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Joindre le geste à la parole

French poet Jacques Prévert was born on February 4, 1900. Associated with the surrealists, Prévert published his poems in several different volumes, the best know of which may be the first, Paroles, published in 1946. He’s probably the most frequently … Continue reading

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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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Il est grand temps de rallumer les étoiles

If you’ve ever said, “It was so surreal,” you’ve been echoing Guillaume Apollinaire, born August 26, 1880, poet, writer, art critic, and yes, surrealist, who coined the term. His mother was a Polish immigrant and his grandfather was a commander … Continue reading

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L’essential est sans cesse menacé par l’insignifiant

French poet and Resistance fighter René Char was born on June 14, 1907. It’s appropriate to honor him and the other brave men and women of the Resistance today because June 14, 1940 was the day Paris was occupied by … Continue reading

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