Tag: France

Be on your guard… April 1 has arrived and it’s time to celebrate April Fools’ Day, an annual day of exploitation of the chronically gullible. In France, April Fool’s Day is known as Poisson d’Avril (April fish) when children play tricks on friends by sticking a picture of a fish on their back.   The origins of April Fools’ Day There’s some uncertainty about when and…

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Heaven and earth: the duality in Rodin’s work

Posted by Published on October 31, 2015

On 12 November 2015, we celebrate Auguste Rodin’s 175th birth anniversary, and what better way to honour him than talking about his work. Master of nineteenth-century sculpture, Rodin’s work presents the Impressionist quality of accentuating the surface texture of the medium; and just as the rest of the Impressionists, Rodin’s work was often bluntly criticized. His sculptures departed from the traditional style modelled with beauty…

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