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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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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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The importance of clothing and fashion were changed significantly by the Great War. The flowing lines and tight skirts of the Edwardian era slowly vanished making way for clothes that were more practical to wear. Women’s fashion from 1914 onwards The outbreak of war changed the roles of women in society leading to the need for a different kind of fashion. As their men left to…

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Art

Odilon Redon: 100 years

Posted by Published on June 30, 2016

The 6th July, 2016 marks a century since the death of the French symbolist painter, printmaker, draughtsman and pastellist, Odilon Redon. Discover his enchanting works and the inspirations behind them: Early talent Odilon Redon (1840-1916) , Guy & Mockel (19th-20th century) / Archives Larousse, Paris, France Odilon Redon began drawing as a child and at the early age of ten he had already been awarded…

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