Cannes is a city located on the French Riviera. It is a commune located in the Alpes-Maritimes department, host city of the annual Cannes Film Festival and Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity; the city is known for its association with the rich and famous, its luxury hotels and restaurants, for several conferences. On 3 November 2011 it hosted the 2011 G20 summit. By the 2nd century BC, the Ligurian Oxybii established a settlement here known as Aegitna. Historians are unsure; the area was a fishing village used as a port of call between the Lérins Islands. In 69 AD, it became the scene of violent conflict between the troops of Vitellius. In the 10th century, the town was known as Canua; the name may derive from a reed. Canua was the site of a small Ligurian port, a Roman outpost on Le Suquet hill, suggested by Roman tombs discovered here. Le Suquet housed an 11th-century tower, which overlooked swamps. Most of the ancient activity protection, was on the Lérins Islands, the history of Cannes is tied to the history of the islands.

An attack by the Saracens in 891, who remained until the end of the 10th century, devastated the country around Canua. The insecurity of the Lérins islands forced the monks to settle at the Suquet. Construction of a castle in 1035 fortified the city by known as Cannes, at the end of the 11th century construction was started on two towers on the Lérins islands. One took a century to build. Around 1530, Cannes detached from the monks who had controlled the city for hundreds of years and became independent. During the 18th century, both the Spanish and British tried to gain control of the Lérins Islands but were chased away by the French; the islands were controlled by many, such as Jean-Honoré Alziary and the Bishop of Fréjus. They had many different purposes: at the end of the 19th century, one served as hospital for soldiers wounded in the Crimean War. Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux bought land at the Croix des Gardes and constructed the villa Eleonore-Louise, his work to improve living conditions attracted the English aristocracy, who built winter residences.

At the end of the 19th century, several railways were completed, which prompted the arrival of streetcars. In Cannes, projects such as the Boulevard Carnot and the rue d'Antibes were carried out. After the closure of the Casino des Fleurs, a luxury establishment was built for the rich winter clientele, the Casino Municipal next to the pier Albert-Edouard; this casino was demolished and replaced by the new Palace in 1979. In the 20th century, new luxury hotels such as the Carlton, Martinez, JW Marriott Cannes were built; the city was modernised with a sports centre, a post office, schools. There were fewer German tourists after the First World War, but more Americans. Winter tourism gave way to summer tourism, the summer casino at the Palm Beach was constructed; the city council had the idea of starting an international film festival shortly before World War II. The first opened on 20 September 1946. Cannes has a subtropical Mediterranean climate and the city enjoys 11 hours of sunshine per day during summer, while in winter the weather is mild.

Both seasons see a low rainfall and most rain occurs during October and November, when 110 mm falls. Cannes summers are long and warm, with summer daytime temperatures hitting 30 °C, while average temperatures are about 25 °C. Temperatures remain high from June to the busiest time of the year. Mean temperatures drop below 10 °C for only three months of the year; the spring and autumn are warm, although more suited to those who prefer cooler weather. The area around Cannes has developed into a high-tech cluster; the technopolis of Sophia Antipolis lies in the hills beyond Cannes. The Film Festival is a major event for the industry which takes place every year during the month of May. In addition, Cannes hosts other major annual events such as the MIPIM, MIPTV, MIDEM, Cannes Lions, the NRJ Music Awards. There is an annual television festival in the last week in September; the economic environment is based on tourism, business fairs and aviation. Cannes has 6,500 companies, of which 3,000 are traders and service providers.

In 2006, 421 new companies were registered. Cannes hosts the Cannes Mandelieu Space Center, headquarters of Thales Alenia Space, the first European satellite manufacturer. Cannes is home to football side AS Cannes; the Promenade de la Croisette is the waterfront avenue with palm trees. La Croisette is known for picturesque beaches, cafés and boutiques. Le Suquet, the old town, provides a good view of La Croisette; the fortified tower and Chapel of St Anne house the Musée de la Castre. A distinctive building in Cannes is the Russian Orthodox church; the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de Provence houses artifacts from prehistoric to present, in an 18th-century mansion. The Musée de la Castre has objects from Peruvian relics and Mayan pottery. Other venues include the Musée de la Marine, Musée de la Mer, Musée de la Photographie and Musée International de la Parfumerie. Cannes of the 19th century can still be seen in its grand villas, built to reflect the wealth and standing of their owners and inspired by anything from medieval castles to Roman villas.

They are not open to the public. Lord Brougham's Italianate Villa Eléonore Louise was built between 1835 and 1839. Known as the Quartier d

Eliran Kantor

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Wilhelm Uhde

Wilhelm Uhde was a German art collector, dealer and critic, an early collector of modernist painting, a significant figure in the career of Henri Rousseau. Uhde studied law in Dresden but switched to art history, studying in Munich and Florence before moving to Paris in 1904, he purchased his first Picasso in 1905, was one of the first collectors of the Cubist paintings of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. He met Robert Delaunay, Sonia Terk and Henri Rousseau in 1907, opened his art gallery in 1908, rue Notre-Dame-des-Champs where he exhibited Georges Braque, Jean Metzinger, Sonia Delaunay, André Derain, Raoul Dufy, Auguste Herbin, Jules Pascin and Pablo Picasso. Uhde commissioned Picasso to paint his portrait and produced the first monograph on Rousseau in 1911. Uhde and Sonia Terk married in 1908 a marriage of convenience which masked his homosexuality, they divorced Terk married Robert Delaunay. At the outbreak of World War I, many German nationals living in France had their possessions sequestered by the French state.

As a result, Uhde's collection was confiscated in 1914 and sold by the government in a series of auctions at the Hôtel Drouot in 1921. From 1919 -- 1920, Uhde lived with him in Chantilly, France. Uhde became active as a pacifist in Weimar Germany, but returned to France in 1924, moving back to Chantilly in 1927. A Jew, he spent the Second World War in hiding in southern France, at one point helped by the art critic and resistance leader Jean Cassou. Uhde is known as the principal organiser of the first Naive Art exhibition, which took place in Paris in 1928; the participants were Henri Rousseau, André Bauchant, Camille Bombois, Séraphine Louis and Louis Vivin, known collectively as the Sacred Heart painters. Séraphine Louis had been Uhde's housecleaner, whose work he had discovered and sponsored from 1912 to 1930. Picasso et la tradition française, Paris: Les Quatre Chemins, 1928 Cinq maîtres primitifs, Paris, 1949 Von Bismarck bis Picasso: Erinnerungen und Bekenntnisse recent editions: Uhde, Wilhelm.

Von Bismarck bis Picasso: Erinnerungen und Bekenntnisse. Römerhof Verlag. ISBN 978-3-905894-06-6. Uhde, Wilheml. De Bismarck à Picasso. ISBN 2-910342-22-0. A significant part of Uhde's life story is told in the 2008 French film Séraphine by director Martin Provost, focusing on the encounter and subsequent role of Séraphine Louis in his life and he in hers; the film won seven César Awards, including Best Film