Saturday, January 18, 2014

Memories of the First World War in Provence

The centenary of the beginning of the First World War will be marked in many ways across Europe, and one of the first examples is in Avignon, which is staging an exhibition of the drawings of the Belgian symbolist artist Henry de Groux.  Born in 1866, de Groux would have been too old to fight in the war, but he spent time at the front in the Marne and hauntingly captured the horrors he saw there. Around 40 of his powerful pieces are on display in the foyer of the Hôtel de Ville (Town Hall) from 7 February to 9 March. Pictured  above: L'Assaut, Verdun. And there's plenty more to come in the course of the year. Click here to read more

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