In l’Isle Adam, Pierre Gatier unveils his prints!

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I had never heard of printer Pierre Gatier, 1878-1944, who concentrated on social life in Paris, elegant ladies of the turn of the century and boats. He made a name for himself with aquatint prints of the Belle Epoque. His first important collector was fashion designer Jacques Doucet whom he met in 1908, and who acquired 155 works of his. … Read More

Rodin and Picasso probably never met but …

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Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) and Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) probably never met or just briefly at the Bateau Lavoir in 1906, but two brilliant curators, Véronique Mattiussi at Musée Rodin and Virginie Perdrisot-Cassan at Musée Picasso, have decided to show them together with many common themes and shapes. The result is two beautiful shows which you should see in one go, if … Read More

Magritte is not the same at l’Orangerie

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I always think of René Magritte as the painter of night with the moon and strange shadows. At l’Orangerie this time, he is sunny and explodes with light. The reason is the theme of the exhibition “Magritte’s Renoir period, 1943-1947”, where he is inspired by the French Impressionist’s bright colors. Convinced that the defeat of the German troops at Stalingrad … Read More

Jean-Michel Bacquet has two loves, Flayosc and Montarnal

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Born in 1956, Jean-Michel Bacquet has studied at Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and was a young laureate of the Prix du Dessin Pierre David-Weill at the Académie des Beaux Arts. He now lives between two beautiful and wild areas six hours apart, Flayosc near Draguignan, in Provence, and Montarnal near Conques, in Aveyron. He paints and draws and … Read More

Chagall and Modigliani share the bill at MahJ

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Musée d’art et d’histoire juive is a quirky museum located in a beautiful hotel particulier of the Marais. And their shows are always interesting given the weird space which they have. (Chagall’s father hangs in the staircase…) The new exhibition “Chagall, Modiglinai, Soutine … Paris as school 1905-1940” is the fascinating story of artists born in  Russia and Eastern Europe, … Read More

Gustave Caillebotte in Martigny, such a discovery!

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Daniel Marchesseau was very happy at the opening of his new exhibition, “Gustave Caillebotte, Impressionniste et moderne” conceived for Léonard Gianadda in Martigny, Switzerland. It was delayed one year and hanging, at last, the 94 chefs d’oeuvres lent mostly from private collections, Musée Barberini in Potsdam, Petit Palais in Geneva… and from Musée d’Orsay (8 paintings) was a relief. He … Read More