May 2022 - Paris Panorama
Welcome to the May 2022 edition of our newsletter Paris Panorama!
Each month we feature an inspiring haiku poem by Anna Eklund-Cheong. You will also find a photograph of Paris by Tom Reeves, our restaurant of the month with a link to the review, and an angel of the month by Rosemary Flannery.
Haiku of the Month
Photo of the Month
Dog in a Backpack
Photograph by Tom Reeves
Tom Reeves contributes photographs of Paris to the Paris Insights Facebook page.
Our Restaurant of the Month
Our restaurant of the month is selected from the restaurants at which we dined during the prior month. We invite our readers to read our reviews at the following link: https://www.parisinsights.com/restaurants.php (sign in to gain access to the reviews).
Photograph by Entrée to Black Paris
An elegant restaurant located on the eastern edge of the 5th arrondissement of the French capital.
Angel of the Month
Little Drummer AngelPhotograph by Rosemary Flannery
Author of Angels of Paris - An Architectural Tour through the History of Paris
For this month's angel, Rosemary writes:
I came across May’s angel during a visit to the auction house of Uzes, in southern France. Louis Auguste Moreau was an acclaimed sculptor whose works were regular prize-winners at the art salons of Paris in 1875, 1880, 1889, and 1900. Descendant of a dynasty of sculptors originally from Dijon, he set up his atelier on rue Pelleport in the 20th arrondissement of Paris. Moreau was best-known for his figurines of women, children, cherubs, and historical and allegorical figures.
During the Art Nouveau period, he created many small ornamental bronzes of angels such as this little drummer boy. A fine example of the organic "new art" inspired by nature, the angel’s curly hair and sash twirling around his torso undulate like ocean waves. Veering from the typical depiction of angel harpists or trumpeters, Moreau’s original choice of a drummer is immensely charming, and allows for a dynamic and lively movement. Produced in great quantity to satisfy the emerging upper middle class, Moreau’s angels ‒ playing drums, cymbals or violins ‒ are found in art markets around the world.
Hotel des Ventes d’Uzès
Place de l’Evêché
To learn about other angels, follow this link: Angels of Paris – An Architectural Tour Through the History of Paris.
Rosemary Flannery is an experienced artist currently creating portrait drawings from photos. Click here to learn more: www.portraitsbyrosemary.com