Chateau de Chantilly is full of projects!

Château de Chantilly is going through fascinating times and the official inauguration of the  Petits appartements was a true family event with very prestigious good fairies. First, the new director of the Foundation, Feriel Fodil, is a beautiful young woman who worked on the Louvre Abu Dhabi for eight years and she conducted the ceremony with authority and great charm. … Read More

Hammershøi, a resurrection, at Musée Jacquemart André

  If you have time for only one exhibition this week, just rush to Musée Jacquemart André to see “Hammershøi, Master of Danish painting”, a complete discovery for many art lovers. Born in Copenhagen, in 1864, Vilhelm Hammershøi died young of a throat cancer in 1916. And disappeared from the art world until he was rediscovered (in France) in the … Read More

Prix Bob Calle du livre d’artiste, a grand occasion

For the second time, the  5 000€ Bob Calle Prize for an artist’s book was awarded at Ecole des Beaux Arts in the magnificent Amphithéâtre d’Honneur. This year’s laureate is Jean Marie Krauth with a miniature book, “0…103” in a print of 100 at Editions Ju Young Kim in Strasbourg. Laurence Dumaine Calle conducted the ceremony in the presence of … Read More

The tragic destinies of Franz Marc and August Macke

Musée de l’Orangerie always shows original painters. After Paula Rego this winter, Cécile Debray, director of the museum, has curated a beautiful and tragic show, “The adventure of the Blue Rider” about two German painters, Franz Marc and August Macke, who were both killed in the first years of World War I. At 36 and 27, they hardly had time … Read More

Oceania, an aesthetical delight at Quai Branly

After the amazing exhibition of woven baskets, Musée du Quai Branly Jacques Chirac is inviting us to a new show, “Oceania”, devoted to the art of the 25 000 Pacific islands from Hawaii to Papua New Guinea, Samoa and New Zealand. Following Captain James Cook‘s first voyage in 1768, we travel through the great artistic richness of these populations, who … Read More

“L’Orient des Peintres” at Marmottan, a little jewel

  The rivalry between Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and Eugène Delacroix was huge and yet they had a common fascination for the Orient which is well illustrated at Musée Marmottan Monet where fifty chefs d’oeuvre of the 19 th and 20th century are assembled  in a remarkable exhibition. From Ingres’ odalisque to Marquet and Kandisnky, the curator Emmanuelle Amiot-Saulnier asserts that “travelling to the … Read More

Peter Lindbergh converses with Giacometti

German photographer Peter Lindbergh (born 1944) is well known for discovering new models such as Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington in the 1980’s, who would become the greatest in the world for a few decades. He changed the conception we had of them as clothes bearers to super stars. His black and white fashion photographs are unique and working with him … Read More

Zao Wou-Ki, a renewed enchantment at Kamel Mennour

Some artists provoke an instant emotion when you see their work and this is what happens  in the new exhibition of “Inks and watercolors” by Zao Wou-Ki at galerie kamel mennour in Paris and in London. Just when the beautiful show at Museum of Modern Art closed, the galerist brings out miraculous works from the early times in Paris (1948) … Read More