Archive for french

The Haunted House (1908)

Posted in Video with tags , , , , , , , , on January 28, 2013 by elgrayso

The Haunted House (La maison ensorcelée) is an amazing little short silent film from 1908 by French director Segundo de Chomón. It’s very strange and definitely worth a viewing!

Olivier De Sagazan

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , , on July 16, 2012 by elgrayso

Jules Germain Cloquet

Posted in Art, Science with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 18, 2012 by elgrayso

Jules Germain Cloquet (18 December 1790 – 23 February 1883) was a French physician and surgeon who was born and practiced medicine in Paris. Cloquet was a skilled artist; in his best-known work, Anatomie de l’homme, most of the 1300 illustrations were drawn by him. He was the inventor of several surgical instruments, including an arterial forceps. He also had a keen interest in alternative medical practices such as mesmerism and acupuncture. [from Wikipedia]

Jacques Gautier d’Agoty

Posted in Art, Science with tags , , , , on January 20, 2012 by elgrayso

Jacques Gautier d’Agoty was a French painter and engraver in the 18th century.

Les Diableries

Posted in Art, Photography, Satan with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 26, 2011 by elgrayso

Diableries were French stereo photographs (two images viewed at once to create a 3d effect) made during the 19th century. They depicted Satan in daily life, historically noted as a critique on the rule of Napoleon III. Due to their unsavory depiction of the elite, the creators did not provide many clues as to who they were.

For more information, please visit That’s A Negative and Laughing Bone, for this is where I have obtained most of the information and images.

Fantastic Planet

Posted in Animation, Art, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 11, 2011 by elgrayso

La Cochon Danseur (The Dancing Pig)

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , on June 11, 2011 by elgrayso

France, 1907

the best part is at the end (2:06)

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