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What Do Chinese Know About French Culture?

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Chinese and foreigners from all over the world live together in Tianjin. We are neighbors, colleagues, classmates, friends, partners... we exchange opinions, daily issues and secrets but what do Chinese know about foreign cultures? We asked about French culture, artists and their artwork, characteristics and art periods, places where they have been in France or they would like to visit, and this is what we got.
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French Artist and Their Artwork
 
In literature, names such as Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas or Honore de Balzac easily come out. Their books have been translated in many languages, The Lady of the Camellias, The three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo, are some of the suggestions our Chinese friends made.
 
They also enjoy watching a good painting. Painters like the neoclassicist Jacques-Louis David were named but Impressionism is the most attractive period in the history of French art for them. Monet, Manet, Renoir and their excellent use of color left fantastic landscapes, portraits and paintings of social activities. Impression, Sunrise by Monet is the best known artwork of this period.
 
Other famous painters, like Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh and Picasso were also named.
 
All of them were working in France for a part of their life but they were not born there. Leonardo left his studio in Rome in 1516 to work for the French king. He traveled all the way from Italy to France carrying what probably is his most celebrated artwork, the portrait of Mona Lisa. Vincent Van Gogh hailed from Netherlands and moved to Paris in 1886 at the age of 33, leaving paintings like The Starry night or The Sunflower, named by our Chinese friends. As a curious fact, Van Gogh, suffering from severe depression, cut off the lower part of his left ear while he was living in Arles, a city in the south of France. 
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Characteristics and Periods in the History of French Art
 
Periods and characteristics of French art are not very well known for most of the Chinese respondents.
 
The history of French art is vast. Artistic remains have been found dating back to the Paleolithic age. There are abundant examples of art of periods of Roman and barbarian occupations. Christian art is centered about the church during the Romanesque and the Gothic periods. The development of the "house of god" first as a small church that became a big cathedral with sculptures to adorn the entrance, manuscripts illumination and minor arts created monastic centers with a religious porpoise.
 
School of Fontainebleau in the 16th century set the beginning of the Renaissance period and signalled a new wave of art coming from Italy. It is called School of Fontainebleau because during this period art was centered on the Castle of Fontainebleau.
 
The baroque style is characterized by the enthusiasm for classical antiquity combined with a cult of rationalism. During this period the monarchy controls artistic production in the service of the state. During the reigns of Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI in the 18th century, the Palace of Versailles was the seat of French royalty. These kings continued to embellish the Palace till the French revolution.  Today the palace contains 2300 rooms, among them "The hall of Mirrors" or the "Apollo Salon" where the king had his throne. But the most impressive part of this palace is the gardens and its 55 fountains spread over 800 hectares of land.
 
During the 19th and the beginning of 20th century, France was the cradle of art. The French Revolution set the beginning of a new era in society as well as in art. Many artists got very active in the political changes, printing them in many different ways. The neoclassicism of Jacques Louise David is a turn-back to austerity and severity of classicism in opposition to Rococo’s symbol of conspicuous monarchy. Delacroix, who is famous for his intense brush-strokes, is one of the exponents of romanticism. The expression of the emotions are very well represented in canvas such Liberty leading the people that is characteristic of this art movement. In literature, Victor Hugo expressed work and social injustice. Through realism, Gustave Flaubert and Honore de Balzac got into the French society during the period of restoration.
 
This is the landscape of the first half of the 19th century and it was very convulsed and full of changes that brought up a second half which was mostly concerned about the effects of passage of time. Depiction of light and its changes was well represented by the impressionists.
 
The 20th century was convulsed also due to the First and Second World War that led people to look at things with a fresh perspective. People found a new way to address the situation of the world at the moment. Post-Impressionism, fauvism, cubism, dada and surrealism are some of the art movements of this century.
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What to Visit in France
 
The French Capital is the most attractive place for our Chinese friends. Some of them have also had the opportunity to visit and enjoy its tourist attractions.
 
The city of Paris was founded around 3rd century B.C., by a Celtic tribe called the Parissi. Long is the history of the French Capital and many are the monuments to visit. Our Chinese friends were fascinated with The Eiffel Tower, the Triumph Arch, Notre Dame's Cathedral, Louvre museum among other places and have made it "la ville de l'amour". 
 
As a curious fact, Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 for the World's Fair to mark the 100-year anniversary of the French Revolution. It comprises of 18.000 pieces of puddle iron and 2500 rivets. It took two years assembling the framework of a 1000-feet high construction, the tallest structure in the world until the Chrysler building in 1930.
 
Very interesting and worth visiting in Paris are the thousands of coffee shops distributed throughout the city. The Paris caf茅 began as an institution in the last decades of the 19th century. Artist, poets, writers and great thinkers of all nationalities like Picasso, Cez脿nne, Hemingway and so on gathered around for readings and discussions.
 
But Paris is not the only amazing city in France. We have some other suggestions for the ones who didn't go yet or for those who want to come back and discover the wonderful landscapes in Provenance in the southeast, a cultural blend of historical sites. Normandy in the north is where Monet spent his childhood and got the inspiration for most of his landscapes. No matter where you go in France you will always find impressive castles, palaces, churches and cathedrals that will leave you astounded.
 
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