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French lessons

In the 19th century, American painters flocked to Paris to soak up the scene. The MFA shows what they learned.

By Cate McQuaid
Globe Correspondent / June 25, 2006

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Twilight in Paris. A young couple strolls through the park. His collar is loosened; he smokes a cigarette; she carries a red fan that matches the splash of flowers in the distance. The air is opalescent and soft. A man reads his newspaper in the distance, and a pool catches the yellow moon's diamond-bright reflections. (Full article: 1172 words)

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