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NAPOLEON III AND PARIS at Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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Napoleon III and Paris
June 9, 2009-September 7, 2009
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

This dossier photography exhibition will focus on the changing shape of Paris during the Second Empire, when the city’s narrow streets and medieval buildings gave way to the broad boulevards and grand public works that still define the urban landscape of the French capital. A prologue will introduce Napoleon III and his family, and an epilogue will depict the ruins of Paris in the aftermath of the Commune. Drawn entirely from the Metropolitan’s collection, the exhibition will feature portraits of the Imperial family by Gustave Le Gray and Benjamin Delessert; views of old Paris by Charles Marville; photographs of the New Louvre by Edouard Baldus and of the Opera by Delmaet and Durandelle; and scenes of the destruction of Paris and Saint-Cloud during the Commune by Alphonse Liebert and Pierre-Ambrose Richebourg. The exhibition will also include works in other media from various departments of the Museum. 

via: M.E.T.


Written by Jon Cronin

June 10, 2009 at 16:44

Posted in Art, French History, New York City

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Chronicles of a Portraitist – Photos by Gérard Rondeau

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What do Susan Sontag, Gore Vidal, Jeff Koons, and Louise Bourgeois have in common? All have been photographed by Le Monde’s Gérard Rondeau, and their portraits, along with 96 others, will be on display at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy from April 27 to May 29, on the occasion of the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature. Weekday afternoons only, free admission.

Chronicles of a Portraitist – Photos by Gérard Rondeau

Monday April 27 – Friday May 29
Weekdays from 1 pm – 5 pm (Closed weekends)
Admission: Free

Cultural Services of the Embassy of France
972 Fifth Avenue (at 79th St)
New York, NY

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via: France Today

Written by Jon Cronin

May 1, 2009 at 14:39

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French photojournalist Gerald Holubowicz Captures Obama

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When French photojournalist Gerald Holubowicz set out to pursue his dream of covering an American presidential election, he was drawn to the experience on both an intellectual and emotional level. Holubowicz was immediately struck by supporters’ emotional response to then-candidate Obama. Covering the campaign from its humble beginnings to election night in Harlem to a chilly January day in Washington, D.C. when Obama was sworn in as president, Holubowicz was struck by distinct differences between French and American politics. “The real difference comes from the population itself, how the candidate and the message are received. I saw people crying, overwhelmed by their emotions. I often felt a quasi-religious atmosphere during the speeches. It was quite a theatrical ambiance, where you could feel a very strong patriotic sentiment. I think we French people are less focused on the show part of the politics and too much on the intellectual aspect.”

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source: Huffington Post

Written by Jon Cronin

March 9, 2009 at 18:32