Les cartes dans la peinture de Vermeer / Maps in Vermeer’s paintings

Sur les 37 œuvres connues de Vermeer, plusieurs comportent des cartes accrochées au mur des intérieurs représentés. S’agit-il de simples objets de décor ou de symboles à la signification plus ou moins évidente ? /\ Of the 37 works known to Vermeer, several are containing maps, hanging on the wall of the interiors depicted. Are they simple elements of decoration or symbols with a more or less obvious meaning ?

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The Godfather: Part III / Le Parrain, 3e partie (Coppola)

Le Parrain: 3e partie est un film réalisé par Francis Ford Coppola. Michael Corleone, parrain du Clan Corleone, souhaite prendre ses distances avec la Mafia et se concentrer sur des affaires légales. Pour se faire, il se rapproche de l’Église. /\ The Godfather: Part III is a 1990 film directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Michael Corleone, a Mafia kingpin, aims to distance himself from the Mafia and to concentrate on legal businesses. In order to do so, he approaches the Roman Catholic Church.

L’étoffe des cartes / Maps made up out of Whole Cloth

Dans le film Diamants sur canapé Holly tricote un objet aux formes curieuses. Serait-ce le plan d’un ranch  » ? Et si un fil invisible reliait carte et tricot ? /\ In the movie Breafkfast at Tiffany’s Holly is knitting an indistinct object, a ranch perhaps ? And if an invisible thread were connecting maps and knitting?

Mona Hatoum’s map works / Les oeuvres cartographiques de Mona Hatoum

Mona Hatoum’s exhibition, held at the Centre Pompidou until the 28th of September, gathers over 100 works of this internationally renowned artist, in media as varied as performance, video, installation and sculpture. A dozen of these works give a particular overview of Mona Hatoum’s fascination for maps, which she represents as figurative images of real…

« Paysages in situ ». Où se trouvait l’artiste ? / Where Was the Artist ?

Here are a game and a smartphone application proposed by the CAUE of Isère.  The goal is to find the exact location where the artist was standing when he painted or photographed a scenery shown in the works of several museums of Dauphiné. Then people are invited to produce  replicas of the work from this…

Promenade littéraire au Havre / Literary Tour of Le Havre

The city of Le Havre (France) has now its literary tour map. Drawing on the work of Bertrand Westphal on Geocriticism, Sonia Anton, professor of literature at the University of Le Havre, has developed a literary tour of the city through 20 places evoked by famous writers like Jean-Paul Sartre and Honoré de Balzac. This…