Richelieu's tomb in the Chapel of the Sorbonne as sculpted by François Girardon
First you have to go through security at the entrance of the Sorbonne and if you don’t have a student card or a professor’s I.D., you stay on the street.
Then you walk through long corridors all the way from Place de la Sorbonne to Rue St Jacques and there, on the left, you see a little wooden door that says : « club des Enseignants », how more fancy can it get ?
Horses have very elaborate plaiting
I go to yearly Salon de l’agriculture with the same curiosity, I go to the Maastricht art fair, my eyes wide open. Instead of rich Dutch and German art collectors, I study the farmers and young equestrian enthusiasts who for ten days, share their passion for animals with Parisians.
Takis ” Aeolians and Spirals” in front of Palais de Tokyo. Photo André Morin
It was fun, last night at the trendy Palais de Tokyo in Paris, to watch kids and adults behaving like kids, with their compass. They were experiencing the magnetic sculptures by Greek born sculptor Takis. The artist who spent most of his life in Paris studied with scientists from MIT experimenting light and sound, striving to capture cosmic energy.
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Zoé Schellenberg are observed by silent Lolita Chammah (photo by Huma Rosentalski)
I was very excited for weeks before, at the prospect of seeing this play by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, a German cult cinematographer of the 70’s. So I asked an old friend from those years, a film producer himself, to come with me.
Ravishing Lally and her husband Jacques de Saint Sauveur in 1938
A French golfer, Lally Segard, becomes one the first seven Lady members of the Royal and Ancient golf Club in St Andrews and noone notices it in France ! Typical… Well I will tell you how extraordianry she is.
The sculptor Edmé Bouchardon by François Hubert Drouais
What an extraordinary exhibition curated by Véronique Belloir, on the social role of buttons at Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris ! The museum located in the Louvre, bought Loïc Allio’s vast collection completed by 792 worthy pieces by artist Henri Hamm, who used to create buttons for Doucet and Worth during the first World War..
Young chimpanzee eating a ficus in Kibale National park, Uganda
Gilles Nicolas is a painter and a sculptor and he has a specific passion for very large animals. Elephants and dynosaures, have no secrets for him and he has therefore been a long time contributor to the Grande Galerie de l’Evolution of Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, in Paris. His three apes and chimpazees welcome us in the first room of the exhibition devoted to Apes.