Three Syrian artists show in Paris

They are a group of young ladies from “La Maison rouge” and they became interested in Syrian artists who took refuge in Paris in 2011 and 2012. Ola Abdallah, Paula Aisemberg director or La Maison rouge, Dunia Al-Dahan, Véronique Bouruet-Aubertot, Pauline de Laboulaye, Randa Maddah and Véronique Pieyre de Mandiargues have created an association around Syrian artists in France. This … Read More

Versailles and Louis Philippe, a long history

King Louis Philippe reigned in France from 1830 to 1848. During this time he made a point of transforming Versailles into a historical museum dedicated to all the glories of the country. To celebrate his work, Catherine Pégard, president of Château de Versailles, is opening thirty two new rooms and 5 000 square meters, where the historical galleries will be … Read More

Musée de Montmartre and Artists’ studios

There is nothing more pleasant than going up and down the hill of Montmartre in search of its historical painters and studios. Musée de Montmartre which is now run by a dynamic young lady, Fanny de Lépinau (who spent ten years at Musée du quai Branly), is trying to surf on the wave of mass tourism around the place du … Read More

Animal painters can also do people!

I am not particularly interested in animal sculptures and paintings although Antoine Louis Barye and Jean Baptiste Oudry have always fascinated me at Château de Chantilly. But I was curious to find out at Atelier Grognard, in Rueil Malmaison, if there were good animal artists today. The new show nextdoor to Joséphine de Beauharnais’ house, was inspired by Danielle Beck … Read More

Private collections at Musée Marmottan, a true dream!

The new exhibition at Musée Marmottan Monet is a pure delight of Impressionist to Fauve paintings. The sixty two chefs d’oeuvre have been borrowed from private collections in Europe, the United States and Mexico and Monet’s “Red Chrysanthemums”, one of his rare still life painting, had never been seen in public since 1882, just before his fellow painter Gustave Caillebotte … Read More

Florence Lehmann, lights up jewelry

Naïla de Montbrison has a tiny jewelry gallery on rue de Bourgogne with a huge aura. And for the first time she is showing Florence Lehmann, an artist from Strasburg, who creates phosphorescent jewelry in resin: this inlcudes rings for the little finger only, large necklaces and magnetic broaches. She teaches at Strasburg School of Decorative arts and conceives jewels … Read More

Jakuchu, a treasure from Japan at Petit Palais

When you walk into the large room of the ground floor of Petit  Palais which is lined with thirty huge silk fabric rolls, you are hit by a very special emotion. Painted at the end of the 18 th century by Ito Jakuchu, they are part of the Imperial collection of Sannomaru Shozokan and have only once travelled outside Japan, … Read More

At galerie J. Kugel, tortoiseshell and gold in a royal setting

Every year in September, theKugel brothers, Alexis and Nicolas, strike the Parisian scene with a fantastic exhibition of objects. This year, they introduced a rare series of boxes, tables and plates in tortoiseshell, incrusted whith mother-of-pearl and gold, made in Naples in 1730 to 1740. The art of “Piqué” was performed by “Tartarugari”, artisans specialized in this technique, and Giuseppe … Read More