Month: September 2017 (Page 1 of 5)

The hunting season

Inspired by Albrecht Dürer (1471 – 1528) – The Hare (1502) – Oil on canvas – 16,30 x 13,07 inch

In the countryside, the hunting season is the event of the year for hunters and dogs. And for Mrs Outgoing, it’s a little girl’s dream becoming true.

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Miss Dolly

Inspired by Henri de Toulouse Lautrec (1864-1901) – The english woman on the Star from  Le Havre – Portrait study (1899) – red chalk on pale yellow paper – 12,60 x 9,45 inch

Like every summer, Henri finds himself aboard the “Star” for the Bordeaux-Le Havre shuttle. He likes to wander on the deck and is particularly fond of this tremendous steamer’s bar.

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Henri de Toulouse Lautrec

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (November 24, 1864 – September 9, 1901) is a French painter, drawer, lithographer, poster artist and illustrator.

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Jesus

Inspired by Albrecht Dürer (1471 – 1528) – Jesus Head teenager (1506) – Black Stone / White chalk – 8,86 x 6,69 inch

Announcement of the Birth of Jesus: “The Annunciation”

In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent by God into a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man named Joseph, from the house of David; and the name of the virgin was Mary. And, entering her house, he said: « Salutation, thou filled with grace! The Lord is with you. » Having heard she was troubled, and she wondered what this greeting might be about. And the angel said to her, « Don’t be afraid, Mary, for you have found grace with God. And you shall conceive and give birth to a son, and you shall call him by the name of Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father, and he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever and ever, and his kingdom shall have no end. »

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Mr Smith

Inspired by Eugène-Louis Lami (1800 – 1890) – Louis-Philippe 1st – Black stone / Red chalk / White chalk on grey paper – 8,07 x 7,08 inch

Political tensions are intensifying. Shortly before the revolution, King Louis-Philippe has a chat with Prince Jerome Napoleon at the Tuileries. The latter tries to warn the king about the depth of the problem. But the king refuses to see it: « My Prince, I fear nothing ». And he adds: « I am needed ».

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Eugène-Louis Lami

Eugène Louis Lami (January 12, 1800 – December 19, 1890) is an English painter, watercolorist, illustrator, lithographer and decorator.

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Romeo and Juliet

Inspired by Eugène Boudin (1824-1898) – Sailing boats (around 1875 – 1880) – Lead pencil / Watercolour – 7,28 x 10,43 inch

– You know what Juliet, when I turn 18, I leave high school to participate in the Vendée Globe.
– What’s the Vendée Globe?

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The Flying Dutchman

Inspired by Johan Barthold Jongkind (1819-1891) – Two fishing boats tied edge to edge – Black stone / Watercolour – 7,08 x 10,27 cm

– Please, Mom, tell me the story of the flying Dutchman again. Just once more, the last time. Promised.
– But I’ve already read it to you more than twenty times. You know it by heart. No, it’s late, you have school tomorrow and you already had two stories tonight, that’s enough. Give me a hug and go to bed!
– Oh mom nooo. Tomorrow it’s Auntie nanny, and you know it. I can have a sleep if I want to. Come on, say yes … Mom!
– Okay, but this is the last …
– Oh thank you mom, I love you, I love you, I love you. You’re the sweetest mom of the world.

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What you sow you reap

Inspired by Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot (1796-1875) – Study of a landscape – Oil on wood – 10,79 x 16,14 inch

It’s still dark outside but Paulette is no longer asleep. Besides, she didn’t sleep at all. She keeps an eye on the slightest breath of the noisy mass lying beside her. She leaves the room quietly. No way to wake up this thing so early in the morning. She turns on the kitchen’s boiler, it’s freezing to death. Her reflection in the mirror terrifies her.

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The wedding

Inspired by Eugène Boudin (1824 – 1898) – Wedding in the region of PLougastel-Daoulas (around 1868 – 1870) – Lead pencil / Watercolour – 6,02 x 7,75 inch

Yvon is extremely moved this morning. Swallowing his ritual black coffee without sugar ? He couldn’t make it. His wife had, however, prepared it and brought it to him into the bathroom, like every day now since their first date, thirty years ago. Time goes by so quickly.

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