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  • La dolce vita | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    decadence and debauchery of these people he participates to an extent and meets a luscious yet ingenuous American woman Anita Ekberg This harsh satire on the Roman bourgeoisie is Federico Fellini s last social film he already incorporates a kind of psychoanalytical questioning characteristic of his later films La Dolce Vita competing with Ben Hur and Antonioni s L avventura won the Palme d Or at Cannes in 1960 It was a huge box office success thanks to the whiff of scandal fuelled by nit picking censorship the threat of ex communication hanging over Fellini The artist Federico Fellini an Italian film director was born into a middle class family in Rimini in 1920 Drawn to journalism and newspaper cartoons he moved to Rome in 1939 After the war he made his cinema debut as a sceenwriter under a number of Neorealist directors including Roberto Rossellini and Alberto Lattuada He began making his own films in the early 1950s Variety Lights The White Sheik I Vitelloni and had his first success with La Strada starring his wife Giulietta Masina and Anthony Quinn Fellini won the Palme d Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1960 for La Dolce Vita with

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  • Peinture feu sans titre (F 74) | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    to a family of artists in Nice After his early career as a Judoka he took up the family tradition His first monochromes painted with a roller caused widespread consternation His work was rejected by the Salon des Réactions Nouvelles in Paris in 1955 But Yves Klein persevered with his work In 1956 he patented the famous International Klein Blue a magnificent ultramarine blue which he used throughout his career A fan of happenings Yves Klein considered the artistic position to be as important as the work of art itself In his Anthropometries it was the print of the body itself covered with blue pigment and pressed against the canvas that became the work of art In 1960 the artist was involved in defining the Nouveau Réalisme New Realism movement the Constitutive Declaration of which was signed by figures such as Jean Tinguely Niki de Saint Phalle César and Arman He died suddenly two years later Untitled Painting of Fire F 74 Having worked on the void the air the wind and water from 1961 Yves Klein conducted several studies on fire at the Gaz de France testing centre In order to capture the living trace of fire the artist

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  • Rue Passagère | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    dominant cultural trends which he saw as suffocating The painting also marked the start of an important period for Dubuffet known as the Hourloupe Cycle which he began in 1962 and completed in 1974 during which he again turned his attention to portraying people demonstrating a highly graphical approach through the use of color in its simplest form and to the crowds first seen in La Vie Passagère In the same year 1961 Dubuffet began exploring the use of music with the Danish painter Asger Jorn leading founder of the Cobra movement 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

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  • Kitchen range (Kitchen stove) | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    including the copyright on the bottom left of the painting and by using the bright contrasting colors typical of advertising This picture like the ones that followed baffled his contemporaries The artist Born in New York in 1923 Lichtenstein began creating his body of pictorial work by painting pictures in the classical style By the early sixties his work changed dramatically Joining the pop art movement taking off in the

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  • Back of the bus | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    at the back Of The Bus You can t find me nowhere Oh come on over to the front of the bus Because I ll be riding up there If you miss me on the picket line You can t find me nowhere Come on over to the city jail Because I ll be rooming over there If you miss me at the Mississippi river You can t find me

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  • Hommage d'André Malraux à Jean Moulin | | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    they rest here with their long cortège of disfigured shadows Today young people of France may you think of this man as you would have reached out your hands to his poor unrecognizable face on that last day to those lips that never let fall a word of betrayal on that day his was the face of France It has to be said that there was much at stake politically at this time the 1965 presidential elections were approaching and the polls were far from favorable The artist Born in Paris in 1901 André Malraux an adventurer and art dealer in his youth later a writer Resistance fighter and minister in General de Gaulle s government was an archetypal French intellectual As a young boy he showed a great love of reading but would not manage to get into high school He moved in literary circles and survived by obtaining books for bibliophiles In the early 1920s he left for Cambodia where he had a spell in prison for stealing some Khmer sculptures In Indochina he directed an anticolonial publication then returned to France where he wrote La condition humaine translated into English as Man s Fate which won the

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  • Bébert et l'omnibus | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    Yves Robert Christian Marin Pierre Tornade and a young Jacques Higelin The film is based on a novel by screenwriter François Boyer and recounts the peregrinations of Bébert left behind in a suburban train by his older brother Tiennot J Higelin What follows is a frenzied night during which good natured French rail employees keep an eye on Bébert while his brother and father Jean Richard search for him separately Though not a masterpiece the film is nonetheless funny and touching thanks mainly to the acting of little Gibus and of Jacques Higelin who nails the character of a beatnik adolescent pickup artist The artist Born in 1920 in Saumur actor screenwriter director and producer Yves Robert started his working life as a typographer His career as an actor began in 1948 and he quickly moved into directing His first major success was an adaptation of Louis Pergaud s novel War of the Buttons which he wrote directed and produced and that sold nearly 10 million tickets A tireless worker Robert appeared in almost 60 films directed more than 20 and acted and directed in the theater Specializing in comedy he had a number of major box office hits such

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  • Fahrenheit 451 | Musée historique de l'environnement urbain
    heart in order to preserve the world s literary heritage The novel is a savage indictment of the ubiquity of images and television going so far as to imagine interactive programs that resemble our reality television programs But it is primarily a magnificent albeit Manichean plea on behalf of literature and the freedom of thought it fosters It may seem somewhat of a paradox that the book lover François Truffaut chose to adapt this one for the screen Actually as this analysis of the film expresses quite well in French Truffaut had reconciled books and the screen which could not live without one another if they were to condemn one another can no longer do without each other as they proclaim their freedom together and affirm their humanity The artist A French filmmaker born in Paris on February 6 1932 An only child neglected by his parents young François developed a consuming passion for the cinema very early on He whiled away solitary afternoons in front of the screen and was marked forever by the masterpieces shown at his neighborhood movie theatre especially Abel Gance s Paradise Lost It was 1940 and he was eight years old During his teen years Truffaut even started a ciné club in 1947 However his repeated attempts to run away and his wanderings raised the specter of delinquency and he fell afoul of the law André Bazin and his wife were of great assistance to him at the time both materially and emotionally In 1950 Truffaut even went so far as to join the army He was quickly convicted of desertion and locked up before reforming He worked full time as a movie critic for Les cahiers du cinema film magazine where he met Rossellini an important event in his life In 1957 he

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