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Arc de Triomphe and Les Champs Elysees - Alexei Jawdokimov - Framed Print - 12"H x 16"W


Arc de Triomphe and Les Champs Elysees - Alexei Jawdokimov - Framed Print - 12"H x 16"W

Alexei Jawdokimov is a Russian-British Painter

Alexei was brought up on a kolhoz (collective farm), but spent many of his childhood years in various concentration camps across Europe. He came to England in 1950 by way of Germany with his mother, who was a World War II refugee. 

He studied at the Somerset College of Art. He learnt to fly with the RAF, after he formed a Russian Cossack Dance Company which toured Britain. He also began to act, mostly in minor roles for television. Film parts then followed and he can count amongst his credits films including ‘Music Lovers’, ‘The Tamarind Seed’ and ‘The Eagle Has Landed’.

The Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle, at the western end of the Champs-Élysées.

The Arc de Triomphe honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars. Beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I.

The monument was designed by Jean Chalgrin in 1806 and its iconographic program pits heroically nude French youths against bearded Germanic warriors in chain mail. Its design was inspired by the Roman Arch of Titus.

The Arc de Triomphe is built on such a large scale that, three weeks after the Paris victory parade, Charles Godefroy flew his Nieuport biplane through it, with the event captured on newsreel.

The Avenue des Champs-Élysées is a boulevard in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, running between the Place de la Concorde and the Place Charles de Gaulle, where the Arc de Triomphe is located.

The name is French for the Elysian Fields.

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