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Très solitaire dans mon travail, j’en suis, en fait, presque jaloux

French surrealist painter Raymond Georges Yves Tanguy was born on January 5, 1900. His father was a retired navy captain and Tanguy himself was briefly in the merchant navy. Like René Magritte, Tanguy was inspired by Giorgio de Chirico and … Continue reading

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L’art évoque le mystère sans quoi le monde n’existerait pas

Les Valeurs personnelles (Personal Values) (1952) Belgian surrealist painter René François-Ghislain Magritte was born on November 21, 1898. He started painting when he was only 12. One of the most formative events of his life happened when he was only … Continue reading

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Qui a bu boira

During my first trip to Paris, I stayed in a hotel right across from the Café de Flore on Saint Germain-des-Prés, one of the mythic literary cafés in Paris. The café dates to 1887 and quickly became THE literary hangout. … Continue reading

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