In Senlis, Papua New Guinea artists are beautiful at Fondation Frances

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  Estelle and Hervé Frances are true adventurers of the art. They have established a fantastic collection over the years in Clichy and in Senlis where they have the most exquisite little house with a view of the cathedral. In 2018, they travelled with their family to Papua new Guinea and in the Haut Sepik region, they encountered by chance … Read More

At Musée Picasso, Léonce Rosenberg’s apartment and a new (successful) hanging of the collection.

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It is an interesting historical exercise, that Juliette Pozzo and Giovanni Casini (who wrote his dissertation on Rosenberg) have produced at Musée Picasso. They recreated Léonce Rosenberg‘s 360 squ. m decors for his apartment (in 1928 and 1929), at 75 rue de Longchmap. Commissioned especially from 12 artists, the paintings made by Giorgio de Chirico, Francis Picabia, Fernand Léger, Max … Read More

Charles VII reigns over Musée de Cluny

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I have to admit, I did not remember anything about Charles VII before listening to Mathieu Deldicque and Maxence Hermant, at Musée de Cluny, telling us the story of this French king, 1422-1461. He is the 18 year old dauphin, whom Joan of Arc led to be crowned, remember? He inherited a messy kingdom from his father Charles VI, Le … Read More

Three girls and one show, at Saint-Germain-des-Prés on March 22!

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The new show at Hotel de l’Industrie, on place Saint Germain des Prés, from 22 to 24 March, will not be competing with Salon du Dessin or Drawing Now. It is   the story of three talented girlfriends, Sophie de Ségur, Sandrine de Nicolay and her daughter Juliette Filippi, who have always painted or drawn and want to show 150 … Read More

Théodore Rousseau, a XIX th century environmentalist, at Petit Palais

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La Mairie de Paris who runs the Petit Palais should invite all their employees to see the new exhibition of Théodore Rousseau (1812-1867)’s paintings and drawings, ” The Voice of the Forest”. Especially the mayor Anne Hidalgo and her deputy Dan Lert, who recently replaced trees with wooden pots (see the picture below) on place Saint Augustin… The painter asked … Read More

Here and there, all the things you should know about

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It’s always quite impressive and exciting to walk up the stairs of the French Académie to attend a conference in the Grand Salle des Séances. The conversation between Maryvonne de Saint Pulgent and Adrien Goetz, President of the Académie des Beaux Arts (of which she is a correspondent), was open to the public and the topic was the restoration of … Read More

From the beaches of the Coromandel peninsula to the National Gallery of Victoria, what a life!

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New Zealand and Australia are two very distinct countries and I would never dare compare them, but I had such a wonderful time in both, that I will share again two small experiences. A week long stay on Otama beach, 3 hours Northeast of Auckland, and a fabulous visit of the Ian Potter centre, the Australian art collection of Melbourne’s … Read More

Gibbs Farm, a miraculous sculpture park, in New Zealand

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I will never be able to see a fence in a field without thinking of Daniel Buren’s green and white pickets at Gibbs Farm, an hour north of Auckland, in New Zealand. There are 3,2 kms of them planted at 4 m intervals, all across the entrepreneur’s 900 acres property for which Alan Gibbs has commissioned the largest Richard Serra … Read More