The Saint-Denis Basilica during the Revolution

The Saint-Denis Basilica during the Revolution

The Saint-Denis Basilica during the Revolution and the creation of the French Monuments MuseumHubert Robert, The Violation of the Cellars of the Kings in the Basilica of Saint-Denis in October 1793, ca. 1793, oil on canvas, 54 x 64cm, Musée Carnavalet, Paris © Wikimedia CommonsWith the Revolution, many symbols of the Ancien Régime were destroyed, such as the royal tombs at Saint-Denis. This vandalism would later contribute to the awareness of the importance of historical heritage and the need for its conservation, which was a prerequisite for the creation of the first museums. read more
Fashion photographs by Robert-Jean Chapuis (1929-2010)

Fashion photographs by Robert-Jean Chapuis (1929-2010)

Fashion photographs by Robert-Jean Chapuis (1929-2010) at the Martynoff GalleryBorn in Lyon in 1929, Robert-Jean Chapuis is a French photographer, designer and sculptor. Known for his rigor and his requirement, he will carry throughout his career a great importance to the lines and the volumes which coexist and intermingle in elegant and purified compositions in order to give an account of the terrestrial and human reality. read more
Verner Panton Verner Panton (1926-1998)

Verner Panton Verner Panton (1926-1998)

Verner Panton (1926-1998) is famous for his inspirational and colorful personality. A unique person with a special sense for color, shape, light function and space. Over the course of his career, Panton introduced a series of modern lamps with personalities unlike any of his Scandinavian contemporaries. With remarkable faith in the unlimited possibilities of form, he worked successfully to create a new set of theories about light function and influence. read more