jacques villon

Villon

[vee-yawn]
noun
1.
François [frahn-swa] , 1431–63?, French poet.
2.
Jacques [zhahk] , (Gaston Duchamp) 1875–1963, French painter.
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Villon (French vijɔ̃)
 
n
1.  François (frɑ̃swa). born 1431, French poet. His poems, such as those in Le Petit testament (?1456) and Le Grand testament (1461), are mostly ballades and rondeaux, verse forms that he revitalized. He was banished in 1463, after which nothing more was heard of him
2.  Jacques (ʒak), real name Gaston Duchamp. 1875--1963, French cubist painter and engraver

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jacques villon

French painter and printmaker who was involved in the Cubist movement; later he worked in realistic and abstract styles.

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