Month: April 2018

Mary Cassat

Mary Cassat (May 22, 1844 – June 14, 1926) is an American painter and engraver.

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Julie, Peter and the Wolf

Inspired by Mary Cassat (1844-1926) – Little girl with a blue hat (around 1911) – Pastel – 11,81 x 9,45 inch

Julie gets lonely in her pink and white wallpapers’ bedroom. It’s time for her little nap and her mother’s favorite TV show, she needs to remain quiet. She leaves her bed, takes her record player left on her little white table and goes back in her sheets. She wants to listen again and again to the story of Peter and the wolf. She loves the flute, the clarinet, the oboe, the horns, the bassoon, the string instruments, the kettledrums and the bass drum standing for all the characters of this tale.

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Hare stew

Inspired Jean Siméon Chardin (1699 – 1779) – Hare and copper pot (around 1738)  – Oil on canvas – 16,14 x 12,99 inch

I made a dream last night. A dream coming from my childhood. A dream paying tribute to my grandmother. Every summer, I made my heart happy in the family home in central France. Ii came to my knowledge much later that it was Berry. And a further later that it was George Sand’s land. To fall asleep in the afternoons, my grandmother used to read stories to me. I could choose the one I wanted. And without knowing why, I always took La Mare au diable. The title enchanted me as much as it frightened me. I didn’t know that it had been written by the « great lady ». Her grandmother’s favorite author.

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Inspired by Eugène Boudin (1824-1898) – Beach out of Trouville (1864) – Oil on canvas – 12,99 x 16,14 inch

They’re all there, gathered on the hot sand. Some standing, others sitting. They remember the good times of Maximilian’s life. His childhood, gilded in the old manor house in the family for generations. The eldest of four sisters and three brothers. His parents, wealthy aristocrats, spoiled their children till their last breath. The girls married wealthy men. The brothers entered the army. Maximilian preferred the religious orders. His attraction to religion began during his first communion. A magnificent ceremony with breathtaking choirs. When he went to bed that day, he had told his father his final decision.

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