Walking into the first room of the Cy Twombly exhibition at Pompidou center was like entering a sacred temple. The emotion was immense and the pleasure doubled by the presence of many knowledgeable curators who talked brilliantly about his work. This retrospective of 140 paintings, photographs and sculptures was curated by Jonas Storsve and made possible by the Cy Twombly foundation: it will not travel elsewhere. Ambassador Hartley had organised a private viewing where we were almost alone, with just a few museum guards who were also discovering the show.Read More
My brother had tipped me on this little restaurant called Pramil, near Arts et métiers, and for some reason, I thought it was an Indian fusion food place. Well not at all : the name is deceiving and comes from a very well known family from the Lot near Sarlat. The chef Alain Pramil who used to teach physics, has run the place with talent and modesty for exactly 10 years. It is a delightful experience.Read More
The king liked to entertain his court in Versailles and hunting, playing musical instruments and betting at games, organizing big balls with fireworks, were part of the court’s daily rituals. For Christmas and to honor Beatrix Saule’s extraordinary « reign » as director and curator in chief of Versailles, the exhibition « Fêtes et divertissements à la cour » assembled many wonderful artists.
If you are too lazy to put up a Christmas tree at home and you still want to show the magic of Christmas to your children or grandchildren, do make the trip to Vaux le Vicomte, the beautiful castle of Seine et Marne, which is open every week-end until the end of the year, and every day from the 17 th to the 31 st of December (25 th excepted).Read More
There are more than 2 000 photographs in Carla Sozzani’s collection but only 198 are shown here. Here, in the amazing gallery in the Marais, that Azzedine Alaïa has devoted to exhibitions. He used to offer his fashion défilés there and he lends it to fellow couturiers, but it has primarily become an entrance free exhibition space.Read More