18 janvier 2008

Ignacy Paderewski : Hungarian Rhapsodie No2

January 18, 1919 - A day like today in 1919 - Ignacy Jan Paderewski becomes Prime Minister of the newly independent Poland. Ignacy Jan Paderewski GBE (November 6, 1860 - June 29, 1941) was a Polish pianist, composer, diplomat and politician, and the third Prime Minister of Poland. He is sometimes referred to by the German version of his name Ignaz Paderewski. Ignacy Jan Paderewski was born in the village of Kurylovka (Kury?ówka) in the province of Podolia, then in the Russian Empire (now Ukraine). His father was an... [Lire la suite]
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18 janvier 2008

Dalida "Besame mucho"

January 17, 1933 - Dalida (Born Yolanda Christina Gigliotti) (January 17, 1933–May 3, 1987) was an Egyptian-born singer of Italian origins who lived most of her life in France. She received 55 golden records and was the first singer to receive a diamond disc.In 1951, Dalida entered a beauty pageant, and shortly after began working as a model for a Cairo-based fashion house. In 1954, she entered the Miss Egypt pageant, and was awarded first prize. It was here she was spotted by French director Marc de Gastyne, and, much to the... [Lire la suite]
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17 janvier 2008

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres

January 14, 1867 - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (August 29, 1780 – January 14, 1867) was a French Neoclassical painter. Although he thought of himself as a painter of history in the tradition of Nicolas Poussin and Jacques-Louis David, by the end of his life it was his portraits, both painted and drawn, that were recognized as his greatest legacy. A man profoundly respectful of the past, he assumed the role of a guardian of academic orthodoxy against the ascendant Romantic style represented by his nemesis Eugène Delacroix. His... [Lire la suite]
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01 décembre 2007

Bol en noix de coco à décor sculpté de cerfs parmi les pins - Chine, époque Kangxi, XVIIème/XVIIIème siècle

Bol en noix de coco à décor sculpté de cerfs parmi les pins - Chine, époque Kangxi, XVIIème/XVIIIème siècle Lot 12. L'intérieur en métal argenté. Chine, époque Kangxi, XVIIème/XVIIIème siècle. Diamètre: 12 cm.  Estimé : 500 / 600 € Le décor de "cent cerfs" est un homophone de "Que vous receviez les meilleurs honoraires du ciel" (shoutian bailu).A coconut bowl carved with deers and pine trees. China, Kangxi period, 17th/18th century Provenance: Hôtel des ventes des Beaux-Arts, Bruxelles, le 8 octobre... [Lire la suite]
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22 novembre 2007

René Magritte, la vidéo

René MAGRITTE, Portrait d'Edward James (La Reproduction Interdite), 1937, huile sur toile, 75 x 65 cm, Boymans-van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam. November 21, 1898 - Magritte was born in Lessines, in the province of Hainaut, A consummate technician, his work frequently displays a juxtaposition of ordinary objects in an unusual context, giving new meanings to familiar things. The representational use of objects as other than what they seem is typified in his painting, The Treachery Of Images (La trahison des images), which shows a... [Lire la suite]
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19 novembre 2007

La vidéo du Rijksmuseum

November 19,1798 - The Rijksmuseum (State Museum) is a Dutch national museum in Amsterdam, located on the Museumplein. The museum is dedicated to arts, crafts, and history. It has a large collection of paintings from the Dutch Golden Age and a substantial collection of Asian art. The museum was founded in 1800 in The Hague to exhibit the collections of the Dutch stadtholders. It was inspired by French example. By then it was known as the National Art Gallery (Dutch: Nationale Kunst-Gallerij). In 1808 the museum moved to Amsterdam... [Lire la suite]
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