Entries Tagged as 'VIIe'

Flaneur’s Gallery: Olympia

Comments   0   Date Arrow  November 26, 2023 at 6:00am   User  by Mark Willis

Édouard Manet. Olympia. 1863. Musee d’Orsay, Paris.

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Méry Laurent: Manet’s and Proust’s Model

Comments   0   Date Arrow  November 18, 2023 at 6:00am   User  by Mark Willis

Édouard Manet. Woman in a Bathtub. 1878-79.pastel on paper 55×45cm. Musee d’Orsay, Paris.
Méry Laurent was the model for Odette, the actress who married Swann in Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time. She also was Manet’s lover and muse for a time, when she modeled for this pastel.
Jeffrey Meyers writes in Impressionist Quartet (p. […]

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Imaging Paris: Rilke at Hôtel Biron

Comments   2   Date Arrow  November 9, 2023 at 10:47am   User  by Mark Willis

Rainier Maria Rilke works at his writing desk in the Hôtel Biron, Paris [Source: Requiem for a Friend]
I found this photo yesterday as I jumped from Rainier Maria Rilke to Paula Modersohn-Becker and back again. It comes from a web site supporting a 2005 independent film (The Greater Circulation) about the writing of Requiem for […]

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Flaneur’s Gallery: Musée Rodin

Comments   0   Date Arrow  October 21, 2023 at 12:30pm   User  by Mark Willis

[Photo by novella78]

I remember seductive summer days in the Musée Rodin when the windows were thrown open and soft,rose-scented breezes caressed the marble and bronze. Where else but Paris would a museum open its windows to the world?

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Rodin’s “Fall of Illusion: Sister of Icarus”

Comments   2   Date Arrow  October 21, 2023 at 7:31am   User  by Mark Willis

Auguste Rodin. L’Illusion soeur d’Icare. 1895. Musée Rodin, Paris. [Photo by Dave Rytell]
This sculpture beguiled me when I saw it at the Musée Rodin. I so much wanted to touch her wing. It was marble but it looked like a living thing. It had the delicacy of feathers, the muscularity of pulsing blood, the […]

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