Musée Bourdelle had a serious facelift and it’s successful

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The garden was awakening and the first pink magnolias were in bloom to celebrate the 5 million € renovation  of Musée Bourdelle, the house and studio where the turn-of-the century sculptor trained so many famous artists such as Giacometti and Germaine Richier. The architect Bertrand Naut has done an extraordinary job or consolidation of the foundations and restoration of the house … Read More

Portzamparc is celebrated as an artist at Académie des Beaux Arts

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The occasion was the award ceremony for Christian de Portzamparc‘s lifetime achievement, the Grand Prix d’architecture de l’Académie des Beaux Arts, and to celebrate the immense talent of the first French Pritzker Prize winner. An exhibition of his watercolors and models is open at Pavillon Comtesse de Caen until January 25. We knew what a fabulous architect he was, we … Read More

Musée Bourdelle is reopening with Philippe Cognée, what a good surprise!

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Musée Bourdelle, which is devoted to the turn of the century sculptor Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929), has been under renovation for two years and it is now reopening on March 15 with a new director, Ophélie Ferlier-Bouat, and an exhibition by contemporary painter and sculptor Philippe Cognée. In the new wing designed by Christian de Portzamparc, “Le catalogue de Bâle”, a thousand works designed … Read More

“Insurgé.es” in Saint Denis take us back to 1870…

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Saint Denis is the suburb of Paris which is becoming the most modernized because of all the construction works made for the 2024 Olympic Games. A giant swimming pool is being built next to Stade de France. After being the place where all French kings were buried (in the basilica), the city has been a communist bastion for many years … Read More

In Luxembourg, famous architects reign among bankers

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The town of Luxembourg houses 130 000 inhabitants and is mostly famous for its financial institutions (150 banks) and the seat of many European institutions located in the Kirchberg area. It is the capital a landlocked country, the Duchy of Luxembourg, close to the French town of Metz, and of Sarrebruck and Trier in Germany. On my recent trip there, … Read More