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

Perfumes from China, a delightful lifestyle

When the Cernuschi museum opened 120 years ago on parc Monceau, the monumental buddha in the main room was surrounded by incense burners,  reflecting what the founder of the museum, Henry Cernuschi, had noticed during his trip to Asia in 1871 to 1873. This is what enticed Eric Lefebvre, director of the museum, to research and produce this wonderful exhibition … Read More

A singing marathon for Easter week

We were in a very special place that Monday evening, the hôtel Collot where Nicolas and Alexis Kugel sell the most beautiful furniture, objects and paintings of Paris. To please their friends and to help the Orchestre Idomeneo conducted by Debora Waldman, they decided to organise an intimate evening of baroque music with two stars, soprano Magali Léger and mezzo … Read More

The Qajar dynasty in Iran, more than just warriors

The new exhibition at Louvre Lens, “The Rose Empire” is devoted to the Qajar dynasty, who reigned over Persia from 1786 to 1925, when Reza Khan Pahlavi took over. Four hundred pieces came from 35 French institutions and private collections and twelve countries to describe the world of this family, whose descendants now mostly live in Europe and the United … Read More

Gérard Garouste overtakes Paris by storm

With three venues for a giant exhibition, Gérard Garouste finally gets the honors from his fellow Frenchmen. Musée de la Chasse in the Marais is showing his Acteon and Diana, a hunting theme, Daniel Templon has two shows in his two galleries on rue Beaubourg, and Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts celebrates his recent election at the Academy with a … Read More

A very festive Suez Canal at Institut du Monde Arabe

Théodore Frère, Promenade de l’Impératrice Eugénie en chameau dans le désert, 1869 © Souvenir de Ferdinand de Lesseps et du Canal de Suez / Lebas Photographie Paris When you enter the first room of the exhibition “L’Epoque du Canal de Suez des pharaons au XXI ème siècle” at IMA, the red velvet curtain, the large screens with photographs commented by … Read More

Drawing now Art Fair, is at the height of its quality

For its 12th edition, Drawing now, the contemporary version of Salon du Dessin, was an exciting moment with many discoveries. It is not too large, so you have time to look properly at each one of the 72 International galleries including the lower level with “Insight”,  “Process”  and comic books. Fourteen different countries were present and many young artists are … Read More

Foujita, the Japanese master who fell in love with Paris

The exhibition of Japanese artist Foujita (1886-1968) at Fondation Maillol is so varied that one could believe it refers to three different artists. From a very early age, Foujita became passionate about French art after seeing a painting by Monet. He was raised on the island of Kyushu where his father was a doctor in the Imperial army, and went … Read More