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d'Art d'Art - "La petite danseuse de 14 ans" - Degas View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Edgar Degas' Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer might look unassuming at first glance, but it's actually an innovative sculpture that caused quite a scandal.

d'Art d'Art - "Honoré de Balzac" - Rodin View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

There is an interesting story behind the statue of Balzac by the famous sculptor Rodin. He wasn't afraid to shock his audience. Find out why his decision to represent Balzac's genius caused quite a scandal.

d'Art d'Art - "La Mort de Marat" - David View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

In his painting The Death of Marat, Jacques-Louis David made Marat a symbol of French revolutionary martyrdom. The painting represents Marat dying in his bathtub after being stabbed by Charlotte Corday in 1793.

Amal et Caroline - La Pyramide du Louvre View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Amal and Caroline are sitting in front the Louvre Museum and its famous glass pyramid. Once controversial, the pyramid is now considered one of the museum's finest works of art.

d'Art d'Art - "La Joconde" - Vinci View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The Mona Lisa, known in French as La Joconde, is one of the most famous paintings in the world. But do you know what happened to it on August 22, 1911?

Le saviez-vous? - L'architecture du Vieux Nice View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Discover the unique street patterns of Old Nice, which benefit from the Mediterranean wind and provide an ingenious and efficient cooling system for the neighborhood.

Uderzo et Goscinny - 1968

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

In tribute to Uderzo's passing, we revisit the history of the famous comic strip Asterix and Obelix. In an old interview, Uderzo and Goscinny explain how they came up with Asterix in 1959.

France 24 - Décès d'Albert Uderzo, le dessinateur d'Astérix et Obélix View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Albert Uderzo, the co-creator of the famous "Astérix" comic strip, died this week at the age of ninety-two. "Astérix" is the best-selling French-language comic strip, with over 380 million copies sold.

Giulia - Sa marque de bijoux 'Desidero'

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Giulia has been a jewelry maker since 2012, when she launched her Desidero brand. You can see and buy her creations in her boutique and studio located in Paris.

Gilles de 'Paname Workshop' - Créateur d'objets de décoration

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Gilles Martineau is a craftsman who makes beautiful objects out of concrete. Using 3D software, he first designs a mold that he prints himself with a 3D printer. Then he pours concrete into the mold to create his art.

Maison Légeron - Boutique de fleurs artificielles

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Bruno Légeron tells us about his family business of making artificial flowers and feathers for fashion houses and the movie industry. The Maison Légeron dates all the way back to 1727.

Le saviez-vous? - Henri Matisse et le Vieux Nice View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

The artist Henri Matisse lived in a beautiful building, the Palais Caïs de Pierlas, in the Old Nice neighborhood. He captured the neighborhood's colorful atmosphere in many of his paintings.

Le saviez-vous? - La poésie de Victor Hugo View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Victor Hugo is best known for his novels The Hunchback of Notre-Dame and Les Misérables, but he also wrote numerous poems. In this video, Patricia reads an excerpt from his poem "À l'Arc de Triomphe," in which he pays tribute to the city of Paris.

Amal et Caroline - Moulin Rouge View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Amal and Caroline are in Pigalle in Paris to tell us about the Moulin Rouge, the famous cabaret where French cancan dancers put on a great show. Contrary to what its name might suggest, the Moulin Rouge (literally, "Red Windmill") was never used as a windmill.

Sophie et Patrice - Les lampes de Sophie - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Sophie explains in greater detail how she makes lamps out of old jam jars. She has some blue ones that make great night-lights, and some brighter ones that are perfect for reading.

Sophie et Patrice - Les lampes de Sophie - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Sophie explains her hobby to Patrice. She makes fun lamps out of vintage American canning jars to which she applies a cold plating solution to make them look aged.

Le saviez-vous? - Karine Rougier présente son art - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Karine Rougier describes the many influences she draws on in her art practice—sixteen millimeter films, poetry, Flemish painting, tribal masks, the ocean, and more.

Le saviez-vous? - Karine Rougier présente son art - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Karine Rougier invited several artists to participate in her exhibition revolving around the poem "Heart Piece" by Heiner Müller. All the paintings and sculptures are linked together by a common theme, as she explains in this video.

Le saviez-vous? - Karine Rougier présente son art - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Karine explains her creative process and her techniques. She works with wood, rocks, old postcards, stamps, and much else. The result is a mix of surreal creations that will intrigue the eye and puzzle the mind.

Le saviez-vous? - Karine Rougier présente son art - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

The Espace à Vendre (Space for Sale) gallery in Nice recently presented Karine Rougier's exhibition "Les sables mouvants" (Quicksand). Rougier is an artist who works with various media, including ancient engravings, postcards, and even rocks.

Amal et Caroline - Quartier du Louvre View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Amal gives Caroline a trick for skipping the long line that inevitably forms in front of the Louvre Museum. Then they decide to have a peaceful breakfast in the Jardin des Tuileries.

Patrice Zana - L'artiste et ses inspirations - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Patrice Zana's Dada-inspired artwork relies heavily on wordplay. In this video he discusses his pieces Caisse à dire ("Talking Box," a pun on qu'est-ce à dire [what does it mean]), Boîte à choses sûres ("Box of Sure Things," a pun on boîte à chaussures [shoe box]), and more.

Samuel Gassmann - Créateur de boutons de manchette

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Samuel Gassmann is an artisan who makes unconventional cufflinks of all different types: he has one set representing the "totality of time," and another inspired by the Happy Families card game. Be sure to stop by his new store the next time you're in Paris!

Patrice Zana - L'artiste et ses inspirations - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Patrice Zana is a poet-artist inspired by the Dada movement and the concept of détournement (literally, "diversion," "hijacking"). He invented the term bris colisme to describe his practice, which employs fragmentation, collage, and wordplay in a variety of media.

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