Last night I watched a BBC production about Egypt, in which the French Egyptologist and explorer Jean-François Champollion (1790 - 1832) was featured. It made me want to grab my passport and camera and jump on a plane to Cairo. Since that's not possible at the moment, I'll head for the Egyptian wing of the Louvre. But before I do that, here's a special brocante find, with some Egyptian-influenced drawings:
Last spring at the brocante at Chatou, I visited Geraldine Michaelis of Une Chanson Douce. This plain brown wrapper concealed an artist's dream.
Inside were the French painter and art critic Jeanne Magnin's 1916 - 1917 sketches of Egyptian, Roman and Greek styles. Check back later for more of her fantastic work.
Magnin was the author of Le paysage français, published in 1928 and Un cabinet d'amateur parisien en 1922. For more of her work, visit Le Musee Magnin in Dijon, France.