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  • Quest for Fire | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    deceased in 1940 in Paris was a true forerunner of science fiction Broadly versed in the sciences the writer produced a body of fantasy fiction comprising futuristic and prehistoric tales that were actually less concerned with science than with exploring the future of the human race In that respect they were quite different from Jules Verne s work La Guerre du feu published in 1911 recounts the efforts of a

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  • Tram and railway, seen from the artist's studio | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    engraving and painting In 1905 with three fellow painters he founded the group Die Brücke the bridge which spawned the Expressionist movement Influenced by both the Classical German artists Cranach Dürer et al and modern painters Munch Gauguin Van Gogh his work was focused on exaggerated colors and expressive lines emphasizing spontaneity Kirchner enlisted in the army in the First World War but was soon demobilized for health reasons He

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  • Verdun | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    delegations to the armies asking painters who participated to paint at least one picture about the war to compile a collection of art on the conflict under way Vallotton volunteered in June 1917 and visited the front lines and trenches of the eastern front On his return to Paris he produced a series of 14 canvases This one christened Verdun refers to the place that has come to symbolize World War I where more than 600 000 soldiers from both sides perished in 1916 Deciding against painting the destructive forces themselves Vallotton opted instead to depict their physical effects The painting like all the works produced by the artists dispatched was exhibited in 1917 at Musée du Luxembourg in Paris The artist The painter and writer Félix Valloton was born in Switzerland in 1865 Drawn to painting he left for Paris to take classes at the fine art school Académie Julian where he came into contact with a number of avant garde post impressionist and Nabi artists There his talents as an illustrator and wood engraver a technique enjoying a revival at the time were quickly recognized Very gifted he went on to enroll in the Paris School of Fine

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  • Strike of the transport in New York | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    of the Urban Environment Friends of the mheu Back to the timeline Previous Next Strike of the transport in New York Author Unknown Date 1919 Copyright Pathé Gaumont Archives View this work in the Urban transportation exhibition Contact Friends of

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  • Suzanne Valadon, Her Son Maurice Utrillo (seated, right) and André Utter, French Painters | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    Environment Friends of the mheu Back to the timeline Previous Next Suzanne Valadon Her Son Maurice Utrillo seated right and André Utter French Painters Henri Martinie 1920 Epreuve argentique Henri Martinie Roger Viollet View this work in the exhibition Fire

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  • Sofa - Stove | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    at the Bucharest School of Fine Arts he then traveled across Europe to Munich and later Paris where he was accepted at the School of Fine Arts The exhibit of his works at the Autumn Salon caught the attention of Auguste Rodin Yet Brancusi quickly passed on the opportunity to become one of the great man s assistants believing that Nothing grows in the shade of a tall tree Despite

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  • Susanna and the Elders | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    1923 the painter was himself 65 years old and the odds are that he placed himself on the side of the lustful elders This is why they appear more jovial than threatening As for Susanna a well rounded buxom desirable woman she is negotiating with the two men face to face on equal terms This is not therefore a fearful Susanna or even the chaste Susanna of the myth but a modern sensual woman of the kind favored and painted by the earthy Corinth who often liked to portray himself as a merry Bacchus The artist Lovis Corinth was a great artist who remained unknown outside his country for a long time He was born in East Prussia in 1858 and attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Königsberg followed by the Munich Academy in 1880 before making the ritual journey to Paris in 1884 where he joined the studio of Bouguereau and the Académie Julian But Corinth returned to Germany and remained there He lived initially in Berlin then in Munich in 1891 before settling definitively in Berlin in 1901 where along with Max Liebermann another great but little known painter he became a member and later from 1915

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  • the Santa Lucia funicular, azulejo | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    the Urban Environment Friends of the mheu Back to the timeline Previous Next the Santa Lucia funicular azulejos ceramic tiles Date 1923 Technique azulejos ceramic tiles Photo credit Bridgeman Giraudon View this work in the Urban transportation exhibition Contact Friends

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