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Artistic Anecdotes, HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON

26 May

By matrimonial crossings, I happen to be an "added piece" in the family circle of the famous photographer, Henri Cartier Bresson.My admiration for his photographic work annoys him. He dedicated himself almost entirely to drawing at that timeQuite academic drawings, in pastel or pencil; series of prehistoric animal carcasses from the Museum of Natural Sciences, landscapes of the south, or those seen from its window. The last exhibition at the Grande Bibliothèque in Paris largely shows his drawings ... a smaller part is devoted to photography. Teresa, a Polish friend, is the champion of typical cuisine and undisputed master of a memorable dish: cabbage stuffed with buckwheat and porcini mushrooms. Henri is one of the aficionados.A few months before his disappearance, I organize a dinner with his favorite specialty.He arrives early, already with a cane, takes off his heavy loden coat, refuses to be helped to remove it. Cabbage is served: magnificent, fragrant.Suddenly I hear Henri Cartier-Bresson speak Polish!Not really speaking, but swearing with the most filthy words, that I could not pronounce myself! Whoww!My guests do not share my language and only Teresa shows signs of emotion while blushing, an angel passes.And Henri recounts his departure during the German occupation with other

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Exposition

Exposition

21 November 2011

  « Whoever cares about you, you are only a card game! » Lewis Carroll makes light of cards, Alice also! Here is both of them who draw away the visitors in an interactive exhibition, full of pictures and creations: English engravings, ...

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Trends Festival, Amiens House of Culture

Trends Festival, Amiens House of Culture

17 November 2011

From 23 till 27 January 2012, the festival Tendency organized by the Home of the Culture of Amiens, rest faithful to its first intention: curiosity. It takes risks giving their chance to emergent artists and weaves link between Picardy and Europe ...

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Bruno Sabastia, beauty photograph

Bruno Sabastia, beauty photograph

31 October 2011

Bruno Sabastia began his photographic trip more than twenty years ago, but his artistic ambition pushes it in Paris in 1995, when he makes numerous jobs while assisting famous photographers, such as Jean Larivière. It improves its technology in studio and ...

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Milla Jovovich for Campari Calendar, Behind the scenes

Milla Jovovich for Campari Calendar, Behind the scenes

27 October 2011

Entitled It's the end of the world, baby!, this year's Campari Calendar takes its inspiration from the buzz around the prediction that, according to the ancient Mayan culture, the world as we know will end on 21st December 2012 and enter a ...

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Arles Photographic Festival

Arles Photographic Festival

13 September 2011

  2011 is the 10th anniversary of the Arles Photographic Festival known under the name of “Les rencontres d’Arles”. During time, it faced difficulties but it succeeded in creating a wonderful festival. Les Rencontres d’Arles were created by Lucien Clergue, Michel Tournier and Jean-Maurice Rouquette who ...

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Pharaons at Avignon

Pharaons at Avignon

13 September 2011

  Calvet museum is an Egyptian culture lover. Twenty five years ago, the museum revealed an Egyptian collection stored in the museum reserves under the name of “Egypt and Provence”. Now, a new collection is wearing the Egyptian accent, exhibited under the name of “Fastueuse ...

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Watermelon art crafting

Watermelon art crafting

10 September 2011

Every year, Czech Republic hosts an artistic festival called Melounovy Festival. it is a special event as at this one,there are no paintings or sculpture exhibits, but watermelon art. every year great watermelon carving artist gather at this festival and show their best works. We ...

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Picture of the year Wikimedia Commons

Picture of the year Wikimedia Commons

10 September 2011

    POTY 2010 brought to our view fantastic images that only an artistic eye could capture. These beauties are put into a top of the greatest images of year 2010. Source: Commons Wikimedia In mid-August 2010 ESO Photo Ambassador Yuri Beletsky snapped this amazing photo at ESO’s Paranal Observatory. A ...

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