Delacroix can still surprise us at the Louvre

I am always reticent to tell you about exhibitions that have been widely reviewed by famous art critics but, this time, the Delacroix show at the Louvre is just too exciting to be missed. The 180 paintings were selected over a forty two year career of one of the most revered French painter of the 19 th century. The show will … Read More

“Wild souls” or symbolism in the Baltics

It is rare to walk into an exhibition in a famous museum like Musée d’Orsay and see 130 works whose authors you have never heard of before. This is the miracle of the show, “Wild souls, symbolism in the Baltic States”, which was inaugurated last week by President Emmanuel Macron and the heads of states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. … Read More

Stéphane Erouane Dumas, charm at its best

On Thursday April 12 th, Stéphane Erouane Dumas celebrated his sixtieth birthday with a beautiful opening at galerie Pierre-Alain Challier, rue Debelleyme. This discreet French artist, who studied at Ecole des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, has devoted his life to painting trees and cliffs. The cliffs are in Varangeville, one of the most dramatic countrysides of Normandy, where he lives … Read More

Subodh Gupta, from Indian daily life to grand art

What I love about Subodh Gupta’s exhibition at the Monnaie de Paris, is that he is obsessed with daily life and food. « Adda » (exchanges in hindi) is the first retrospective in France of this New Delhi based artist, who trained as a painter and now explores video, electricity installations and cooking instruments, with a great sense of humour and talent. … Read More

Giuseppe Ducrot, an Italian talent at Pierre Passebon

His great grandfather, Vittorio Ducrot was a foremost art nouveau furniture designer in Palermo. His mother is a forceful painter and textile designer, his grand father was an engineer and he used to play around in his workshop when he was little. But Giuseppe Ducrot has definitely found his own artistic track and the ceramics he exhibits at Galerie du Passage, … Read More

Tapestries, true witnesses of their times

The new exhibition “Au fil du Siècle” at Manufacture des Gobelins is devoted to chefs d’oeuvres of the 20 th century and it is a firework of colors and political themes. Conceived in four months and inaugurated by Brigitte Macron and Stéphane Bern, it comprises the best pieces of tapestries owned by the Mobilier National. Furniture and carpets, from 1918 … Read More

Artists and robots, a new digital art

The new exhibition at Grand Palais exploring  ties between “Artists and robots” is fun and diverse. It starts with Tinguely and Xenakis, both precursors of this art and takes us all the way with Italian music composer Jacopo Baboni Schillingi who lives with a breathing monitor on his body, that creates images 24/24. A good show to take kids, grandmothers … Read More

Neandertal, ancestors we can be proud of!

I first heard the curator of the show, Marylène Patou-Mathis on France culture radio station one morning and she sounded so fascinating on the topic of the Neandertal people that I rushed to see the show at Musée de l’Homme. This specialist of the era, is adamant at defending the humanity of these people too often considered as primitive and … Read More