Monday, August 15, 2022

Poppies = Rouge de Delacroix = Marianne

 

One thing leads to another. I started painting poppies after seeing a photo in the Vegetal exhibit

Later I saw this poppy card in a stationary/papetterie shop window, BUCI News, 4 rue Gregoire de Tours 6 eme.


I remembered Alicia mentioned she’d seen a color show at 6, rue de Furstemburg - the musee National Eugene Delacroix

Did any artist love red in all its shades more then Delacroix(1798-1863)? His studio/atelier even had garnet red walls.
Though he trained in the brown gravy school of art (his contemporaries were Ingres, David). “My freshly arranged palette, brilliant with contrasting colours, is enough to fire my enthusiasm” he wrote in 1850.

Known as a romantic painter, he was influenced by the vibrant palettes 🎨 of the Venetians and Rubens. 

A trip to Morocco and Algeria in 1832 produced many sketchbooks and inspired his palette 🎨  to change radically. 

When he returned to France he dressed his models in vermillion red costumes he brought back from his trip. 

By the way his Empire style studio furnishings, holding his brushes and colors, are some of the most elegant I’ve seen.

How I wish I’d not missed this exhibit on Delacroix’s studio

Delacroix’s energetic brushwork and brilliant colors went on to influence Manet, Monet and the impressionists.

An early study for Delacroix’s masterwork, 

Liberty Leading the People’ hanging in the Louvre. 
Yesterday I went to the 
Postal Museum to discover the exhibition "Marianne, the faces of the Republic". 
Like I said, one thing leads to another. I left with a packet of postal pins (5€). Their gift shop is adorable.
A lovely garden not to be missed at this museum to relax and chill. 
Of course I couldn’t resist painting Delacroix’s red studio.
 
Too much art and museums PBers? Want more ice cream and cafes? Or something else? Do tell. Coming home a 
Bateaux-Mouches with a poppy red stripe.  😊🎨☕️🥐
*A year ago - Audrey in Paris Map

35 comments:

  1. More scenes of pAris street life so those of us who still won’t travel will get a feel for hanging out there. Thx

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  2. Anonymous12:11 AM

    Art!

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  3. Anonymous12:31 AM

    Love the street life scenes, living vicariously through these til my next Paros trip!

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  4. I love the art and the paris street scenes. I can feel myself putting on weight when I see all the pastries and food!!

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    1. Parisbreakfast12:56 AM

      I sish it was you instead of me😳 Researching the current MADELEINE Map is driving me nuts!

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  5. Anonymous3:26 AM

    Love the vibrant reds. Still having trouble commenting as myself- won’t let me sign in

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    1. Parisbreakfast5:09 AM

      There is no longer any need to sign in.
      Can you see the grey arrow?
      Click and add your name & URL.
      I dont appear to be signed in either—no picture?!

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  6. Kirra3:49 AM

    Thank you for the lesson on Delacroix! Love the red following you around. I’m happy with anything Paris or French 🙂🇫🇷

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    1. Parisbreakfast5:05 AM

      👏👏👏 Thank you Kirra ❤️ My life here is quite serendipitous. In NYC not much happened of interest.

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  7. Blair Southerden4:21 AM

    Poppies are the symbol of Remembrance in UK. When we commemorate the fallen from wars since 1914 on Remembrance Sunday in November, most people will wear a simple, paper poppy distributed by the Royal British Legion. Poppy wreaths will be laid at memorials in cities, towns and villages. I believe it all stems from the poppy fields of Flanders in the Great War (1914-1918).

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    1. Parisbreakfast5:07 AM

      I love the British poppies everyone wears in their lapels. A beautiful design with meaning behind it.

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  8. Parisbreakfast5:04 AM

    It is a wonderful yellow shop, BUCI News, 4 rue Gregoire de Tours 6 eme, full of papeterie and magazines, pens etc.

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  9. Bonnie L7:32 AM

    Veterans organizations sell poppies here in the US as well on what we call “Veterans Day”, November 11. As my grandfather served in France as a US Marine during the “Great War”, I’ve always been aware of the poppy’s significance, learning “In Flanders Fields”, by heart.

    I love your great variety of posts on Paris…from museums and shows to food, fashion, street scene. You bring it all. ❤️

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  10. Anonymous7:39 AM

    So many times I have passed through Place Furstemberg and never stopped in at Musée Delacroix. You have inspired me to visit. Lovely garden.

    Buci News is so photogenic. At Christmas time last year their window was full of advent calendars. So festively colorful!

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    1. Parisbreakfast9:05 AM

      The museum is tucked away in a corner. It’s easy to miss if its not your chosen destination. There is a new (to me at least) very elegant specialty pepper shop directly across. Don’t miss it..beautiful displays and very nice gifts

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  11. I enjoyed the Delacroix. Not too big. Those postal pins are cute. You can mix them in with your other pins & wear them on your denim jacket. I love whatever you share with us!🗼❤️

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    1. Parisbreakfast9:09 AM

      Aw Thanks Ga. much appreciated 👏 I wish there was some order or system to what I post. I’m very spur of the moment or “too impulsive” my parents used to say. Luckily Paris the right place for the impulsively inclined, offering plethora of choices

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  12. Bobbye Trotter8:29 AM

    Thank you for reminding me of my visit to the Delacroix Museum. I especially liked his paintings inspired by his time in Morocco and Algeria. As I remember, there was a steep set of stairs at the entrance with a white bust of him at the top, very dramatic.

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    1. Parisbreakfast9:12 AM

      You have a very good memory Bobbye! I had to walk down those stairs to leave. I took a picture at the top and clutched the banister. They are very steep.

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  13. Love your rendition aquarelle the most:)

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    1. Parisbreakfast9:09 AM

      Thank you Monique ❤️

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    2. Anonymous9:44 AM

      C, I see in MY MIND, AS a CALIFORNIA POPPY-THE STATE FLOWER.Works for me as CA. IS MY 1st , HOME Base! Does not change that I Love Paris too!
      Lovely Post.Merci! Jacquelyn in Bay Area.

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  14. Anonymous11:08 AM

    I Love All Your Posts, No Matter What Subject You Choose. So You Go Girl, Just Keep Doing What You Love, Because We Love It Too!!

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  15. Anonymous12:23 PM

    Carol, your posts are perfect always. More art, yes! More street scenes, yes! More dessert, yes! I'll never get there to experience ANY of it, so THANK YOU, CAROL, for sharing your life. 💕
    Judy

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  16. Anonymous1:00 PM

    You give us a delightful mix of art and cake - and we need both! Thank you, Margaret

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  17. Honoré2:59 PM

    Anything and everything, please. Your creativity always amuses and inspires! 👩🏼‍🎨 😘

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  18. Anonymous3:00 PM

    Art, art, art, art, and art! Plus all the other stuff! I love reading about your adventures and your life in the City of Light. Keep 'em coming, Carol!

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  19. Anonymous5:25 PM

    Just imagine how often many of us feel as you do....WISHING we had not missed the fab exhibits you manage to fit in! jeanette s.

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  20. This looks like a fabulous exhibit. (I love the cats!) And I love your painting of the experience as well. And poppies. I always say bring on the poppies!

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  21. Annabella8:04 PM

    All good Carol! I love the serendipity, my fave breakfast email ❤

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  22. Anonymous8:16 PM

    I don’t comment often enough - just a simple thank you for sharing Paris with us! Your emails are my absolute favorite to open when they arrive! (I happen to love the Paris street scenes, garden scenes, and anything with Parisian dogs…!

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  23. Anonymous8:17 PM

    (Oops! Did not mean to comment anonymously - my name is Stacia!).

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  24. Anonymous7:01 PM

    So glad I’m back on your list. I missed you. Somehow you got disconnected! Love your posts! Diana Prevot😍

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  25. Poppies are a favor1ite, especially the red ones. I set a table with them once. Love your red poppies rendition.

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  26. Nancy1:32 PM

    Dear, talented Carol…..your fab watercolor of a single Coquelicot arrived a couple of days ago. It is gorgeous and I am beyond, BEYOND thrilled! Thank you so much for creating it and posting it so carefully packaged…..all perfect!

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