Monthly Archives: October 2019

The Forgotten of Saint Paul Island

October 11, 2019
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In October 1929, the La Langouste Française fish company hired 30 Europeans to go lobster fishing in l’Île Saint Paul, a volcanic island in the Indian Ocean about 7kmsq. They worked from November to March and, at the end of the season, a boat came to collect them and bring them home to Concarneau in…

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Domenico Remps’ Cabinet of Curiosities

October 7, 2019
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Say the words “Cabinet of Curiosities” and this painting is the most likely thing to come to mind. Painted by German artist Domenico Remps, it’s an early example of trompe l’oeil painting – from the French for “eye deceiver” – in which artists created a three-dimensional perception from a flat surface. The technique was developed…

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