the French scene in 10 favorites

DECRYPTION – The 22nd edition of the Art Paris fair, which takes place until September 13 at the Grand Palais, is an opportunity to draw up a list of the ten French artists who count.

Human anatomy, 1, 2020 and La mer, 2019, by Léonard Combier, by Lara Sedbon.
Human anatomy, 1, 2020 and The sea, 2019, by Léonard Combier, by Lara Sedbon. SEBASTIEN SORIANO / Le Figaro

● Elsa and Johanna, traveling duo at Galerie La Forest Divonne

Selected by Gaël Charbau, artistic director of the Palais de la Découverte and many flagship projects, here talent tracker for a special “French scene” course, Elsa and Johanna invite you to their small living room at the Galerie La Forest Divonne (Paris and Brussels ). These two young artists work together in a photographic, existential and dreamy road movie, between Jim Jarmush and Mad Men. They draw their inspiration from the places (Calgary, Canada, for example) and the stories of the inhabitants (2800 euros, the format 90 × 60 cm).

● Baroque madness by Bachelot-Caron at the School Gallery

The fusional duo – Marjolaine Caron daughter of photoreporter Gilles Caron, and Louis Bachelot – made a name for themselves through photos of crime scenes for Detective. Four years ago, they took to ceramics, with verve, to produce crazy table feasts. Second degree reading for seductive pieces

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A $ 1.5 million gold and diamond mask to protect yourself and shine in society

Art, rather than ostentation, is the principle that guided the creation of the world’s most expensive anti-coronavirus mask. At least that is the certainty of the Israeli jewelers who designed and produced this most surprising object worth $ 1.5 million for a Chinese customer from Shanghai living in the United States.

The mask is made up of an 18-carat gold structure weighing 250 grams dotted with 3,608 black and white diamonds representing a total of 210 carats. It will be fitted with an N99 filter to provide a high level of protection, said Isaac Levy, owner of the Yvel jewelry brand. “I don’t think (the customer) is going to use it on their way to the supermarket, but they are going to use it here and there I’m sure», Isaac Levy declared.

A team of around 25 artisans work on this diamond mask considered to be a work of art. RONEN ZVULUN / REUTERS

The sponsor, a Chinese art collector living in the United States, is a regular at the house. “He is one of our young clients, very charming, very sociable, very rich and he likes to stand out», Simply explained Isaac Levy, stressing that the order was, for him, an act of patronage and financial support towards the company which employs 150 people. The jeweler plans to wear the mask in person to its sponsor when it’s finished, expected in October. “We absolutely must deliver the mask before December 31, specifies Orna Levy on her website. Otherwise the order will be canceled. “

Still anonymous, the client is said to be a Chinese art collector living in the United States. RONEN ZVULUN / REUTERS

The mask, on which a team of around 25 craftsmen are working, could be seen as a display of somewhat misplaced wealth in times of economic hardship, but for Isaac Levy, it is above all a work of art.

The mask is still in progress and must be delivered before the end of the year. RONEN ZVULUN / REUTERS

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Tucson has been hired as an “account manager” and has a badge in his name

For several weeks, a stray dog ​​showed up very regularly in front of the Hyundai store in the city of Serra, Brazil. One evening, when he showed up in front of the dealership again, Emerson Mariano, the manager of the establishment, decided to let him in because it was stormy.

According to information from La Vanguardia, the dog, very friendly, very quickly found his place in the team. He seemed very comfortable. This is the reason why the director ended up adopting the animal, which has become a real mascot at Hyundai. Named Tucson, the dog became “account manager” within the dealership on July 11. A story both touching and funny, when we see the pictures posted on Instagram, showing Tucson in office. The dog even received a badge with his name!

“After all, society has always accepted pets. We decided to put this idea into practice by having our own pet, at a time when so many animals are being abandoned, ”Emerson Mariano told the Brazilian press. In addition to being very successful on Instagram, Tucson has also become a customer darling!


Prince William and Kate Middleton called Prince Harry a puppet Meghan Markle

When at the end of March, Prince Harry heard his father’s alarmed voice in the telephone, he immediately realized that something was wrong.

The 35-year-old Duke of Sussex, who escaped with his wife Meghan Markle from Britain first in To Canadaand then in USAheard the terrible news. Prince Charles, 71, said his coronavirus test was positive.

“Harry at that moment realized that Charles and the Queen would not be around forever. Harry’s biggest fear is not to be in Of England the moment his grandmother Elizabeth II dies. ”

On the last day of June, another book dedicated to the British royal family – War in the Royal Family: the story of the shocking breakup between Harry and Megan with the Windsor House – is being published. This time, her heroes were Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and Prince William and Kate Middleton. Authors Andy Tillett and Dylan Howard are trying to get to the bottom of the truth – which caused the Dukes of Sussex to refuse the rank of members of the British royal family.

Once in the USA and sitting in a luxury mansion in LosAngelesPrince Harry sank into depression. He is trying to find his salvation in yoga classes. But being eight thousand kilometers from the royal family, Harry feels guilty before his family for his flight to the States, especially now, when the threat of the coronavirus epidemic still hangs over the world.

“Megan assures Harry that when everything settles down, he will like their new life in Los Angeles. She plans a joint trip, tells him about the local polo club and how Harry will love surfing, ”the authors write, referring to a source surrounded by the Dukes of Sussex.

The refusal of Harry and Megan from the title of members of the royal family, which became known in January, not only upset Queen Elizabeth II, but also aggravated the already difficult relationship between the families of the two brothers. Prince William and Kate Middleton were indignant at learning about the decision of Harry and Megan, because of this they had doubled the “social burden” – attending official events.

“They consider it unfair that Harry and Megan can enjoy being part of the royal family without any effort,” the book says. – Kate is in a panic, not understanding how she will combine the additional burden with family chores.

At the same time, William and Kate immediately understood who Harry had contacted: 38-year-old Meghan Markle will skillfully manipulate her husband, who is known as far from the smartest man.

“They are sure that Megan treats Harry like a puppet,” says another person close to the royal family. “They accepted that Harry was lost for their family soon.”

Close friends Meghan Markle said that the American actress never planned to stay in Buckingham Palace. At her originally there was a plan – to return to the USA.

“Megan has always dreamed of her own brand – to be recognizable. But I don’t think that she married Harry only because of his surname and image, although this, of course, was a decisive factor, ”say close actresses.


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle settled in the mansion of the Hollywood movie mogul

The house is estimated at $ 18 million (details)


Poklonskaya commented on the attack on Sobchak in a monastery in the Urals :: Society :: RBC

Natalya Poklonskaya

(Photo: Andrey Lyubimov / AGN “Moscow”)

The incident with the attack on the film crew of Ksenia Sobchak in the Central Ural Monastery is regrettable. About this “RIA Novosti” said the deputy head of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Natalia Poklonskaya.

She hoped that the victims of the attack in the monastery would soon recover, and the story of the schema-leader Sergiy (Nikolai Romanov), who was to appear before the church court on 26 June for speaking about the coronavirus and closing of churches, “will end well.” Earlier, the media repeatedly called him “Poklonskaya’s confessor”.

“I’m sure he [схиигумен Сергий] she’s very worried about what happened and, of course, didn’t want such a conflict, especially, as far as I know from the media, he himself wasn’t there, ”Poklonskaya said.

According to her, during visits to the monastery, she did not see the assault by any of the ministers. Poklonskaya added that “any provocation and excesses on this score” are “dishonest methods of achieving goals” for her. She urged people to protect “pure faith” and not succumb to provocations.

Sobchak posted a video after the attack in the monastery


Missing 7-year-old Martin taken by parents from De Hondsberg (Update Australia)

Martin Florian Den Hertog, 7 years old, is missing. The police are asking for your help! In Australia, the father asked politicians for help against the Dutch government. The Public Prosecution Service has designated the parents as suspects.

Martin is missing

The police are investigating the whereabouts of 7-year-old Martin Florian Den Hertog. Martin is a boy with an intellectual disability and he stayed in a hospital in De Hondsberg, an institution in Oisterwijk. His parents took him during a visit on Wednesday 24 June. It is unknown where they are now.

Police would like to know where Martin is so that he can get the right care. They also want to know where his parents are now.

Martien has fair skin, short blond hair, parting on the left side of her hair, probably wearing a white and red striped T-shirt,

Father is white, 1.90 long, dark hair, firm belly, beige long pants, pink T-shirt and brown sandals, Australian descent, he may be talking with an accent, age is 49.

Mother is white, 1.70 long, black straight hair to the shoulders, black pants, white T-shirt with printing and sandals, Russian descent, she hardly speaks any Dutch, age is 34.

Call 0900-8844 if you know more, or 112 if you see Martin or his parents.


Of supervision is a child protection measure that is discussed if a family does not or insufficiently volunteers to improve the situation. If the judge one supervision family is assigned a family guardian from a certified institution. The family guardian guides the child and helps the parents to solve the problems. Parents should accept the help and support of a family guardian in raising their child, but retain custody of their child and remain responsible for the care and upbringing of their child. The family guardian will supervise this. In most cases, a child stays at home during the supervision, but sometimes it is better for the child to live elsewhere, for example in a home or foster home.

Parents suspicious

The Public Prosecution Service (OM) has said: ‘Without knowing in whose hands the boy Martin is’, to suspect the parents of ‘withdrawing the child from the competent authority’. According to the Public Prosecution Service, that is a criminal offense of which they are suspected because “they are the last ones in his vicinity,” said the Public Prosecutor spokesman.


The father appears to have asked politicians in Australia for help last month, because he disagrees with the removal of his son from home. There was a comprehensive in the media there on May 18 story about this situation (click here). The website also contains photos of the parents and their side of the story. According to them, Autism is the reason for the different family situation for outsiders.

The story goes that the five-year-old Martin was taken out of the father’s house in Amsterdam by aid workers after a report from the neighbor that he was neglected. According to the father and mother, Conrad and Katya den Hertog, according to the Australian article, care providers wrongly diagnose Martin’s autistic symptoms as psychological abuse. According to the aid workers, Martin is said to have a developmental delay caused by neglect or abuse. The parents say that several experts have identified autism as the cause. Relief workers would continue to put pressure on the family to relinquish their guardianship with the aim of justifying the earlier mistakes.

The father – he came to Europe for work in 2002 – asked the Secretary of State Marise Payne to intervene in Australia. Martin was born in the Netherlands, but has dual citizenship through his father.


Putin announced the results of his tests for coronavirus :: Politics :: RBC

Photo: Maxim Shemetov / Reuters

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes coronavirus tests every 3-4 days, and everyone shows a negative result. He said this in an interview with “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin “on the channel” Russia 1 “.

«[Сдаю тест] regularly. Well, I don’t know, every three days, four, ”the head of state said.

Putin also said that during a visit to the Kommunarka hospital in March, he was discouraged from visiting the red zone. However, the president considered that the risk associated with this was justified, as he must see everything with his own eyes.

“It’s one thing to know from the reports, and another thing is to come to see it yourself,” Putin said.

The Kremlin explained the need for personal involvement of Putin in solving problems

Vladimir Putin


The visit of Lavrov and Shoigu to Turkey postponed

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and defense Minister Sergei Shoigu will not go on a visit to Turkey on 14 June as planned. The new date for the negotiations is still unknown. According to “Kommersant”, it will depend on the progress of consultations with the Turks, head of the national consensus Government of Libya (NTC) Fitom Barragem.

“The date of the meeting of Ministers of foreign Affairs and defence of the two countries will be agreed upon,”— said the Russian foreign Ministry.

It noted that on the instructions of presidents of Russia and Turkey’s foreign Ministries and defense ministries of the two countries working to resolve the conflict in Libya. Now experts are in contact “in the interests of an early agreement on the ceasefire and establishment of mezhliviysky the negotiation process at the political and economic areas” under UN auspices, the Ministry reported.

As can be seen from the official reports of the foreign Ministry, the main topic of the talks was to be the situation in Libya. “The Russian side wanted to fix the ceasefire, the Turkish side asked for time to reconcile this issue with Barragem”,— explained “Kommersant” Russian diplomatic source.

As previously reported, the Ministers were to arrive in Turkey with the Russian interdepartmental delegation “for consultations on regional issues of mutual interest”.

For power in Libya are fighting two major forces — sitting in Tripoli, the national consensus Government under the control of Fayeza Zarraga and the Libyan national army, led by field Marshal Khalifa the Haftarot. Since December of last year, military support to the NTC on the basis of formal agreements concluded with Tripoli, has Turkey, including through the transfer to Libya of arms and mercenaries from Syria. For its part, Tripoli accuses military support Khalifa the Haftarot Egypt, UAE, Sudan and Russia. Last week Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-These on the outcome of meetings in Cairo with Khalifa the Haftarot proposed ceasefire and other political initiatives to settle the situation in Libya. But Tripoli refused to deal with the Khalifa the Haftarot. At the same time, representatives of the two conflicting parties to continue the work of the military Committee under the auspices of the UN.

On the situation in Libya — in the publication “Kommersant” “Marshall needs a truce.”


In one of the districts of Beijing introduced the “wartime mode” because COVID-19 :: Society :: RBC

In Beijing’s Fengtai district, imposed a regime of martial law, after the local wholesale market there was an outbreak of the coronavirus. This was stated at a press-conference acting head of the district Chu Suniva, reports Sina.

Strict control is introduced into situated around the market for 11 apartment complexes, the residents must observe the regime of self-isolation and can’t leave the house. For a course already opened three primary schools and three kindergartens again stop. Educational institutions that have not returned to work must also postpone the resumption of classes.

In Beijing shut down the wholesale market due to new cases of coronavirus

Authorities reported that the tests 45 out of 517 people who visited the market tested positive for the coronavirus.

Large wholesale market, “Sinhali”, located in Fengtai district, temporarily closed on Saturday after they found the coronavirus.


“Families visiting the Ehpad will sign a charter of good conduct”

“After a few days of hesitation, management finally decided to open visits to the nursing home. The first is scheduled for Thursday. Preparing these visits takes time, because you have to completely rethink the place. For each of the two Ehpad buildings, we have provided an isolated place to visit.

We have also set very strict rules. Each visit will be limited in time and to one person at a time, families will have to commit to keeping a distance from their loved one, and especially not to touch them. They must sign a charter of good conduct, in triplicate. And if only one person does not respect it, we will close all visits. Animators will also be nearby…

A lady who is crying regularly

Obviously, it will not be possible for families to see their loved one every week, and even less every day, because we have to organize a rotation. You will probably have to count on a visit every two to three weeks. Are visited first the people who expressed a very strong lack: I think of a lady who is regularly in tears because she does not see her relatives; or someone who turned 100 last week without being able to share that with her family.

These visits will take place by appointment, every afternoon, which also involves reorganizing part of the life of the nursing home, so that visitors never come across another resident. Thus, the walks, normally scheduled for the afternoon, will take place in the morning.

These are really difficult, very strict visiting conditions. Imagine: you haven’t seen your mom in three weeks, and you are forbidden to kiss her or give her a hug … Alas, it is really necessary. But it is starting to be very, very long. “