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Tuesday, 28 July 2020 05:20

New Stamps Released from France

Euromed 2020: Theme: Gastronomy

France has issued stamp on Bouillabaisse recipe to illustrate the common theme of 2020 “traditional Mediterranean gastronomy”.

The subject is considered in its broad definition of gastronomy, as the knowledge of everything related to cooking, the scheduling of meals, the art of tasting and appreciating dishes.

Issue Date:13.07.2020 Designer:Jenne Pineau Process:Offset

St Vaast La Hougue Manche Town

Coastal town located on the east coast of north-Cotentin in the department of La Manche, Saint-Vaast-La-Hougue is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Its heritage consists mainly of the fort de la hougue, the port, the chapel of the sailors, the island of tatihou accessible on foot at low tide and also equipped with a vauban tower.

Its population is around 2,000, making it the most populous municipality in the canton of Val de Saire. Since January 1, 2017, it has been part of the Cotentin agglomeration community.

The activity in saint-vaast-la-hougue is mainly port (fishing and boating), oyster farming and tourism. ”

Issue Date:06.07.2020 Designer:Genevieve Marot Illustrator:Genevieve Marot Process:Helio

Luis Mariano

Luis Mariano was born in Irun on August 13, 1914 after his family name Luis-Mariano Eusebio Gonzalez. His family took refuge in France during the Spanish Civil War. Young Luis, attracted by the drawing, entered the Bordeaux School of Fine Arts, where he was noticed by Jeannine Micheau, who took on the stage at the Palais de Chaillot in December 1943.

He meets Francis Lopez and Raymond Vinci. He created their first operetta “La belle de Cadiz” which was to decide his career. The show will run for two years.The popularity of Luis Mariano continues to grow. For ten years he dominated the world of song and operetta. The bright point can be in 1951-1952, the time of the “Singer of Mexico” and of the film “Imperial Violets”.

For cinema, he shot around twenty films from 1945 to 1958. In December 1969, he ensured the creation of the “Caravelle d’Or” at Châtelet, but struck down by illness he had to give up his role after a few months. He rests since 1970, in Arcangues, a small village in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques ”

Issue Date:13.07.2020,Designer:Bruno Ghinringhelli Illustrator:Bruno Ghinringhelli Process:Offset

Source: philamirror.info

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Tuesday, 04 September 2018 00:00

Crafts of art - Ceramist

On the occasion of the 2018 Heritage Days, La Poste issues a new stamp in the crafts series initiated in 2016. After the jeweler, the stone carver, the blacksmith, the cabinetmaker and the Leatherworker is the know-how of the ceramist who is in the spotlight.

Since 1740, the Manufacture de Sèvres invites artists to come and create porcelain art objects. Traditional manufacturing techniques have been at the service of innovation to improve existing forms and to create new ones.

Porcelain becomes a means of expression of high artistic quality.

Guarantor of the safeguarding and transmission of know-how, the Manufacture de Sèvres embodies the excellence of the crafts in France. From the design of the form to cooking, through decoration, porcelain production and, in to a lesser extent, sandstone, occurs in twenty-two workshops grouping thirty different trades.

Exclusivity, elegance and contemporaneity are the three essential qualities that allow this prestigious institution to constantly renew itself.

At the beginning of the 19th century, Alexandre Brongniart, director of the Manufacture, is at the origin of the National Museum of Ceramics. His wish is to offer, through diversity collected and acquired works, a great source of inspiration for craftsmen of the Manufacture. After 200 years of existence, this world reference collection Today, there are more than 50,000 works, including nearly 5,000 Sèvres porcelains.

It is one of the richest collections of ceramics in Europe.

Royal first, then imperial and today national, Sèvres has always privileged artistic collaborations. Among the first artists we associate in Sèvres are the silversmith Jean-Claude Duplessis, the sculptor Étienne-Maurice Falconet or the painter François Boucher. As early as the 18th century, they helped to define the identity of the production of Sèvres porcelain. Since then, hundreds painters, sculptors, ceramists, stylists, architects, designers ... have followed their example and have created amazing and valuable works of art in the workshops of the

Manufacture: Jean Arp and Robert Couturier in the 50s, until more recently Arman, Louise Bourgeois, Zao Wou-Ki, Chu Teh-Chun, Pierre Soulages, Ettore Sottsass, Lee Ufan and Giuseppe Penone.

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