Tag: France

200 Years Since The Death of Napoleon

Posted by Published on March 24, 2020

The 5th of May 2021 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of the once highly revered emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. We look back on his life and note some key images from the archive. Napoleon was born Napoleon Di Buonaparte on August the 15th, 1769 to a relatively modest family of minor noble descent, on the French island of Corsica. The French revolution came to…

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Best Places to Visit this Summer

Posted by Published on August 8, 2019

The Summer school holidays are in full swing, and we’re all excited to put our feet up and enjoy some well deserved rest. Whether your idea of time off is sunbathing on a white sand beach, hiking, or visiting as many museums and cultural hubs as possible, our blog on the best places to travel this summer will hopefully give you a few ideas as to…

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Around the World: France

Posted by Published on April 9, 2019

“I do not believe there is another city on earth so beautiful as Paris nor another people with such an appreciation of the beautiful as the French…” Edward Hopper   We celebrate la belle France this week – the country that embodies culture and sophistication, AND produces over 350 types of cheese! Take a look at the abundance of work from the great French masters,…

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Top Art Exhibitions: March 2018

Posted by Published on February 27, 2018

Spring is in the air and it brings with it these wonderful exhibitions: Picasso 1932: Love, Fame, Tragedy Tate Modern, London UK – 8 March – 9 September 2018 The first ever solo Pablo Picasso exhibition to be shown at Tate Modern, it will bring you face-to-face with more than 100 paintings, sculptures and drawings, mixed with family photographs and rare glimpses into his personal…

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Artist Spotlight: Boissegur

Posted by Published on June 5, 2017

Don’t let the bright, cheerful colours fool you… French artist Boissegur’s paintings are shrouded in mystery. Groups of balloons float around her eerily quiet compositions, and often a boy or a man in a straw hat, called “George” or a girl named “Clara”, appear in the picture. With an exhibition of her intriguing works happening both in her hometown of Paris, as well as at the Chetkin Gallery in New…

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The Stories behind the Bedrooms

Posted by Published on June 2, 2017

Whether you’re royalty or struggling to make ends meet we all need to sleep and therefore need a bedroom. These are the secret spaces of our lives. Or not so secret spaces – we’ve compiled some of the stories behind the bedrooms. Pope Pius XII (Eugenio Pacelli) 1939-58 Now Pope Pius XII was the Pope during the Second World War. Though he did not publicly…

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Key Figures of World War I

Posted by Published on May 25, 2017

Many different nations were involved in the Great War. It is therefore not surprising that royals and political personalities played significant roles during the conflict. How it all began: Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria Franz Ferdinand was the nephew of Emperor Franz Joseph and heir to the throne of the Austria-Hungarian Empire. The assassination of the Archduke and his wife, Sophie Gräfin Chotek, in Sarajevo…

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We all know French cuisine is the best

Posted by Published on May 24, 2017

I come from Lyon, the French capital of former France (Gaulles), of the French Resistance, of silk, of the printing industry and of cinema…well, it was pretty much the capital of everything until Paris came along. But above all it was and still is the capital of French gastronomy, so I am bound to write about French cuisine. Cookery and food are a great part…

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If you happen to find yourself in Paris or New York this coming October, do pay a visit to the Mairie of the French city’s 1st Arrondissement, or New York’s Chetkin Gallery, to see the upcoming retrospective exhibition of the French artist Boissegur. Boissegur, whose copyright is represented by Bridgeman, studied at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts and has exhibited internationally in major cities such as London, New York…

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5 Film Anniversaries in May

Posted by Published on April 28, 2017

This May is a big month for anniversaries from the glitzy world of cinema. Not only is it the 70th Cannes Film Festival, one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world, but a number of high-profile Hollywood actresses from the golden age of Hollywood also celebrate anniversaries this month too. Take a look at some of the upcoming anniversaries in the world of film….

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