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

In Chantilly flowers and Carmontelle are a true feast

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This new edition of Les Journées des Plantes, in Chantilly, was incredibly successful thanks to the good weather, but also because of the freedom that wandering in the beautiful park gives us in these times of semi confinement. Everyone was wearing a mask and none of our Belgian and British friends had come, but there were many colors of asters … Read More

A recipe a week, Poêlée de poulet aux carottes

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If you are very impatient and like to prepare a real dish in less than 30 mins, Eric Turmel offers this tip. Poêlée of chicken with carrots and cumin to which you can add fenil. Soak raisins in water (and a bit of armagnac if you like) a few hours beforehand. Use a breast of chicken per person, shred it … Read More

Hervé van der Straeten can still surprise us!

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With his tenth exhibition “Fun Ride”, a clever mix of pink dining room table and Chinese cabinets, Hervé Van der Straeten shows his brilliant workmanship in his large gallery of the Marais, with thirty five pieces in precious wood, marble and bronze produced just outside Paris in his studio of Bagnolet. The chef d’oeuvre is an armoire in ebony and … Read More

Strikes, système D and flowers for the New Year

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For the last four weeks, France has been paralyzed by train and subway strikes. Most people walk four hours a day to go to work and back. Bicycles, trottinettes and all kinds of rolling transport systems have been developed to the point that accidents have risen all around big cities. Christmas vacations were spoiled for lack of trains, airplanes are … Read More

Embroidery is a Medieval art, at Musée de Cluny

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Embroidery does not sound like the most exciting theme for an exhibition and yet, when I walked into the show at Musée de Cluny on “The Art of embroidery in the Middle Ages”, I was immediately moved and stunned by the beauty of the pieces. “Medieval embroiderers were painters with a needle in hand”, describes one of the curators and … Read More