JOIN US EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 4:30 PM
It all began in May 2010…From our wish to share our passion of art history, poetry, philosophy and literature.
When the weather is warm we organize our rooftop into a plein-air gathering, with chairs, benches, cushions, and a table with light refreshments and tapas. I prepare eggplant caviar with lots of garlic, plates of cut fresh fruits, various dips, pâtés and saucisson, and homemade lemonade with fresh mint.
When it is to cold we go down to the garage, which has been transformed into a gallery/conference room. 23 people can seat comfortably and spend an hour or more, listening to our stories.
Yes. Our lectures are more like story telling performances. We do not read, we tell…with impersonations and almost theatrical renderings of artists and authors’ thoughts. After the “lecture” we engage in a discussion which widens even more our dialogue about creativity.
In Art History, so far, we have shared the lives and works of Van Gogh, Toulouse Lautrec, Picasso, Modigliani, Matisse, Braque, Fougita, Chagall, Kiki de Montparnasse.
In Poetry and Literature, Rabelais, Louise Labé, Baudelaire, Balzac, Zola, Marcel Proust.
In Philosophy, we have offered introductions to Jewish Kabbalah and Midrashic interpretation; cultural and religious insights into the power of Love and Compassion; the Symbolism of Midsummer festivals in the world.
|“LOVE is a polarized word
conciliating the spiritual and the physical
harmonizing our dreams and our appetites…”
|“…For Balzac, the talent of the novelist bursts in the painting of the causes that engender effects, in the painting of the mysteries of the human heart, which are neglected by the historian.
Novelists actually believe they are better historians insofar as their comprehension of any situation goes much deeper that dates and facts.”