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Reflections in art: 2 - How to paint perfect reflections on water

In the first and previous article, I pointed out how Turner and Cézanne were unusual in showing discrepancies in the reflections which they painted. 2 429 mots de plus


Book Review: Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, Kasper Monrad et al.

« Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg »
Kasper Monrad et al.
Prestel for Statens Museum for Kunst, November 2015
Hardback, 27.7 x 25.2 cm (10.9 x 9.8 in), 238 pp., £40.00/$60.00… 1 287 mots de plus


Trees in the landscape: 3. Corot, the crossroad to modern art

Corot was a central figure in the development of painting in the nineteenth century. He learned the tradition which had originated with Claude Lorraine and Nicolas Poussin, and was augmented by the development of… 2 008 mots de plus


Welcome to Valenciennes!

You are coming to Valenciennes? Welcome!

Valenciennes is located in the north of France, a few miles from Lille, Paris or Brussels. It is a small town, with a small population, but with more than 10000 students on 3 different campuses, and students from other schools. 340 mots de plus

City Presentation

Following in father’s footsteps: Occupied France

23 August: We spent much of today sitting on trains, or in railway stations between connections. We travelled from Valenciennes to the village of Chaulnes, in Picardie. 1 182 mots de plus

Gap Adventure

Following in father’s footsteps: Belgium

Wednesday 19 August: We crossed the Dutch-Belgian border again, but this time we went by car and there was no return journey! We travelled to Antwerp, which is not far, so even with roadworks and disobliging traffic lights we were there well before noon. 1 109 mots de plus

Gap Adventure