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November 13 2011 French Culture Newsletter

Bounjour Tous,

November has been an unusual month on the Cote d’Azur, first as the G20 summit temporarily closed Cannes, then as storms ravaged the coast. Read about some collective art that has sprouted on the beach in the storm's wake.

How Antibes Weathered the Storm
On a stretch of beach piled so heavily with debris that it resembles a beaver dam, a village of driftwood forts has been erected.

If modern art is your cup of tea take a look at an article I wrote about the New Realism movement.

Nouveau Réalisme
Decree that an object is art, display it as such, and that is what it becomes. France’s emerging avant-garde artists of 1960 sought to renew art with abstraction and themes of destruction and spontaneity surfaced.

Thanks for reading!

Melissa Demiguel, French Culture Editor

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