FEATURED: MIDDLE EAST: The signing of the Sykes-Picot agreement 100 years ago is marked with regret and bitterness by Arab columnists and social media users and some still see the same conspiracy that led to deal at work today – @AceHistoryNews

#AceHistoryNews – May.16: Sykes-Picot marked with bitterness and regret by Arab media_71651783_mpk_1_426_8_may_1916.jpgThe signing of the Sykes-Picot agreement 100 years ago is marked with bitterness and regret by Arab columnists and social media users.

The signing of the Sykes-Picot agreement 100 years ago is marked with regret and bitterness by Arab columnists and social media users.

Some commentators believe that the “same type of conspiracy” that led to the deal is still at work today.

The Sykes-Picot agreement secretly carved an area stretching from Persia to the Mediterranean into British and French spheres of influence.

Egypt’s official Al-Ahram newspaper bemoans the anniversary of the “ominous” deal as something which “divided the Arab nation“.

Ayman Al-Hammad comments in the Saudi newspaper Al-Riyadh that the anniversary “reminds Arabs that they were not liable to decide their fate“.

But Twitter user @muhydinlazikani says: “The old hag Sykes-Picot turns 100. The strangest thing in its history is that all who attacked it fiercely defended the borders she drew.”

Twitter user @Rafiknasrallah says: “As we commemorate Sykes-Picot, and after 100 years many of us still think like cattle and will not realise what has happened, and what is not happening.”

Catastrophic division

And Ibrahim al-Hamdi, writing in the London Saudi-owned daily Al-Hayat, still suspects a conspiracy: “When Briton Mark Sykes and Frenchman Francois-Georges Picot drew their map in Arab sand on the sick body of the Ottoman Empire in 1916, they did not know that 100 years later London and Paris would be begging Washington and Moscow to let them have a role in redrawing borders on their map, and that the sun would shine on two new empires.”

Twitter user @Pencil192 also suspects a conspiracy: “There is a new Sykes-Picot planned for Arabs, using the argument that dividing them along sectarian and national lines will protect them from infighting and conflicts that are in reality staged by the West and Zionists.

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Edmond Geffroy’s Molière
// Micheline’s Blog Monsieur Loyal, Tartuffe by Edmond Geffroy

Monsieur Loyal, Le Tartuffe by Edmond Geffroy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Allow me a short post.

Edmond Geffroy‘s FR was an actor and a sociétaire, one of the shareholders, of the Comédie-Française. But he was also an artist and the painting above is a watercolour portrait of an actor who played the role of Monsieur Loyal, the bailiff in Molière’s Tartuffe. I believe it has been auctioned off by Drouot.com, in Paris.

If we look at other paintings of Molière’s characters, a few appear to be by Edmond Geoffroy. They are signed, but the signature is difficult to read. However, the ‘G’ in the portrait of Monsieur Loyal resembles the ‘G’ of other portraits of Molière’s characters: the portrait of Tartuffes (1664), that of Alceste, the protagonist in Molière The Misanthrope (1666), Monsieur Jourdain, the Bourgeois gentilhomme (1670), and other characters inhabiting Molière’s theatrical world.

Alceste, Le Misanthrope Alceste, Le Misanthrope

Les Fourberies de Scapin Les Fourberies de Scapin

Gros-René, a type Gros-René, a type

Monsieur Jourdain, Le Bourgeois gentilhomme Monsieur Jourdain, Le Bourgeois gentilhomme


About Edmond Geffroy

Edmond Geffroy (1804 – 1895) entered his career at the Comédie-Française in 1829. He married Eulalie Dupuis, whose mother, Rose Dupuis, was a sociétaire de la Comédie-Française, or a shareholder.

Geoffroy was a successful actor who was named the 254th shareholder of the Comédie-Française in 1835. He was Dean of the shareholders between 1862 and 1865. He retired as as sociétaire in 1865. Edmond Geffroy created the role of Chatterton, Alfred de Vigny‘s Romantic hero, with Marie Dorval as Kitty Bell.

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Scène de Chatterton, Lithographie de Jacques Arago (Photo credit: Larousse)*

*Larousse

As an artist, he was trained at Amaury-Duval‘s atelier. He showed paintings at the Salon the Paris from 1829 until 1863 and, in 1841, he was awarded two medals: a second-place and a third-place medal.

Some of his portraits depict groups. But between 1851 and 1863, he made portraits of his colleagues, individual actors mainly, wearing either civilian clothes or the costume they had worn performing their favourite role. Eight of his paintings hang in the foyer of the Comédie-Française.

Edmond Geffroy also executed history paintings and depictions of religious scenes.

After his death, a retrospective exhibition of is art took place in at Maignelet, his birthplace, and Beauvais. In 1995, a catalogue of his paintings was compiled by the Musée départemental de l’Oise.

I will now finish a post on Tartuffe.

Love to everyone ♥

Edmond_Geffroy

Edmond Geffroy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

© Micheline Walker
10 May 2016
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