Friday, February 5, 2010

100 French Strangers Challenge - Les Artistes


French Stranger # 56

Well you know by now, I am often drawn to the artists when I'm roaming around Paris and the French countryside with my camera. The top photo is artist Françoise Daganaud. I met her at Vivienne Art Galerie last summer. Her unusual paintings of African children really appealed to me. Sadly I didn't see her there this past visit.

I met the artist below in a small gallery in Joigny, France. He graciously showed me around his shop. I enjoyed seeing his work, as well as that of his wife.


French Stanger #57

12 comments:

Jeanne said...

What a wonderful idea to photograph the artist as well. It makes the memory of what you saw and how it made you feel so memorable.. Very clever indeed!
Many thanks for your comments on my post and yes I believe kindred spirits may be the case. You probably would agree that there is nothing worse than seeing something that stops you in the tracks and thinking I must..I must.. and then you realise .....no camera! One of life's most fustrating moments especially when you own more than you care to think of!
Hope you have a lovely weekend filled with wonderful photo ops..
Jeanne :)

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» looks forward to your Strangers posts - as he does your Paris Rouge series. Two good reasons to visit often!

Lesya Khyzhnyak said...

That is great to meet such gifted and talented people as artists and stroll with them in their galleries. I'm quite sure it was unforgettable for you, Virginia.

Katie said...

These are delightful photos! I really admire your ability to engage with strangers wherever you go, and take such wonderful photos of them! I'll try to keep that in mind as I head off on my trip tonight. I'll miss seeing your daily Paris photos while I'm away, but when I get back I'll have fun catching up!

altadenahiker said...

He looks the part.

Daryl said...

He is a handsome man ... and I too love that painting ...

Starman said...

Stranger #57 looks very much like Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars.

♥ Eiffel Tower Suzy ♥ said...

I so envy anyone who can make their living doing what they love, especially when it comes to the arts. Kudos to them all.

Virginia said...

Daryl,
Well he is a cutie but was "taken" ! :)

Katie,
I'm afraid that you are already winging your way to Thailand and I didn't get to say au revoir! I'll leave a comment on your blog and hope you get it. Safe travels and we all look forward to your photos.
V

Shell Sherree said...

It is lovely to see the artists as well as their works ~ and Monsieur does look charming!

JM said...

Love the african children painting and your composition with the author!

Maya said...

I love your strangers (as usual)!