Monday, July 15, 2019

An Apology To Our French Speaking Friends on the Day After Bastille Day

This is embarrassing.
I mislabeled a painting.
To note yesterday's holiday the blog went with one of Monet's Festival of 30 June 1878 paintings.
The date isn't the problem, I wanted a pic of the tri-color and despite it not representing a Bastille Day scene, thought that with the label folks would understand that we understood.
Claude Monet, Rue Montorgueil, Paris, Festival of 30 June 1878.

This morning I looked at the painting and wondered why it seemed so dark so I went to the website of the Musée d'Orsay and "ah crap". 
That's the Rue St. Denis, not the Rue Montorgueil and it hangs at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
It's the fraternal twin of the pic I was going for:

Claude Monet,The Rue Montorgueil in Paris. Celebration of 30 June 1878,© RMN-Grand Palais (Musée d'Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski
La rue Montorgueil à Paris. Fête du 30 juin 1878 
[The Rue Montorgueil in Paris. Celebration of June 30, 1878]

Which is at the Musée d'Orsay.
Someone should let the The Paris Review know as well.
However, the fact they got it wrong doesn't matter, we are responsible for our little corner of the internet.

You Trusted Me and I Failed You

When a journalist accidently misquotes a source

Regret the error.
I should maybe have just gone with the guy flying around above the crowd: