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After last weeks’ Mustache Monday with Solomon J. Solomon, we were still feeling the artistic vibe and thought we’d highlight yet another great artist: Georges Jules Victor Clairin.
Clairin is a French painter who created many decorative pieces for various public buildings in Paris. He also caught the eye of actress Sarah Bernhardt and became one of her most favored portraitist, creating paintings based on various roles that she played.
(Image: NYPL Digital Gallery.)
YOU ARE WHAT YOU READ
Lois has just finished Above All Things by Tanis Rideout. “This is a historical fiction novel of 3-time Everest climber George Mallory during his last and fatal attempt to reach the summit in 1924. After 2 dangerous and unsuccessful attempts, George has promised his wife, Ruth that he will not leave her and their 3 small children again. But he is haunted by those failures, as well as his perceived failures during his service in WWI, and when the opportunity presents itself to try again, George accepts without consulting Ruth. The book beautifully blends Ruth’s world, her unconditional love for George, and her anger and fear with George’s unrelenting need for glory and redemption. It pulled me into both realities and I couldn’t put it down.”
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