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Two Unknown Artemisia Gentileschi Paintings Have Turned Up In The Wreckage Of A Beirut Museum

Art historian Gregory Buchakjian did his Master’s thesis at the Sorbonne on the art collection of the Sursock Palace, where he identified two unattributed canvases as the work of the 17th-century Italian painter. With the decades-long turmoil in the Lebanese capital, Buchakjian and the rest of the world forgot about those two paintings — until the catastrophic explosion in Beirut on August 4, 2020. In that disaster’s aftermath, the paintings were found in the ruined palace, damaged but intact. ...
Tags: Art, Beirut, Visual, Sorbonne, Sursock Palace, 06.09.21, Beirut Museum, Gregory Buchakjian, Buchakjian

Christiane Eda-Pierre, France’s First Black Opera Star, Dead At 88

Born in Martinique to an accomplished family (an aunt was the first black female student at the Sorbonne), she first made her mark in coloratura roles such as Leïla in The Pearl Fishers and the title role in Lakmé. She went on to have a stellar career in Paris and abroad, noted especially for Mozart, Rameau (she sang in the first modern revivals of several of his operas), and contemporary works (she created the role of the Angel in Messiaen’s Saint François d’Assise). – Barron’s (AFP)
Tags: Art, People, Paris, Martinique, Messiaen, Leila, Sorbonne, Francois, Mozart Rameau, 09.07.20, Christiane Eda Pierre France, First Black Opera Star Dead, Assise Barron

A 19th-Century Opera That Flipped The Script On The Passive-Princess-Versus-Wicked-Queen Narrative

And that opera, Le Dernier Sorcier (The Last Sorcerer), was composed by a woman — Pauline Viardot, remembered mostly for being one of the century’s great mezzos. Amy Lorette Damron Kyle, a musicologist at the Sorbonne and a singer herself, compares Viardot’s Sorcier to one of opera’s classic passive princess/wicked queen stories, Mozart’s The Magic Flute. – The Conversation
Tags: Art, Music, Mozart, Sorbonne, Pauline Viardot, Viardot, 12.05.19, Amy Lorette Damron Kyle

Genius Series: The defiant life of Marie Curie

Big Think has just launched its Genius Series of tees, sweatshirts, posters and more!We're paying tribute to the first female Nobel Prize winner, Marie Curie.Select Rush or Super Rush Delivery to get your order before Christmas Day! None Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. – Marie Curie None Marie Curie was a tra...
Tags: Science, Design, Women, History, Chemistry, Physics, Paris, Innovation, Poland, Marie Curie, Curie, Sorbonne, Pierre Curie, Marie Curie None Marie Curie, Nikola Tesla Isaac Newton

Paris Sees Blackface Controversy As Students Protest Aeschylus Staging At Sorbonne

Denouncing the staging (which no one had yet seen) as “Afrophobic, colonialist and racist,” protesters forced the Sorbonne to cancel a performance of The Suppliants at the university’s annual festival of ancient Greek theatre. Top Sorbonne officials and government officials called the protests “absurd,” while the director insisted that the production used no blackface at all. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Theatre, Paris, SJ, Sorbonne, 03.28.19

Greek tragedy prompts 'blackface' racism row at Sorbonne

Demonstrators picket French university, which says actors were wearing masks according to ancient theatre practicesA row over alleged racism and attacks on freedom of expression has erupted in France after students prevented a Greek tragedy featuring actors using black masks from being performed at the Sorbonne, claiming it was “Afrophobic, colonialist and racist”.Demonstrators who picketed the prestigious Paris university to stop actors entering the theatre said the play, The Suppliants by Aesc...
Tags: Europe, Education, France, Race, Theatre, World news, Higher Education, Paris, Universities, Aeschylus, Sorbonne

Theater News: Playwright Lindsey Ferrentino to Be Honored at the Sorbonne in Paris

Ferrentino will be the guest of honor at an upcoming theater conference.
Tags: Theatre, Paris, Sorbonne, Lindsey Ferrentino

Ascribe Raises $2 Million To Ensure You Get Credit For Your Art

 Digital scarcity is an oxymoron. Unless it isn’t. Thanks to a recently funded startup called Ascribe, artists and writers can now create unique copies of their work that can be bought and sold and cannot, in theory, be duplicated. The founders, Bruce Pon, Trent McConaghy, and Masha McConaghy have experience in banking, hardware, and curation. Masha, a Ph.D. from the Sorbonne, curated at… Read More
Tags: Art, Startups, TC, Europe, Banking, Canada, Ascribe, Earlybird Venture Capital, The Louvre, Sorbonne, Masha, Bruce Pon Trent McConaghy, Masha McConaghy

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