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Du Bellay and his contemporaries, the Pléiade, frequently made use of diminutives (violettes, fleurettes, vermeillettes, oeillettes) to add charm to their poems.
Nearly 30 years after his death in 1989, Salvador Dalí’s remains were exhumed last week in order take DNA samples to resolve a paternity case.
FRENCH POEMS LE SOIR with Gill Storey In July I talked about various movements which arose out of Romanticism, but later poets took up the cause of Symbolism (also known as the Decadents). They wished…
We’re back again in Céret, irresistibly drawn this time by the latest exhibition at the Musée d’Art Moderne – ‘Eureka’ by Salvator Dali.
The man behind the moustache is revealed in the summer exhibition at the Musée d’art moderne de Céret. Most people recognize Dali’s iconic surreal images including melting clocks, levitating elephants and lobster telephones, but did you know that behind his gaudy showman’s façade Dali was a serious student of science?
Salvador Dali was not the only famous artist to make his mark in Perpignan (By the way, there is now a suitably wacky sculpture in Place Catalogne, to celebrate his presence in the town).
Céret has long been a stronghold for contemporary and modern art. Heralded as a Mecca for cubism, greats such as Picasso and Matisse would come to draw inspiration from the spectacular scenery and tap into the unique, creative energies of the area.
Augustin Hanicotte, a painter from the north of France, came south for reasons of health. During his stay from 1915 to 1945, with the simplest of materials, brown butcher’s paper, coloured pencils, charcoal or pastels, he lovingly portrayed the life of the village.