Germaine Richier is a fascinating sculptor at Centre Pompidou

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The first woman to be exhibited at Museum of Modern Art, sculptor Germaine Richier (1902-1959), studied in Bourdelle’s studio from 1926 to 1929, and considered him as her mentor. Her works presented at Centre Pompidou until June 12, are so forceful that they could intimidate you at first, but the scenography by Laurence Fontaine on the 6 th floor of the museum, … Read More

Mathurin Méheut is rediscovered in Brittany

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In three days, I saw three exhibitions of Mathurin Méheut‘s works, in Pont Aven, Sainte Marine and Lamballe, and I did not get tired. He is a major Breton, artist who worked with the Gobelins for his tapestries, the Henriot ceramists in Quimper and Sèvres porcelain for his plates, painted fish, animals and nature for Le Minor, fought in two … Read More

Gulbenkian meets Al Thani and Vermeulen enters Studio Harcourt

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There are some wonderful artists/artisans around and Maison Parisienne specializes in original creators. One of them, the plumassier (feather magician) Julien Vermeulen, works with feathers and started in fashion before becoming a full time artist. He is being shown at Studio Harcourt, the very pretty studio and gallery of black and white photography in the 16 th arrondissement, from June 23 … Read More

At Musée du Quai Branly, clubs are true sculptures

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This new exhibition “Power and Prestige, the Art of clubs in the Pacific ” comes from one man, Steven Hooper, a Cambridge graduate, who since 1977, is a specialist of Oceanian arts and catalogued his grandfather’s James Hooper‘s collection of clubs (massues in French) in the 1970’s. Unlike his grandfather who collected but never travelled, he spent extensive lengths of … Read More

Drawings of Paris are exceptional at Galerie La Nouvelle Athènes

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It is an exceptional work of research that was performed by the two owners of Galerie La Nouvelle Athènes, Damien Dumarquez  et Raphaël Aracil de Dauksza, in finding out more about obscure artists who represented the monuments and streets of Paris for the 1889 and 1900 Expositions universelles. Three drawings of the Eiffel Tower (1888) are very rare but I was … Read More

Marc Fumaroli is celebrated three ways

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An auction of his personal collection, a book and a colloquium at the Collège de France and at the Louvre. This is how Academician Marc Fumaroli will be celebrated in May and June, barely a year after he died on June 20, 2020. From the sale at Le Fur, I have picked a Balinese puppet and a writing table. His … Read More

Viallat is younger than ever at Templon

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Claude Viallat is at 84, one of the most famous painters in France and was part of “Supports surface”, a painting movement from the 1970’s. Represented by Leo Castelli in New York and Daniel Templon in Paris, he presents an  exhibition of works made last year in his house of Nîmes. It is more than ever linked to this part … Read More

Roger-Viollet, a paradise for photo lovers

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The address at 6 rue de Seine is well known by lovers of old photos and archives. Roger-Viollet, is the temple of 7 million photographs collected over 45 years by Hélène Roger-Viollet and her husband Jean Fischer since 1936. The agency is owned by the City of Paris and is now being managed by the owners of a photo agency. … Read More