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LITERATURE AND PAINTING : DID YOU KNOW ABOUT DEAUVILLE ?…

WITH A UNIQUE STYLE, DEAUVILLE HAS FORGED

ITS HISTORY AND ITS PERSONALITY.

WHEN IT COMES TO LITERATURE, DID YOU KNOW THAT GUSTAVE FLAUBERT STAYED REGULARLY IN DEAUVILLE AT HIS PARENTS’S FARM, ON THE SITE OF WHAT IS TODAY VILLA STRASSBURGER. ,

ALSO, GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE STAYED IN DEAUVILLE IN 1914, WHERE HE WROTE A SERIES OF ARTICLES FOR THE NEWSPAPER COMOEDIA. HIS SOJOURN PROVIDED HIM WITH INSPIRATION AND MATERIAL FOR POEMS PUBLISHED IN CALLIGRAMMES,A NOVELLA AND AN UNFINISHED NOVEL.

THE SAME YEAR, SACHA GUITRY STAYED AT THE HOTEL ROYAL, FOLLOWED BY COLETTE IN AUGUST 1952 AND JULY 1953.

FRANCOISE SAGAN WON ENOUGH AT DEAUVILLE CASINO TO BUY HERSELF A DREAM HOUSE.

WHEN IT COMES TO PAINTING DID YOU KNOW THAT INSPIRED BY ITS UNIQUE LIGHT, SEVERAL GENERATIONS OF PAINTERS HAVE SUCCEEDED ONE ANOTHER IN DEAUVILLE SINCE ITS FOUNDING.

A PRECURSOR OF IMPRESSIONISM, EUGENE BOUDIN

HAD A HOUSE BUILT IN DEAUVILLE IN 1884. IN HIS CANVASES,HE SOUGHT TO TRANSCRIBE THE FLEETINGNESS OF THE LIGHT, THE CHANGING SKIES, THE SUBSTANCE OF THE CLOUDS AND THE INCINSTANCY OF THE SEA.

BORN IN LE HAVRE, RAOUL DUFY, MAD ABOUT COLOURS, OFFERS AN OPTIMISTIC VIEW OF LIFE THROUGH HIS PAINTINGS.

THE WORLD OF HORSERACING AND YATCHING INSPIRED MANY OF HIS WORKS.

AN EMBLEMATIC PAINTER OF THE ROARING TWENTIES AND OF DEAUVILLE SOCIETY LIFE, KEES VAN DONGEN DESCRIBED AND IMMORTALISED THE PERSONALITIES OF HIGH SOCIETY.

IN THE GENRE OF CARICATURE, WHICH SAW ITS HEYDAY BETWEEN THE WARS, SEM HELD A SPECIAL PLACE.

A PRESS ILLUSTRATOR, HE WAS WELL CONNECTED IN PARISIAN SOCIETY, WHICH HE FOLLOWED AND SKETCHED ON HIS TRAVELS BETWEEN PARIS, MONTE CARLO AND DEAUVILLE.

SOURCE :  TOURIST GUIDE.

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