Living in the sky with Laurent Chehere

I’ve been posting a lot of paintings lately, so today I’m going to show you a few photographs for a change. And believe me, these are not just some ordinary photos but true pieces of art in every sense of the word! The Flying Houses series was created in Paris by a French photographer Laurent Chehere and it depicts mostly detached houses and blocks of flats but we can also see a trailer and a circus. The photographs have this unique almost fairy-tale atmosphere even though they’re all very realistic. But the reason why they are really remarkable is the impressive and very believable photo manipulation which makes them float in the air! No wonder that the project won several prizes and was showcased in both Europe and the US.
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f you liked them and want to see more, visit Chehere’s website: http://www.laurentchehere.com/laurentchehere.com/PORTFOLIO.html
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Paris in paintings: Antoine Blanchard

So here’s the third and probably the last post about Paris and a painter who decided to immortalise its beauty on his canvases.
Antoine Blanchard is actually a pseudonym of a French painter Marcel Masson. His famous Parisian street scenes present the city and its inhabitants in bygone days. Like many French impressionists, Blanchard liked painting the same landmark several times but in different weather conditions. However, if you have a closer look at his works, you can easily guess which weather condition was his favourite 😉
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Paris in paintings: Marilyn Dunlap

Last Thursday I went to Paris and once again I had the pleasure to take a walk around Montmartre. As always, Place du Tertre was full of painters and their wonderful works of art… and that reminded me that I haven’t shown you my favourite paintings of Paris yet!
So that’s what I’m going to do in the next 3 or 4 posts because each time I want to focus on the works of one particular artist.

Today I’d like to introduce Marilyn Dunlap, an American painter who took a liking to the narrow streets and charming corners of Montmartre.
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No better place to feel the spring than a park!

Finally! Spring! And the best way to feel and to celebrate it is to go to the nearest park, lay on the grass and:
a) read a good book
b) listen to your favorite music
c) drink a beer and talk to your friends.
Choose what you like most but don’t stay home on a sunny spring afternoon!

The park I chose today:

Parc du Cinquantenaire, Brussels

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Some other parks that I’ve visited and enjoyed:

Parc de Laeken, Brussels

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Coombe Country Park, Coventry

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Park im. Tadeusza Kościuszki, Katowice

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Park Łazienkowski, Warszawa

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St James’s Park, London

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Hyde Park, London

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And the parks I’d love to visit one day:

Bois de la cambre, Brussels

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Parc Montsouris, Paris
(the one from the “Paris, je t’aime” film!)

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Central Park, NYC

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