At Toulouse

Toulouse, lunch with Lily. I’ve written a bit more on my other blog and with other photos and on one of my two Facebook pages : https://artfrickers.com/blog/2020/06/24/toulouse-france/ I have to collect a major painting, on loan to Chateau de Saurs and have a variety of other ‘business’ and good friends to visit,  in this region where … Read more

Huge success !

Fin du festival des lanternes de Gaillac avec un record de 425.000 spectateurs   Le Musée “inVINcible VIGNEron” near #Gaillac, S W #France has my original 2 m painting [copyright still mine] on permanent display which inspired several of the Chinese artists. Visit, enjoy ! Discover The Port of Gaiilac 1863 painting and the story … Read more

A le musée Lapérouse

What were you doing today?
I was in glorious Albi, a UNESCO World Heritage town.

Albi, Tarn, France
Albi, a view

I started with the Lapérouse museum. LAPÉROUSE, CITIZEN OF THE WORLD. as in the French answer to Captain Jame Cook.

le musée Lapérouse
At le musée Lapérouse

Jean-François de Galaup de Lapérouse of Albi.
https://www.laperouse-france.fr/
Then shopping for clothes and ‘things’ for my house.

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A diplomatic, request

South America/Pacific cruise ships and Lapérouse.
An unusual, diplomatic, request to use one of my paintings.
Lapérouse who was the French answer to the immortal Captain James Cook.
I researched and painted “Lapérouse and the First Fleet”. That was the first time anyone had rendered the ships correctly while many artists tried and failed.
Lapérouse
Laperouse entering Botany Bay

The following is quoted with the author’s kind permission.

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