The Picasso 1973-2023 celebration seeks to showcase the career of a European artist who not only drew on his deep knowledge of heritage and the principles of tradition, but also on his understanding of classicism as an ethical value to create iconic, internationally acclaimed works. The initiative aims to highlight Picasso’s career during which he produced universal symbols such as Guernica, today a collective emblem of the defence of human rights.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was born 120 years ago today. The popular French writer was a pilot by profession and his experiences as a pioneer of aviation inspired his novels. He wrote “The Little Prince” in 1943, one year before his death.
Paul Cézanne was born 180 years ago, on January 19, 1839. He was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th-century conception of artistic endeavor to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century.
For thirty years, even her own children did not know that their mother, Dr. Edith Eva Eger, a native of Hungary, had been to concentration camps. This extremely strong woman belongs to the small number of survivors who credibly testifies of horrors and monstrosity in concentration camps.