Polychrome sculpture at Orsay

It is always a delight and a special emotion to enter the large hall of Musée d’Orsay, formerly a train station, where the clock remains and hundreds of sculptures are shown with the Statue of Liberty in the foreground. A short (100 pieces), but fun exhibition of polychrome sculptures, has just opened and I found out that the 19 th … Read More

Galerie Lelong settles on avenue Matignon

The first time I saw a David Hockney iPad drawing was at Musée Yves Saint Laurent in October 2011. The show was revolutionary and everyone wondered if “real” art was over? For the opening of their new gallery on avenue Matignon in the former Jérôme de Noirmont space, Galerie Lelong is showing “Portraits”, a series of four new self portraits … Read More

Château d’Eu, a beautiful royal decor

I had been wanting to visit Eu, a little town in Northern Normandy, where the castle hosted the d’Orléans family and lately the Comtesse de Paris and Les Amis du Musée Condé in Chantilly easily convinced me to join them. Partly restored by Duc d’Aumale, the wonderful collector and owner of Chantilly, it belonged to the Brazilian branch of Orléans … Read More

Zao Wou-Ki in silence and in full splendor

The new exhibition of Zao Wou Ki‘s work at Musée d’Art Moderne, “Space is silence”,  is as striking by its large format as it is by its colors. The new space along the Seine where the works are shown, is very bright and the triptychs of the master attract many quiet visitors who sit for hours watching his enigmatic landscapes. … Read More

The American dream in prints

The summer exhibition at Fondation Custodia, is devoted to “The American Dream, pop to the present”, a jolly collection of prints lent by the British Museum and cosponsored by the Terra Foundation. For those of us who actually lived through these fabulous years when Jim Dine and Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol and Roy Liechstenstein changed the course of art, the … Read More

Versailles is extending on Marie Antoinette’s territory

There is not a week without a new event at Versailles and the opening of the Queen’s hamlet, newly restored is major news. At the same time, a new prize for historical books is created and given to a biography of Camille and Lucile Desmoulins by Hervé Leuwers (Fayard). From Revolution to restorations, the old palace is constantly on the … Read More

Kent Monkman inaugurates Canada’s cultural center

The inauguration of Canada’s new cultural center in Paris, within the Embassy which recently moved from avenue Montaigne to 130 Faubourg Saint Honoré, was a great evening full of surprises. Kent Monkman, the successful painter could not have been more charming and his huge painting “Miss Chief’s wet dream” a parody of  the “Raft of the Medusa”, was made especially … Read More

Musée Jean-Jacques Henner rediscovered

There is a charm to the newly restored house of Jean-Jacques Henner, similar to that of Gustave Moreau on rue La Rochefoucauld. The artist is less well known and the museum serves as residence for young artists who just graduated from Les Beaux Arts. To enliven the place, the curator Claire Bessède,  had the idea of inviting Eugénie Alméras to … Read More