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YOUNG WOMAN WITH FLOWERS

JULES FREDERIC BALLAVOINE

Ballavoine was born in Paris and was to become a highly recognized Parisian illustrator and painter. He received some notoriety during the early decades of the French Third Republic for his paintings of nude women. Ballavoine received his formal art education at the École des Beaux Art in Paris under historical painter Isidore Alexandre Augustin Pils. He exhibited his first oil painting at the Paris Salon in 1865, where he exhibited regularly for the next thirty years. Ballavoine had great success with his paintings of small Paris street scenes, which were said to rival those of Jean Beraud. But it was his exquisitely executed pictures of young women, such as Young Woman with Flowers, that are the most desirable. Ballavoine last exhibited in 1911. Most of his works are now held in private collections.

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Trafic [2004]

  • Directed by: Catalin Mitulescu
  • Written by: Catalin Mitulescu, Andreea Valean
  • Produced by: Cãtãlin Mitulescu
  • Stuck in heavy traffic, a Romanian businessman heading for an important meeting kills time in the most mundane and improvised ways, from facing personal responsibilities to making random acquaintances. Trafic won the Short Film Palme d'Or at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and is said to have instigated the Romanian New Wave.