and carnal passions marking a period in their work or even...
  • Love
October 1917
mardi 10 octobre 2017
Like the French Revolution in the 18th century, the October Revolution of 1917 rattled early 20th century world history.At the time, the world was shaken by the Great War, of which the Russian people were tired. Lenin incited the armed uprising in Petrograd; during the night of 24 or 25 October 1917 (6 and 7 November in the Julian...
  • History
Roger Parry in Tahiti
jeudi 05 octobre 2017
Roger Parry was 27 years old when he set sail for the islands of French Polynesia. His report was published by Gallimard in 1934 with the participation of Malraux.Instead of a quest for exoticism, his photographs attest to an intense gaze, with unembellished portraits of men and women that are somewhat reminiscent of certain paintings by Gauguin.
  • Photography
Remarkable women: lucky pick!
mardi 03 octobre 2017
If I were to say “Mendelssohn” to you, you would think of Felix Mendelssohn, the German musician, conductor, pianist and composer of the early Romantic period, to be precise. But have you heard of