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PHILIP HUGHES: THE LIGHT OF THE LUBERON

From his house in Ménerbes, the British painter Philip Hughes infuses his canvases with the searing light of the Luberon, illuminating the contrasts of the rich verdant valley nestled among impassioned rugged mountains. His landscapes are inspired by the soothing … Continue reading

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VIENS: CHAPELLE SAINT-FERREOL

A Norwegian nursery rhyme played by the virtuoso pianist and composer Jean-François Zygel closed out a delightful evening of improvisations and other compositions at the Chapelle Saint-Ferréol. Mr. Zygel, a professor at the Paris Conservatory and the winner of the … Continue reading

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LACOSTE: MERCI JEAN-CHARLES, MERCI PIERRE

On Wednesday evening the Lacoste Festival stage was animated by the dance troupe of the Ballet d’Europe under the direction of choreographer Jean-Charles Gil and their emotional performance of “Shubert in Love.” Pierre Cardin, who founded the Lacoste Festival nine … Continue reading

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AVIGNON: EVOCATIONS OF CHOPIN

Three talented pianists will be playing the works of Frédéric Chopin in the garden of the Musée Louis Vouland in Avignon: Tuesday, August 24: Ludovic Selmi Thursday, August 26: Edna Stern Saturday, August 28: Dana Ciocarlie Basics: Dates / Times: … Continue reading

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JESSICA LANGE’S PHOTOS ON EXHIBIT

In his biography of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Pierre Assouline notes that the photographer felt like a thief when taking shots. In effect, Cartier-Bresson conceived of himself as stealing images away from strangers. This perception reasserts itself when one examines the darkly-textured … Continue reading

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THE “MOBILE” ART OF ANTOINE MOREAU

“Avez vous remarqué que journaliste commence par la même lettre que justicier?”   “Alphaville,” Jean-Luc Godard The letter J? Number 769? The setting: On the lawn of the Hotel Les Ateliers de l’Image in St. Remy Provence during the sumptuous vernissage … Continue reading

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