Where creativity becomes innovation, if transformed into reality Journey into the creativity of France https://nz.ambafrance.org/Creativity-A-quintessentially-french-trait, where être means to be and where it indicates nationality and profession, but also where it describes people and things. One can be French by descent or by the battles waged, yet, already in conceiving a certain type of sail or handbag; in both cases, …Read More »
WHEN COMICS BECOME SOCIOLOGY – Claire Bretécher, a cartoonist on TV, at the dawn of the millennium
Satirical strips describing the eccentricities of French society Her Agrippina, a grumpy teenager with boots on and short hair, was born in the late 1980s. As a comic book author, behind that character she covered gender and sexuality with a biting humor. For her stories, it is not by chance that Claire Bretécher has become a point of reference of …Read More »
A MODERN AND GLOBAL APPROACH TO THE FASHION INDUSTRY – Jeanne Lanvin, a maternal love fertilized by designing clothes
Luxury dresses for women In 1927, it was precisely for the birthday present of her beloved daughter that she launched the Arpège perfume. After a hundred years, her taste is still present on the world market with Eau de Parfum for Women https://www.notino.co.uk/lanvin/jeanne-lanvin-eau-de-parfum-for-women/. In 1994, the Lanvin brand was take over by the cosmetics company L’Oréal. Then a Taiwanese finance …Read More »
NOTHING IS REAL, EXCEPT DREAMS AND LOVE – Anna de Noailles, the full beauty and the noble and peaceful splendor of light
The infinite heart of a woman named Anna Throughout her life, she had a troubled friendship with the novelist and essayist Maurice Barrès. Her father died at the age of ten, yet in Victor Hugo’s poems, she discovered a language to overcome that loss through artistic representation. Descending from families of Romanian boyars and daughter of a prince, she had …Read More »
THE MADEMOISELLE OF THE FRENCH SONG – Françoise Hardy, the yéyé generation and the 45-rpm musical hits
Shy, style icon and narrator of the sufferings of love A private music school, the Petit Conservatoire, directed by Mireille Artyush, was chose by her parents as a suitable place for her to have professional musical knowledge. In her spare time, she devoted attention to psychology and astrology, publishing books and participating in radio broadcasts. Bob Dylan mentioned Françoise Hardy …Read More »
THE MUSICAL CULTURE OF THE ROAD – Manu Chao: Playing and singing in slippers, between via St. Pau and calle Escudellers
Hovering between temptations intimate sensitivity and social reality His music has undergone many influences, all deriving from his Spanish origins and from travels to Mesoamerica. His parents had moved to Paris to escape Francisco Franco’s dictatorship, in the suburban area between Boulogne-Billancourt and Sèvres. The home of Manu Chao http://www.manuchao.net/, it housed many refugees from South American dictatorships, and had …Read More »
DELICIOUS LOBSTERS AND CREATIVE ARTISTS, INSIDE A JOURNEY OF ART – From Brittany to the French Riviera, together with five shades of France.
When we do not have what we love, we have to love what we have. Tourism in the Finistère? Saint-Renan https://www.france-voyage.com/cities-towns/saint-renan-9127.htm, the heart of the Country of Iroise. The medieval city will you seduce, by the richness of its historical heritage. Essential site, the place of the old market, with its period houses. A memory of the flavors of these …Read More »
FROM DARKNESS, WITH LIGHT – Jacqueline Lamba: Publishing photographs, paint and create surrealist objects.
Began exhibiting objects and drawings, with the Surrealists. She studied art at the National Higher School of Decorative Arts, attending André Lhote’s painting courses. Becoming the wife of André Breton, as well as the subject of her husband’s poems, she separated from him to marry an American sculptor and painter. Born in Saint-Mandé on a day in November 1910, JAQUELINE …Read More »
EIGHTEEN CENTURY ATMOSPHERE, BETWEEN CARPENTRAS AND VALENCIENNES – Among places of art and natural beauty, a magnificent “author’s journey” through France.
A journey into eighteenth century, based on the idea of delicacy and sensorial homogenization. From south to north, with a slight detour to the east, the best way to give you some memories is to move by car. Rich in places of art and natural beauties, France offers you the chance to create a splendid “journey of author”. Only in …Read More »
NOVELS ABOUT DORDOGNE
The Dordogne? http://meetingbenches.com/2017/03/dordognes-inner-landscapes/ No part of France is so impassioned by its culinary heritage as this deeply gourmet idyll in the rural south-west. Your personal enlightenment can find one special autumn as you wander on the Saturday-morning market in Périgueux. But, complete insider’s guide to the Dordogne (including hotels, restaurants, things to do, attractions, camping and glamping sites), maybe need …Read More »