The impact of pencil and stencil

Claude Monet Houses of Parliament London
Claude Monet's Houses of Parliament

A round-up of news, and those creating ‘le buzz’ in French cultural life

1.  An impression of London

The combined turmoil of the Franco-German war of 1870, the fall of the Second Empire, then the Paris Commune convinced many French artists to take refuge in the UK.

Until October 14, their time and work there is showcased at a Petit Palais exhibition co-organised with Tate Britain.

The exhibition brings together over a hundred masterpieces born on the banks of the Thames, in the misty and industrial atmosphere of Victorian London.

Among those featured are future impressionists Pissarro, Monet (Houses ...

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