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French Florida Painting 1564

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August 26, 2009 at 14:53

French Broadcasters in LA in the 80’s

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August 26, 2009 at 14:52

FrenchVille Maine

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August 26, 2009 at 14:50

French In America Population 1980

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August 26, 2009 at 14:38

Juliette Binoche Paintings to Go on Exhibit at the French Cultural Services

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Portraits by Juliette Binoche of Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Suzan in Le voyage du ballon rouge (Flight of the Red Balloon, 2007) © All Rights Reserved.

NEW YORK, NY.- Actress, dancer, poet, painter… Academy Award® winning actress Juliette Binoche (The English Patient) has more than one trick up her sleeve. In September 2009, her various talents will converge in New York City and Brooklyn in “In-I & Jubilations,” a month-long series of artistic events that include dance performances (Akram Khan’s “In-I” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music), a film retrospective (also at BAM), book signings (of her art book Portraits In-Eyes), a new film release (Paris by Cédric Klapisch), a documentary about Juliette Binoche produced by her sister Marion Stalens (Juliette Binoche: Sketches for a Portrait at the French Institute Alliance Française) and an exhibition of her portraits and poetry at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. This exhibit, “In-Eyes,” will include 58 ink washes on paper as well as poems, all created and selected by Juliette Binoche. It will be her first-ever art show on American soil and will offer a unique opportunity to discover a new facet of this multi-talented French artist.Ever since receiving a commission from the Cahiers du Cinéma for a series of portraits in July 2007, Ms. Binoche has not stopped painting during her movie shoots. But she had been painting off set for far longer, and first showed her work publicly in the 1990s (in 1991 her art work was featured in the movie The Lovers on the Bridge, in which she starred as a painter, and in 1993 she exhibited a series of work done in collaboration with French artist Christian Fenouillat). Favoring portraits, Ms. Binoche has not only depicted many of the famous directors with whom she has worked but also characters she has played, in what is a rather unique spin on the self-portrait tradition. “In-Eyes” will feature 29 triptychs, each including one of these “in character” self-portraits, a portrait of the related movie’s director, and a poem addressed to the director. These works offer a personal view, full of emotion, of the key encounters that have influenced Juliette Binoche’s movie career.

Speaking of her art, Juliette Binoche explains, “The heat and emotion to be generated, like the physical stamina to be supplied, are part of an actor’s life. Whatever was left over, whatever surged forth despite myself, and whatever I had hoped for, I then put down on paper. None of it is definitive; it’s just a record—a fleeting and subjective perception—of one moment in life. Technique simply came with the desire to paint, without preconceptions.”

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August 24, 2009 at 21:00

Opening Celebration! FIAF – Crossing the Line 2009 – NYC

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Opening Celebration!
Crossing the Line 2009
Le Bal NYC
Saturday, September 12, 2009, from 2–6pm
Central Park’s East Meadow

Crossing the Line 2009 opens with Le Bal NYC, a dance party/picnic in Central Park’s East Meadow. Choreographers from France, including Germaine Acogny, Odile Duboc, Latifa Laâbissi, and Olivier Dubois present a fresh new take on the bal populaire, creating short dances to be taught section by section to the public.

Simultaneously, Omnivore New York, a brigade of innovative master chefs from both France and New York, reinvent the idea of the picnic. Samples of Crossing the Line Bento Boxes will be available, bringing together individual elements by Inaki Aizpitarte, Pascal Barbot, Alexandre Gauthier, Michel Bras, David Chang, and Wylie Dufresne.

Bring your own picnic, and join us for this free, family-friendly celebration in the park.

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Written by Jon Cronin

August 24, 2009 at 20:43

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swissmiss | A typographic map of Paris

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Written by Jon Cronin

August 21, 2009 at 14:53

Posted in Design