Victor Alfred Lundy was 21 years old when he was shipped out to Europe, in August 1944. D-Day and the army had changed his plans from architecture, to the infantry.
Victor enlisted in the army in December of 1941, the day after the bomb was dropped on Pearl Harbour. He was accepted into
Three years after this card was posted in 1926, artist Raoul Dufy saw a little girl running along the Honfleur jetty in a red dress.
As her dress flipped and swirled with each speedy step, Raoul had a moment of artistic clarity. He would later recall how this patch of colour had 'stayed longer on
A determined Abbé
Here are two men happy in their work. Together they are making the world a slightly better place and their satisfaction is clear. Not a selfish, self-interested satisfaction but the joy of creating something that will enhance the lives of the people they love. Well, if there is
Edgar Degas frequently visited Normandy with friends. In 1869 he drew in pastel a handful of small landscapes of the coast. They are signed, which suggests they had meaning and importance to the artist, who frequently did not sign his 'lesser' works.
Here are a selection of those drawings. It's not
An invisible crowd waits on the hillside, staring into a forest. They have waited so long their chairs of rocks are covered in moss, corners softened by heaps of pine needles.
Chapelle Sainte Geneviève is a very strange place indeed.
Rise and fall, and rise of the chapelle
The first chapel was built