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Lake Annecy – France

Also known as the “Blue Lake”, Lake Annecy (French: Lac d’Annecy), at the heart of the Savoy Alps, takes pride in being one of the cleanest and purest lakes in the world because of strict environmental regulations introduced in the 1960s. It is the third largest lake in France, after the Lac du Bourget and…

Flageolet Player on Cliff, 1889

Paul Gauguin French, 1848-1903 Oil on canvas Indianapolis Museum of Art In 1889 Gauguin worked in the village of Le Pouldu. there he created this dizzying panorama, recording the site’s craggy cliffs and the waves breaking on the beach. At right are a girl with her scythe and a boy playing a flageolet, or flute,…

Marcoussis, Louis (1883c.-1941) – 1921 The Cardplayer (Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California, USA)

Color lithograph on wove paper; 24.8 x 20 cm. Louis Marcoussis, formerly Ludwik Kazimierz Wladyslaw Markus or Ludwig Casimir Ladislas Markus, (1878 or 1883,[1] Łódź – October 22, 1941, Cusset) was a painter and engraver of Polish origin who lived in Paris for much of his life and became a French citizen. After studying law…