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d'Art d'Art - "IKB 3" - Klein View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

What is IKB? Although not a mathematical formula, it is a formula of sorts. The artist Yves Klein perfected this beautiful blue pigment for his monochrome painting IKB 3. The idea was to fully engage the viewer with the perfect color, and the formula for his blue pigment has remained a secret to this day.

d'Art d'Art - "La mélancolie d'une belle journée" - Chirico View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Giorgio de Chirico, founder of the metaphysical art movement, was best known for his dreamlike, often disturbing paintings. He was a great source of inspiration to Cubists, Futurists, and Dadaists.

d'Art d'Art - "Slave Auction" - Basquiat View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Jean-Michel Basquiat became the star of the New York art world at just 21 years old. In his painting Slave Auction, Basquiat depicts slaves and slave traders through masks and skeletons.

d'Art d'Art - "Les raboteurs de parquet" - Caillebotte View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

With his painting The Floor Scrapers, Gustave Caillebotte was one of the first visual artists to portray urban workers. Art critics deemed his subject matter as vulgar, while the writer Émile Zola reproached him for his "bourgeois exactitude."

d'Art d'Art - "Les quatre saisons" - Arcimboldo View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Why did the Habsburg emperors commission Italian painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo to paint amusing portraits of prominent lords, knowing they that they might be subjected to ridicule? Find out in this d'Art d'Art episode!

d'Art d'Art - "La chambre de Van Gogh à Arles" - Van Gogh View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Did you know that Van Gogh went through a Japanese phase? Find out how Japanese art greatly influenced his paintings.

Le saviez-vous? - L'art figuratif de Lucien Murat View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

L'Espace à Vendre gallery had an exhibition of works by Lucien Murat, who juxtaposes a wide range of materials on top of salvaged tapestries.

Le saviez-vous? - La pratique de dessin de Maxime Duveau View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Maxime Duveau explains his art at his solo exhibition, which is based on photographs he took in San Fransciso and Los Angeles. He uses an interesting charcoal drawing technique he calls "masking."

d'Art d'Art - "Un enterrement à Ornans" - Courbet View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Gustave Courbet's painting A Burial at Ornans drew a hostile reaction at the 1850 Paris Salon due to the painter's decision to depict ordinary mourners on a grand scale. Many thought that ordinary people were not worthy of such attention.

Le saviez-vous? - "À une passante" de Charles Baudelaire View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Patricia reads "À une passante" (To a Passerby), a classic poem from Charles Baudelaire's collection Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil).

d'Art d'Art - "L'Âge mûr" - Claudel View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Camille Claudel was Rodin's student and lover for many years. Her best known work is the sculpture L'Âge mûr (The Mature Age). Find out the controversy and tragedy surrounding Claudel and the making of her sculpture.

d'Art d'Art - "Vénus de Milo" View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The Venus de Milo statue at the Louvre is famous for its missing arms. King Louis XVIII issued an order forbidding it from being restored.

d'Art d'Art - "Le fifre" - Manet View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Manet's The Fife Player was deemed controversial in its day because it depicted an ordinary person, which departed from the traditions of academic portraiture.

Le saviez-vous? - La série "Il était une fois" View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Patricia introduces the famous French animated series Il était une fois (Once Upon a Time), which follows a time-traveling family through the high points of human civilization and into the future. We have several episodes available on Yabla, which you can find here, and more coming soon!

La disparition de Saint-Exupéry - Découverte et identification de son avion - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

In part 2 of this video on the disappearance of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, you will find out how the remains of his plane were located and retrieved from the bottom of the sea.

Le saviez-vous? - "Barbara" de Jacques Prévert View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Patricia recites a famous poem by Jacques Prévert called "Barbara." The poem is set in Brest, a town that was devastated by German bombs in the Second World War.

La disparition de Saint-Exupéry - Découverte et identification de son avion - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

In May 2000, Luc Vanrell discovered the P Thirty-Eight Lightning aircraft piloted by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, which was last seen on July 31, 1944. His colleague Philippe Castellano explains how the plane was identified.

Ville de Nice - 75ème anniversaire du livre Le Petit Prince de Saint-Exupéry

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

In 2021, the city of Nice is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the timeless classic The Little Prince by the famous writer and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, who had strong ties with the city.

Vauréal - Denis Lagarde, coutelier View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

After thirty years as a graphic designer, Denis Lagarde decided to switch gears and work in the "completely crazy world" of artisan cutlery, fulfilling a childhood dream.

d'Art d'Art - "Le Char d'Apollon" - Redon View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Learn the history behind Odilon Redon's The Chariot of Apollo, in which the titular god doesn't even appear!

Vauréal - Laurent Azriel, luthier View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Laurent Azriel is a luthier in Vauréal. In this video, he talks about his craft, how he became a luthier, and the demands of his job, which he loves!

Le saviez-vous? - Maxime Duveau expose à Nice View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Maxime Duveau held a solo exhibition at the Espace à Vendre gallery in Nice. The show included large-scale drawings in charcoal based on photos that he took in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Vauréal - Manon Saenko, En Mille Morceaux View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Manon Saenko works her magic on broken objects that she restores to their former glory. She calls herself the "doctor for objects," as she repairs all kinds of ceramics, ranging from family pieces to archaeological artifacts.

d'Art d'Art - "La Dame à la licorne" View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In this video, find out the significance of the mysterious tapestry La Dame à la licorne (The Lady and the Unicorn). The meaning behind this six-paneled medieval tapestry has eluded scholars for centuries. Let's see how medievalists have made "sense" of it!

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