Artist Spotlight: Pablo Picasso at the MOMA

Pablo Picasso was born in Spain in 1881. Yes you read that right, Spain. Now you may be wondering, why would we at The French Language Salon want to write about an artist that wasn’t French? In the early 1900s, Paris was known as the art capital of Europe – where a young Picasso made his home, and some of the most influential modern art of the 20th Century.… Read More

Artist Spotlight: Édith Piaf, The Little Sparrow

Believe it or not, it’s time to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the acclaimed film La Vie en Rose.  A biographical masterpiece about the life and times of France’s greatest entertainer of the 20th Century, Édith Piaf.  To honor this remarkable woman, and her large body of work we’re dedicating this Artist Spotlight to her.… Read More

Let’s Translate Some Movie Titles!

Every year in France, an American or Canadian Christmas movie becomes a big box office hit! This year the box office champion is “The night before – secret party”. But the all-time favorite Christmas movie is, for French people of all generations, Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas”.… Read More