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Design Week Paris

Hotel La Louisiane

Design Week in Paris Part II Jacinthe Gigou As in ” The Shining” Amsterdam, Sept 30 2021–The contemporary art gallery owner Olivier Robert created the Bienvenue Art fair in 2018, the first edition of which took place at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. The third edition, which was scheduled for 2020 having been…
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Hotel La Lousiane Paris

Eternal Centre of the World

Paris: Hotel La Louisiane Part I By Jacinthe Gigou Amsterdam, 30 September 2021 — The list of famous and perhaps not so famous moviestars, theatre personalities, national and international artists, painters, writers and the like, who have spent the nights there, is almost endlessly long.  But next week, beginning October 2021, the Hotel La Louisiane, in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, will…
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IF by- Rudyard Kipling 1910 edition cover

If – By Rudyard Kipling read by Sir Michael Caine

If you can keep your head when all about you        Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,     But make allowance for their doubting too;    If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,     Or being lied about, don’t deal in…
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Le Chemin du Bonheur Foto Brachet

Le Chemin du Bonheur

A feature film of Nicolas Steil 14ème ÉDITION FESTIVAL DUFILM FRANCOPHONE D’ANGOULÊMESÉLECTION EN COMPÉTITION OFFICIELLE Le Chemin du Bonheur, the feature film by Nicolas Steil, was presented for the first time in the presence of the film’s crew this Friday, August 27, 2021 as part of its selection in official competition at the Angoulême Francophone…
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Albert Camus Smiling

The Plague and the Pandemic: Albert Camus’ Rise as a Literary Icon

This week, we’re putting the focus on Nobel Prize-winning French author Albert Camus. As 2020 saw France mark 60 years since his death in a car crash, Camus’s seminal work “The Plague” was unexpectedly thrust back into the spotlight by the Covid-19 pandemic. From the UK to Japan, the 1947 novel established itself as a global sensation, topping sales charts…
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Ama

AMA – a short film by Julie Gautier

JULIE: Ama is a silent film. It tells a story everyone can interpret in their own way, based on their own experience. There is no imposition, only suggestions. I wanted to share my biggest pain in this life with this film. For this is not too crude, I covered it with grace. To make it…
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Albert Camus Boris Pasternak

The Moving Correspondence of Albert Camus and Boris Pasternak

A Cross-Cultural Bridge of Kinship and Mutual Appreciation It is false to say that frontiers do not exist. They do exist, temporarily. But at the same time there exists a force of creativity and truth uniting us all, in humility and in pride at the same time.” By Mario Popova – Source: Brain Pickings Months…
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Albert Camus the Outsider

Albert Camus: Inside the Outsider

Source: BBC, Matthew Selwyn A Radio 3 Sunday Feature, somewhat redundant being available for free and in better quality through this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03g2r5j but for your youtube pleasure here we are. Analysis: The Outsider by Albert Camus byMatthew SelwynFebruary 16, 201222 Comments The Outsider (1942) (previously translated from the French, L’Étranger, as The Stranger) is Albert Camus’s most widely…
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Gustav Klimt der Kuss

Gustav Klimt: Life of an Artist

Gustav Klimt biography: This video covers the life of famous artist Gustav Klimt from his beginnings in Baumgarten in Austria to his worldwide success. He was prodigiously talented even from a young age, as was his brother Ernst, who he would set up an artist’s company with. Gustav Klimt was the first president of the…
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Pablo Picasso Seated Women 1927

Picasso Love, Sex and Art

BBC Documentary 2015 Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, also known as Pablo Picasso (25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973), was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. Regarded as one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, he…
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