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  • Les Vidangeurs et leur pompe, rue Rambuteau | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    name Brassaï was born in 1899 in Brasso hence the pseudonym a town that at the time lay in Hungary Brasov is now part of Romania After studying art in Budapest and Berlin he moved to Paris and began to explore photography There he spent his time in the company of surrealists while continuing to paint and sculpt However he is most well known for his photographs mostly involving portraits

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/cesspit-emptiers.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Nu à la baignoire | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    Marthe s skin and the tiles the bathmat the clothes draped over the chair the louvered shutters and the delicately color tinted whites of the bathtub and curtain Bonnard often used this elevated viewpoint Without actually telling a story this composition suggests that woman is somehow born out of the water and sometimes even she is still merged with it as if she has not yet learned how to differentiate herself So the bathtub appears as a kind of original place Plato s chora in which forms materialize or space the matrix of Derrida The artist Pierre Bonnard born in Fontenay aux Roses in 1867 was initially part of the Nabi group along with Vuillard Vallotton and Maurice Denis He had met Vuillard at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris where he went in 1888 after obtaining a law degree He was fond of Japanese art which gave him an unusual conception of space with off center arrangements no perspective and rich decorative motifs He became a lawyer in 1890 and spent his time drawing his fellow lawyers in court In 1893 he met Marthe who became his model and companion In the early 20th century he traveled to

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/nude-bath-bonnard.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Allumeur de réverbères, place de la Concorde | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    in Brasso hence the pseudonym a town that at the time lay in Hungary Brasov is now part of Romania After studying art in Budapest and Berlin he moved to Paris and began to explore photography There he spent his time in the company of surrealists while continuing to paint and sculpt However he is most well known for his photographs mostly involving portraits of artists as well as his

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/lamplighter.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Opening of the Picadilly line extension | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    Back to the timeline Previous Next Opening of the Picadilly line extension Cecil Walter Bacon Date 1932 Technique poster Size 63 x 102 cm Location London Transport Museum Photo credit TfL from the London Transport Museum collection View this work

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/picadilly-line-extension.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • The key to a new countryside | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    mheu Back to the timeline Previous Next The key to a new countryside Artist unknown Date 1932 Technique poster Size 63 x 102 cm Location London Transport Museum Photo credit TfL from the London Transport Museum collection View this work

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/new-countryside.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Sketch for the London Underground map | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    Friends of the mheu Back to the timeline Previous Next Sketch for the London Underground map Harry Beck Date 1933 Technique pen ink on paper Location Victoria Albert Museum London Photo credit Bridgeman Giraudon View this work in the Urban

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/sketch-tube-map.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • The tube train | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    in the Urban transportation exhibition The artist An English artist born in 1872 Cyril Power is best known for his linocuts He studied architecture and worked in his father s practice A lecturer at the Grosvenor School of Modern Art he learned the linocutting technique from Claude Flight In subsequent years he made many linocut prints on the subject of the London Underground which had commissioned him to design posters

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/tube-train.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Les feux de la St Jean | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    religious school where he was bored His father a notary and violinist was drafted into the army and his absence weighed heavily on his son As a teenager Charles met Albert Bausil founder of the satirical and literary weekly Coq catalan He discovered poetry and made the acquaintance of Cocteau and Saint Exupéry Sent back to his boarding school at 15 he joined his mother who had remarried in Berlin Back in Perpignan he tried his hand at painting and novels as he searched for his path Then he went up to Paris and worked in the cinema There he met Johnny Hess a young Swiss pianist with whom he began his career as a lyricist songwriter singer which took off when he offered Jean Sablon the song Vous qui passez sans me voir From that point on Trenet enjoyed one success after another including Y a de la joie Je chante and Boum During the war his song Douce France got him into trouble with the Gestapo Then other hit singles followed including La mer Que reste t il de nos amours and Nationale 7 as did a long tour in North and South America The beatnik period eclipsed

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/saint-john-bonfires.htm (2016-04-28)
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