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  • Pair in the series Le Métro | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    it in raptures In 1943 he completed a series of twelve gouaches on what was to be a recurrent theme in his work This series was to inspire the 1949 lithograph illustrations for Jean Paulhan s La métromanie ou les dessous de la capitale Metromania or what lies beneath the capital The artist Jean Dubuffet was born in Le Havre in 1901 the son of a prosperous family His father was a wine merchant At the age of 17 he set off for Paris to study at Académie Julian where he met Dufy Masson Juan Gris and Fernand Léger whom he befriended However the young Dubuffet had yet to find himself In 1924 he set off for South America The following year he took over his father s business in Le Havre In 1927 he married and in 1929 he set up shop in Paris as a wine merchant Yet painting was in his blood In 1933 he threw himself back into his art gradually abandoning the wine business He divorced remarried and devoted himself to his art from 1942 onwards enjoying quick success with an exhibition at the Galérie Drouin in Paris in 1944 then in New York in

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  • Goumiers marocains autour d'un feu | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    Environment Friends of the mheu Back to the timeline Previous Next Moroccan Tribesmen Around a Fire anonymous 1944 silver bromide gelatin print Paris Musée de l Armée Dist RMN Photo Musée de l Armée View this work in the Fire

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  • Suzanne et les vieillards | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    had long abandoned the legacy of Cézanne and Matisse His lines were softer the colors more washed out As for Susanna she has lost her sensuality her eroticism and even the interest of the sleepy elders As if Dufy himself no longer believed in the power of his painting The artist There are two Dufys corresponding to the pre and post World War One periods The first is the adolescent

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  • Les enfants du Paradis | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    rather than the elite Shot during the war but only released at the time of the Liberation the film was hugely successful with both the critics and the public The critics voted it the best film of all time in 1995 Les Enfants du Paradis through the eyes of Marcel Carné in French The artist Born in Paris in 1906 Marcel Carné made his cinema debut as an assistant director in 1933 Very soon he made his first film Jenny with two men who were to remain loyal to him for many years Jacques Prévert and Joseph Kosma Up until the end of the war with or without Prévert and Kosma he made a number of films that defined French cinema Drôle de drame Bizarre Bizarre Quai des brumes Port of Shadows Hôtel du Nord Le jour se lève Daybreak Les visiteurs du soir The Night Visitors Les enfants du Paradis The Children of Paradise and Les portes de la nuit Gates of the Night He was one of the key directors of the poetic realism genre After the war Carné made a dozen more films that were less favorably received by cinemagoers and elicited a lukewarm reaction from the critics despite successes such as Thérèse Raquin and Les tricheurs He died in Clamart in 1996 The poet screenwriter and playwright Jacques Prévert was born in Neuilly sur Seine in 1900 He was bored by school and left after receiving his Certificat d études Prévert made a living from casual jobs notably at Le Bon Marché department store in Paris before doing his military service when he met Marcel Duhamel and the painter Yves Tanguy When he was demobbed he returned to Paris and became a member of the Rue du Château surrealist group with whom he engaged in the

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  • Les enfants du Paradis | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    rather than the elite Shot during the war but only released at the time of the Liberation the film was hugely successful with both the critics and the public The critics voted it the best film of all time in 1995 Les Enfants du Paradis through the eyes of Marcel Carné in French The artist Born in Paris in 1906 Marcel Carné made his cinema debut as an assistant director in 1933 Very soon he made his first film Jenny with two men who were to remain loyal to him for many years Jacques Prévert and Joseph Kosma Up until the end of the war with or without Prévert and Kosma he made a number of films that defined French cinema Drôle de drame Bizarre Bizarre Quai des brumes Port of Shadows Hôtel du Nord Le jour se lève Daybreak Les visiteurs du soir The Night Visitors Les enfants du Paradis The Children of Paradise and Les portes de la nuit Gates of the Night He was one of the key directors of the poetic realism genre After the war Carné made a dozen more films that were less favorably received by cinemagoers and elicited a lukewarm reaction from the critics despite successes such as Thérèse Raquin and Les tricheurs He died in Clamart in 1996 The poet screenwriter and playwright Jacques Prévert was born in Neuilly sur Seine in 1900 He was bored by school and left after receiving his Certificat d études Prévert made a living from casual jobs notably at Le Bon Marché department store in Paris before doing his military service when he met Marcel Duhamel and the painter Yves Tanguy When he was demobbed he returned to Paris and became a member of the Rue du Château surrealist group with whom he engaged in the

    Original URL path: http://www.mheu.org/en/timeline/boulevard-du-crime.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Parade du 1er mai à Moscou | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    mheu Historical Museum of the Urban Environment Friends of the mheu Back to the timeline Previous Next May 1st parade in Moscow 1945 2h 43mins Archives INA View this work in The Street exhibition Contact Friends of the mheu Crédits

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  • Calcutta Station in 1946 | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    mheu Historical Museum of the Urban Environment Friends of the mheu Back to the timeline Previous Next Calcutta Station Clyde Waddell Date 1946 Technique B W photograph View this work in the Urban transportation exhibition Contact Friends of the mheu

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  • Exercises in style| Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    reduce the space between the lapels of his overcoat by getting a competent tailor to raise the top button Alexandrines One midday in the bus the S line was its ilk I saw a little runt a miserable milk Sop voicing discontent although around his turban He had a plaited cord this fancy pants suburban Now hear what he complained of this worm metamorphosis With disproportionate neck suffering from halitosis A citizen standing near him who d come to man s estate Was constantly refusing to circumnavigate His toes each time a chap got in the bus and rode Panting and late for lunch towards his chaste abode But scandal was there none this sorry personage Espied a vacant seat made thither quick pilgrimage As I was going back towards the Latin Quarter I saw him once again this youth of milk and water And heard his foppish friend telling him with dispassion The opening of your coat is not the latest fashion excerpts from Exercises in style by Raymond Queneau Editions Gallimard 1947 View this work in the Urban transportation exhibition The work Exercices de style in French This unusual book published in 1947 is a collection of 99 retellings of the same anecdote each in a different style It was a huge success and has been performed in the theater on many occasions The book prefigures the work of the Oulipo group which was characterized by inventive writing using constrained techniques The author Raymond Queneau was an unclassifiable French literary figure Born in Le Havre in 1903 he moved to Paris at a young age and published his first writings in 1931 After flirting with the Surrealists and the new novel he developed his own original work characterized by an unrelenting exploration of the forms of language The

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