Reuin-in is a sub temple of Tofuku-ji in Kyoto. It’s ancient gardens were boldly renovated by the modern Japanese garden master Shigemori Mirei, known for his designs in coloured sand and curvilinear lines.
The Tennis Court Oath, June 20, 1789, by which deputies of the new National Assembly vowed to write a Constitution. This celebrated depiction by Jacques- Louis David well illustrates the spirit of ’89 and the extraordinary fervor with which patriots supported the Revolutionary changes. The president Bailly stands on a table to administer the oath. One can distinguish the abbé Sieyès, sitting just beneath Bailly; Mirabeau (right foreground, in a dark coat, striding forward); Barnave ( just behind Mirabeau); Robespierre (right of center, baring his breast with his two hands); Pétion in front of Robespierre with his back turned; Barère (sitting at left, writing his newspaper); and the trio of the Protestant Rabaut Saint-Etienne, the priest Grégoire, and the monk Dom Gerle (center foreground).
Bernadette Brouzes Bailly, peintre en art naïf, habitante de Saint Maur, s'amuse à peupler de petits personnages ses tableaux. Ce tableau représente une scène du film de Jacques Tati, “Mon oncle”. Celui-ci a été tourné dans le Vieux Saint Maur en 1958.