Anne and Patrick Poirier have a “sacred” project in Reims!

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As we discovered with the Cité du Vitrail in Troyes (which many of you have commented on), stained glass windows are definitely attractive for contemporary artists and the new project developed between Centre des Monuments nationaux and Anne and Patrick Poirier is worth getting involved with. There was an intimate and friendly presentation of their project for the Musée des … Read More

In Switzerland you can ski and… see great museums

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With February, skiing season has arrived and if you go to Crans-sur-Sierre or to Verbier, make sure to stop in Martigny at Fondation Pierre Gianadda where the last exhibition conceived by Léonard Gianadda (1925-2023), its founder, opened on February 1. It is devoted to “Albert Anker and childhood”. The Swiss painter has described daily life in the countryside and scenes … Read More

Happy Valentine, in many artistic ways…

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Valentine is on a Wednesday this year and it might not be so easy for you to go to Chantilly but a special 45 mn visit is organized with a private tour of the “Romantic” works of Musée Condé at 6 pm (45 € per couple). You can have dinner afterwards at the Capitainerie  for 70 € per guest. A … Read More

Stéphane Erouane Dumas is striking at Galerie Pierre Alain Challier

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Five years ago already, Stéphane Erouane Dumas stunned us with his linear birches and rocks. In 2021, he showed new sculptures and more psychic forms. Today, he is opening a new show at Pierre Alain Challier’s pretty gallery on rue Debelleyme with a mix of birches, lakes, forests, colorful lichens, bronze sculptures, and even jewelry modeled on nature. The canvases … Read More

Etienne Dinet at IMA, an orientalist who advocates Islam…

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Musée d’Orsay, Musée Fabre in Montpellier, Musée de Reims, Galerie Ary Jan… all lent their paintings  for the retrospective of Etienne Dinet, born in Paris in 1861, who died in Paris in 1929, just after going on pilgrimage to Mecca. The Franco Lebanese curator Mario Choueiry, had wanted to do this show for ten years but it was feared that the … Read More

Galerie Pixi is the new salon for Marc Boisseuil’s collages

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Galerie Pixi run by Marie Victoire Poliakoff, was the nicest stage, last Thursday night, for the opening of Marc Boisseuil‘s new exhibition of collages “Des Siècles en lambeaux” (until March 3).  The turn out of old friends and collectors was brilliant with Gustave de Staël and his wife  Elena Prentice, both artists, couture designer Adeline André, and Georg Lux creative … Read More

In Lyon, Ruins are too contemporary

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Enough friends had told me about this exhibition of “Formes de La Ruine” at Musée des Beaux Arts de Lyon, that I booked a return ticket by train (2 hrs) to see it. And I must say I was a bit disappointed. I expected to find incredible, unknown ruins (I knew the Hubert Robert paintings would be fantastic and they … Read More