Art Nouveau Jewels have a show at Ecole des Arts Joailliers

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Ecole des Arts Joailliers  created by Van Cleef and Arpels, is discreetly housed behind place Vendôme in a posh building where security is high and the staff extremely graceful. It includes a school which anyone interested in gems can attend and a gallery for exhibitions. While entrance to the shows is free you have to register first before going. This … Read More

At Templon, an irresistible Will Cotton and a renewed Chiharu Shiota

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You are probably familiar by now with the Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota who weaves strings and embroiders canvases in her Berlin studio. “Memory under the Skin” is the new in-situ installation at Galerie Templon rue du Grenier Saint Lazare, of woven works and clothes and now also of her hands as well as her husband’s and her daughter’s, sculpted in bronze … Read More

Louvre-Lens has another great show on Landscapes

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It’s always a wonderful adventure to drive to Louvre Lens, because the building designed by SANAA is extraordinary and the exhibition of the Louvre treasures on 3000 square m is visible in one look.  Over 5 000 years of objects, sculptures and paintings are shown in the Gallery of Time from the Egyptians to Napoleon in an easy, accessible and … Read More

At Musée Guimet, medicine comes from India, China and Tibet

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Once again, Yannick Lintz, the unique President of Musée Guimet, surprised us in shocking pink with orange training shoes. She insisted in her presentation of the new exhibition “Médecines d’Asie” (Medicine from Asia), on her wish to attract everyone into the museum, not just people who like Asian art. For a new visiting experience, the scenography for this beautiful and … Read More

Three young printers are hosted at 100 rue de Charenton

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I am an admirer of Ariane Fruit, a printer whom I met at Documents 15 for two of her exhibitions. She is showing until July 15 in a communal space, which I had never seen before, at 100 ECS, 100 rue de Charenton, between marché d’Aligre and Gare de Lyon.  The show “Fragile Memories” includes two other printers, Emmanuel Gatti … Read More

Léon Monet, a collector who loved Rouen, at Musée du Luxembourg

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Léon Monet is “the brother of… Claude” and he was a chemist and industrialist, developing artificial colours, who helped his brother and some of his Impressionist friends (Sisley, Pissarro, Renoir…) in acquiring and exhibiting their paintings, thus becoming an important collector. The small exhibition at Musée du Luxembourg has all the charm of Normandy with many views of Rouen where … Read More