Borinage


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Borinage

(bôrēnäzh`), region, Hainaut prov., S Belgium, surrounding Mons and extending to the French border. Traditionally a coal-mining district, most of the mines have been closed. Glass-making and metallurgy are the region's primary industries.

Borinage

 

the historical name of a small region in Belgium. It is located in the southern coal basin and extends west of the city of Mons to the French-Belgian border.

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In the salons of Les XX, visitors came face to face with a new iconography of proletarian heroism and defiance in the paintings and sculptures of Constantin Meunier, drawing on his observations among the mining communities of the Borinage, down near the French border.
Sharon Fish Mooney's collection of sonnets on the life and pictures of Vincent Van Gogh captures in its title--Bending Toward Heaven--Van Gogh's journey from being a pastor in training who served the peasants in the coal-mining Borinage region in Belgium, through the years of intense personal suffering and steady artistic development as he moved from place to place, financially dependent on his brother Theo and others, to the summer of 1890, when he shoots himself and dies.
Miseria en el Borinage (1934), que realiza junto a Henri Storck, confirma ese transito en el que la organizacion del discurso prima sobre las busquedas ritmicas y poeticas.
2 FROM THE BRANCHES DROPS THE WITHERED BLOSSOM (Paul Meyer) The much-abused term restoration finds authentic meaning In Belgian director Paul Meyer's long-forgotten 1960 portrait of immigrant coal miners in the Borinage: an emergent classic of neorealist cinema.
Since 1876, fired by the company for negligence, he prepared to join a theological seminary; and travelled to the Borinage, a poor mining county from Holland, to help the challenged miners.
Note that Dufrasne is a very common name in the Borinage region around Mons, Belgium, which makes it difficult to retreive eventual geneological links.
Cette sequence dediee a l'Europe est aussi alimentee par un << Eurozapping >>, qui reprend des reportages des chaines de televisions des pays voisins dans le cadre d'un accord informel entre les televisions du borinage, en Belgique, et du Kent, au Royaume-Uni.
Le 14 janvier 1952, le Conseil general du PSB voit s'opposer deux legitimites en la matiere, puisque l'avis d'Achille Van Acker est combattu par Achille Delattre, depute du Borinage et ancien ministre de l'Energie, mais aussi president de l'Internationale des mineurs, qui a approuve la declaration Schuman des le mois de mai 1950.
(11) In 1933, he and a Belgian colleague, Henri Storck, shot Misere au Borinage, a reenactment film that depicted the degraded living conditions of coal miners on strike in Eastern Belgium.