french exposition

Il était beau, Saint-Just, avec son visage pensif, sur lequel on voyait l’énergie la plus grande, tempérée par un air de douceur et de candeur indéfinissable.”

He was handsome, Saint-Just, with his thougtful face, on which we would sight the greatest of energy, tempered by an air of softness and candor, indefinable.”

David d’Angers - Buste d’Antoine de Saint-Just, 1848, exposé au Petit-Palais (Paris)

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Exposition Henri Cartier-Bresson ( 12 Février-9 juin 2014) au Centre Pompidou,Paris.

I et II) Henri Cartier-Bresson- premiers congés payés, bords de Marne,1936.

© Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos

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Exposition Universelle | Via

To mark the 100-year anniversary of the storming of the Bastille, France held a spectacular World’s Fair, called the Exposition Universelle, in 1889.

As a welcome for visitors, a colossal entrance arch was constructed near the banks of the Seine: the Eiffel Tower.

Dozens of ornate pavilions and exhibition halls were erected across 240 acres, containing displays of art, crafts, industry, machines and new inventions.

In addition to showing off French achievements, the exposition also displayed exhibits from around the world, including South America, Africa and Asia.

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Achilles Rizzoli (American, 1896-1981)

A.G. Rizzoli created incredibly elaborate drawings symbolically representing his mother and neighborhood children in the form of fantastical Beaux-Arts buildings. Rizzoli designed an imaginary “World Expeau” called Y.T.T.E. (Yield to Total Elation), possibly inspired by the Paris Universal Expo of 1900 and the San Francisco Expo of 1915.

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