A Hommage to Camille Pissarro in Basel

Camille Pissarro, c. 1901, Exhibition The Studio of Modernism, Kunstmuseum Basel, Photo/Foto: TES.

“We may all come from Pissaro. He had the good fortune to be born in the Antilles. There he learned to draw without a master. The first Impressionist, yes, that’s him” (Michael Doran, Paul Cézanne, Conversations avec Cézanne, Paris 1978). Camille Pissarro (1830–1903) ranks among the most distinguished artists of nineteenth-century France. To retrace the arc … Read more » “A Hommage to Camille Pissarro in Basel”

Switzerland-European Union

Rathaus Basel, Bundesrat (Minister) Ignazio Cassis. Foto: TES.

The Thinktank Metrobasel organised a meeting on 25 August on the Swiss-European Union relationship and, in particular, the so-called Institutional Treaty (Rahmenabkommen/accord cadre). The fresco in the main chamber of the city hall (symbolically) commemorates the accession of canton Basel to the Confederation (Eidgenossenschaft) in 1501. The ambassador of the European Union, Petros Mavromichalis, stated … Read more » “Switzerland-European Union”

Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine and Basel

Basel, der Rhein, Schifffahrt (und Schwimmer*innen). Foto/Photo: TES.

On 24 March 1815, the Congress of Vienna (1814-1815) decided on freedom of navigation on the Rhine and its tributaries. One year later, the Central Commission for Navigation on the Rhine was founded with its seat in Mainz. The Mainz Act of 31 March 1831 confirmed the principle of freedom of navigation on the Rhine.  … Read more » “Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine and Basel”