The first time I saw the Lumière brothers’ films I was mesmerized. Silent, flickering black and white, and each less than a minute long, they give quick glimpses into moments of everyday life in France at the end of the nineteenth century. The people in them are at once both faraway and familiar. Men sport bowler hats and vests; women wear exaggerated, puffy sleeves and decorative hats. But as the films play on, it becomes clear that not much has changed in the nearly 120 years since these movies were made. More
Court to Café: Three Centuries of French Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum is part of the exhibition Passport to Paris.
It features 50 masterpieces from the collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut. Masters such as Nicolas Poussin, François Boucher, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Claude Monet will be among those represented. More