15 March 2018

Francis Tattegrain and Alaniz in Boulogne-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais (62)

The painting by Francis Tattegrain (1852–1915), La Ramasseuse d'épaves, viewable in the Château-Musée in Boulogne-sur-mer, depicts a young woman, a member of the working classes in rags, carrying wood that she has salvaged from a shipwreck. Tattegrain, along with Eugène Boudin, Henri Le Sidaner, Frits Thaulow, and others, were named 'L'Ecole d'Étaples', this area attracting many French and foreign artists inspired by the light and the beauty of La baie de Canche in particular. In turn inspired by Tattegrain, this street art is by the Argentinian Alaniz.

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