Ars en Ré celebrates its very special spire

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Ile de Ré, an island off la Rochelle which has become a very posh holiday destination, was for an evening, the rendez vous of many Parisian art lovers. 28 artists who have a special relationship to the place, gave a painting or a drawing for the restoration of  the church of Saint Etienne d’Ars en Ré. The particularity of its … Read More

Institut Giacometti is thriving, a year later

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A year ago, Institut Giacometti was opened in a delightful studio overlooking Cimetière Montparnasse. After four exhibitions based on Fondation Giacometti’s precious collections, the place is thriving as a small charming museum. Catherine Grenier and Michèle Kieffer, curators of the show “Narrating the body”, have researched the artists’ relation to the woman body. And his early drawings at Académie de … Read More

Trees reign at Fondation Cartier

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Don’t expect an art exhibition on the theme of trees, “Nous les arbres”, (We the trees) is a scientific and political diatribe for saving trees, essentially in Latin America. The oldest fossils of a forest date back to 385 million years while man appeared only 300 000 years ago. The fight between man and trees is shown through our admiration … Read More

Eva Jospin once again creates a surprise!

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For her second solo show at Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Eva Jospin once again excels. She delivers a new series of architectural folies in cardboard and light wood which compete with the forests she has accustomed us to seeing. After her huge creations at  Cour Carrée du Louvre in 2016, and galerie Beaupassage last year, we can see the evolution of her … Read More

French and Italian opera compete at Garnier

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It is exceptionally a drawing and painting exhibition, “Un air d’Italie” that attracted me to Palais Garnier, where the Paris Opera is celebrating its 350 anniversary. Devoted to works and singers from 1669 to 1791, it reminds us of the importance of Lully, Rameau, Gluck… for the kings of France. The scenography, which mixes superb drawings and arias you can … Read More