Monday, 12 May 2014

Monday Mural: crèche Anne-Marie Boivin

 You have seen these murals on electrical enclosures before. This cute one, celebrating le goûter or the small meal children eat around 4 p.m., is located outside Anne-Marie Boivin day nursery. VDP tried to find information about Anne-Marie Boivin and isn't sure that this link actually refers to the person whom the nursery is named after. Whatever the case may be, it seems that Versailles born midwife and obstetrician Mrs Boivin (1773-1841) was quite a woman... She invented a new pelvimeter, as well as a vaginal speculum and the medical textbooks that she wrote were translated to different languages and used for 150 years. Monday Mural is this way!

Vous avez déjà vu ces petites fresques de l'Ecole d'Art Mural de Versailles sur les armoires électriques de la ville. Celle-ci, que VDP trouve très mignonne, se trouve juste devant la crèche Anne-Marie Boivin. VDP n'est pas sûre que ce lien est bien relatif à la personne qui a donné son nom à la crèche. Quoi qu'il en soit, la sage-femme et obstétricienne, née à Versailles en 1773, semble avoir été une sacrée bonne femme, ayant inventé un nouveau pelvimètre et un spéculum vaginal. Ses ouvrages médicaux ont été traduits en plusieurs langues et utilisés pendant 150 ans. Les Fresques du Lundi sont par ici !

21 comments:

William Kendall said...

I like the design of the mural. And the nursery looks like a pleasant place.

Jack said...

A most interesting person, and a fine poster-like mural.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Versailles is such an amazing incubator of knowledge!

Michelle said...

A wonderful mural!

RedPat said...

I love the style of the mural!

Randy said...

Love that mural.

Olivier said...

superbe cette peinture, retour en enfance avec les sucettes pierrots gourmands. J'espere que tu vas mieux

Halcyon said...

Another great mural! The gouter is probably one of the best parts of French daycare. :)

Bergson said...

une touche de couleur devant ce batiment un peu trop sombre

LOLfromPasa said...

Framed to perfection.

llandudnopictures said...

Very classy looking mural!

Joe said...

A very cool place for a mural.

s.c said...

Nice mural and thank for the lesson in history.

Tanya Breese said...

that is a cute mural!

Sharon Anck said...

Wow, that is quite an accomplished woman.

Lois said...

Fascinating history of an amazing woman. I like the mural too!

VP said...

An interesting story about a great woman, but my eye was caught by the poster/mural à la Cappiello of the first image...

Small City Scenes said...

Great!
I am short of words today. MB

Lowell said...

Kudos to Ms. Boivin! And I appreciated learning about le gouter. Glad my kids didn't know about it, though. They ate enough the way it was. :)

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Sweet image probably based on an advertising poster, don't you think? Didn't know about l'heure du goûter prior to your post. Would "goûter" translate to "snack"? Thanks, Ciel, for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

J'adore the poster Ciel, it looks like the copy of the vintage poster I have in my kitchen.. Looks like quite a modern infant school.