Interview: Prof. Laura Auricchio on Lafayette

Interview: Prof. Laura Auricchio on Lafayette

03/06/2015

Interview: Prof. Laura Auricchio on Lafayette

 

As L’Hermione is about to reach the Eastern coast of the United States, New-York Historical Society interviews Professor of Art History Laura Auricchio on the role of  Marquis de Lafayette, emblematic figure of the American Revolution. This article explains the reasons why Lafayette chose to fight for the independence of the United States as well as the importance of L’Hermione, which remains today, a symbol of this period of American History.

Read the interview (interview: Prof. Laura Auricchio on Lafayette) here: Behind the scenes : Lafayette’s Return – published by the New-York Historical Museum

D’Days Festival

D’Days Festival

01/06/2015

D’Days Festival

 

This evening is the opening of the D’Days Festival exceptionally taking place in the discipline’s parent institution, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs for its 15th edition. The festival invites the visitor to immerse himself in contemporary design through several proposals from recognized or emerging players. Experience is the theme of the year which reminds us that design accompanies our existence in every place and every instant, allowing each individual to feel and experiment the “additional soul” of objects which can not only be functional.

Learn more about the D’Days Festival

Hermione, an Historical French Frigate on her way back to America

25/05/2015

L’Hermione, an Historical French Frigate on her way back to America

 

L’Hermione and her French and American crew left France on the 18th of April towards US East coast like the Marquis de Lafayette did in 1780 to join his great friend, Georges Washington, and fight for America’s freedom !

 

Read more: ” A friend of the American Revolution is reborn ” article published by CBS News

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Latona fountain’s inauguration in Versailles

Latona fountain’s inauguration in Versailles

19/05/2015

Latona fountain’s inauguration in Versailles

 

ArtLuxury Experience participated yesterday to the inauguration of a masterpiece reborn in the gardens of Versailles, the Latona fountain.

Originally designed by André Le Nôtre in 1665 and embellished by Jules Hardouin-Mansart for King Louis XIV, this fountain has been restored using the best of past and present techniques mastered by highly specialized craftmen. Gardeners, masons, stone quarriers, pavers, gilders and hydraulic engeneers have done this incredible work for you to admire the monumental fountain like the Sun King at the time. A gem in his “world’s most beautiful gardens“.