With overviews of the lives of Geneviève, patron saint of Paris, Héloïse, Christine de Pizan, Marquise de Sévigné, Madame de Maintenon, Madame du Châtelet, Madame Roland, Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Rachel, George Sand, Sarah Bernhardt, Camille Claudel, Marie Curie, Colette, Coco Chanel, and Simone de Beauvoir.
What the publishing house says:
This book evokes Paris from the MIddle Ages through the twentieth century by tracing sixteen exceptional women whose lives intersected with Paris in remarkable ways and whose eventual fame depended on the city itself. Their stories bring to life medieval culture, Enlightenment ideas, the court of Louis XIV, the chaos of the Revolution, the nineteenth-century art scene, and twentieth-century breakthroughs in science and fashion.
sfd I don't want to feed the myth but... the Flamenco Fashion Week took place in Seville between the 3 and 6 February. Here's some photos, you can see quite a few other models in this blog: Mas que lunares , and this site: la verdad.es
Art at its best lifts the veil that obscures reality in things seen, and gives us a glimpse of things more harmonious and permanent than the fleeting images that pass upon our retina. More permanent because they satisfy the deeper and more permanent elements of our being, in much the same way that the deep correspondance set up by religious ecstasy does.
Some of the paintings included in the exhibition Impressionist Gardens at the Thyssen Museum in Madrid: by Charles Courtney Curran, Carl Larsson, Camille Pissarro, Emil Nolde, Fritz Schider, Monet, Van Gogh, Mary Cassat, Fantin-Latour, Frederick Carl Frieseke,Sorolla, Marie Bracquemond... awesome!