2O th anniversary of the Prize for the Intelligence of the hand

Fondation Bettencourt Schueller is celebrating 20 years of what could be considered the greatest French award for Artisans, “The Prize for the Intelligence of the hand”. Started by Liliane Bettencourt, it is now run by her daughter Françoise Bettencourt Meyers who, very courageously attended the event with a broken foot! The joy and gratitude of thePrize winners was immense.  They … Read More

Salomon Slijper’s collection of Mondrian at Marmottan.

Where else but at Musée Marmottan-Monet, could a private collection of sixty seven Piet Mondrian paintings and drawings have found a better home? The new show “Mondrian figurative” is a little jewel of quality for each work was selected by Salomon Slijper, the son of diamond dealer who met the penniless artist in a guest house in Laren in 1915. He bought … Read More

A Dutch Impressionist and a Swiss print maker, at Fondation Custodia

Fondation Custodia is one of these research centers and precious gallery, which celebrate quality in art above all. This new exhibition is devoted to, a little known in France Dutch impressionist, Willem Bastiaan Tholen, (1860-1931). Downstairs, the director Ger Luitjen, uncovered late Swiss artist Gérard de Palézieux’ s life long career as a drawer and a print maker. Both shows are … Read More

Baselitz in Pantin, an explosion of paint

Driving to Thaddaeus Ropac gallery in Pantin is always an effort but there is always a great reward! This time, East German artist Georg Baselitz is showing his “Homage to Elke”, his wife of nearly sixty years. The thirty paintings might seem repetitive in different colors but as soon as you come near them in the gigantic space, you realize the … Read More

Julio Le Parc at Sèvres, and more news

“The beauty of the gesture” is the new theme of exhibition at Manufacture de Sèvres, which often commissions contemporary artists to work on their premises. The wonderful workshops are only accessible on demand but a small gallery has just  opened on the ground floor of the museum and you can dream about acquiring a vase by Nicolas Buffe (80 000€) … Read More

At quai Branly, twenty years of collecting with Jacques Chirac

If you have never been to Musée du Quai Branly Jacques-Chirac, the museum conceived and wanted by the President of France from May 17, 1995 to May 16, 2007, now is the time to go and celebrate “twenty years of acquisitions”. President Chirac died last Thursday, September 26, and the museum designed by Jean Nouvel near the Eiffel Tower, is … Read More

The dreamer and the forest at musée Zadkine

Russian sculptor Ossip Zadkine used to work in this studio on rue d’Assas, from 1928 to 1967, and his charming house surrounded by a garden was left to the city of Paris by his wife the artist Valentine Prax. The witness to their wedding in 1920,  in Montparnasse, was Japanese painter Foujita! The new exhibition dedicated to the forest is … Read More

Degas and Henri Loyrette, a lifelong passion at Orsay

How extraordinary that Henri Loyrette has come back to Musée d’Orsay after having been its Director and then President of the Louvre. And he returns with the artist he has most studied in his life, Edgar Degas, on the theme of the opera. For he also is the President of the celebration of the 350 years of the Paris Opera. … Read More