Portraits by Cézanne
@ Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France
A. Louis

A. Louis

Not bad
19/Jul/2017

J’ai pas aimé le parcours du musée. On ne comprends pas l'ordre des œuvres mais superbes tableaux !

David Hockney
@ Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
D. Édouard

D. Édouar...

Hockneydavid
09/Jul/2017

Très bonne surprise

Derain, Balthus, Giacometti: An Artistic Friendship
@ Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
H. Aurelie

H. Aureli...

Une grande exposition
23/Jun/2017

Beaucoup de choses à voir et compter une bonne heure au minimum pour tout apprécier dans cette expo. J’ai trouvé le tout début un peu triste mais cela évolue très vite. J’ai beaucoup aimé l’oeuvre de Derain, ses personnages, la douceur de sa peinture. La salle dédiée à Balthus et à ses peintures d’enfants est super. Gardez du temps pour apprécier la fin de l’exposition à sa juste valeur car elle comporte de nombreux grands et beaux tableaux. Petit hic, le son n’est pas toujours très bon aux endroits où il y a des choses à écouter et les explications mériteraient peut-être un peu plus de clarté sur les liens véritables entre les trois artistes et pourquoi les associer de cette façon.

Beyond Stars: The Mystical Landscape from Monet to Kandinsky
@ Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France
H. Aurelie

H. Aureli...

Only two days left to go
23/Jun/2017

A very positive general impression about this exhibit even if I was disappointed by the texts and panels which I found wordy and non-adapted to a large audience of non-specialists. The Musée d’Orsay is usually very good at setting up well-documented shows which immerse the visitor in a real story; on that specific point, it is disappointing this time. However some of the paintings are splendid and the themes proposed were relevant. It makes a beautiful and coherent whole, which is indeed an invitation to contemplation. I discovered a few artists that I didn’t know and particularly liked the series “Night”.

Dalida: Her Wardrobe, from the City to the Stage
@ Palais Galliera, Paris, France
H. Aurelie

H. Aureli...

Adults and kids friendly!
21/Jun/2017

Une belle exposition à taille humaine qui permet d'en connaître un peu plus sur Dalida même si les informations restent assez superficielles. On en voudrait peut-être un peu plus mais c'est suffisant pour avoir "at a glance" la vie de la grande chanteuse et appréhender sa personnalité. À voir avec ou sans enfants. Il y a de la musique, des vidéos, des paillettes. De quoi se rincer les yeux et les oreilles !

Jean-Luc de Laguarigue: Vibrant Photography
@ Fondation Clément, Martinique, Caribbean
A. Louis

A. Louis

Superbe exposition
19/Jun/2017

Superbe exposition dans un lieu qui vaut le détour. Même si il manquait des explications sur les sujets et les photos, nous avons adoré.

Primitive Picasso
@ Quai Branly, Paris, France
H. Timothy

H. Timoth...

If you like Picasso you'll like this show
05/Jun/2017

It was George Braque who said "[African] masks opened me up to new horizons. They allowed me to get in touch with what's instinctive." It's clear the same went for his friend Pablo. Look at the photographs of Picasso in his various studios and you'll invariably find an African mask or two on the floor or on the walls. I thought it was amazing to have one of the major influences of our coveted Picasso laid out before us.

Olga Picasso
@ Picasso Museum, Paris, France
H. Aurelie

H. Aureli...

A great story
04/Jun/2017

What I liked the most in this show: I was immersed in a real story, totally transported into their life, illustrated by Picasso's artworks and other documents such as photos and letters of his wife Olga. The painter is seen in a new way, more personal, even intimate. The superstar Picasso appears as the man, the husband, the father almost more than the painter. A must!

Pissarro in Éragny
@ Luxembourg, Paris, France
H. Aurelie

H. Aureli...

Old fashioned atmosphere
04/Jun/2017

It was not bad but as usual the shows at the Musée du Luxembourg are (too) calm (!). The show is lovely but not exciting, and the paintings on display are not my favorite. However the explanations enable to understand who was Pissarro. so I would say this show is nice but not a must see. Coupled with the one at the Musée Marmottant, it will give you a good idea of the nature of Pissarro and his development as an artist.

Camille Pissarro, “The First of the Impressionists”
@ Marmottan-Monet, Paris, France
H. Aurelie

H. Aureli...

A voir
04/Jun/2017

A beautiful exhibition. I really liked the selection of artworks (more than in the Musée du Luxembourg). Those two shows are complementary and worth the trip! My favorite pieces were the views of Paris and of the snowy countryside. I like less when Pissarro abandons the impressionist technics to get on the road of the dot paintings.

Olga Picasso
@ Picasso Museum, Paris, France
H. Timothy

H. Timoth...

The story makes all the difference
03/Jun/2017

A Picasso exhibit is a Picasso exhibit, but this one is laid out alongside the intimacy of his relationship with his first wife. Having a story like that gives context to what you're looking at which in turn makes the experience really fun.

Dalida: Her Wardrobe, from the City to the Stage
@ Palais Galliera, Paris, France
H. Timothy

H. Timoth...

A lot of dresses for people who love dresses...
03/Jun/2017

For someone who's not at all into the fashion styles of the rich and famous, at best the show clued me into a personality from before my time I didn't know about. The setup itself wasn't too bad and pretty straight-forward. If you love dresses this is your jam!

Paris, Fin de Siècle: Signac, Redon, Toulouse-Lautrec And Their Contemporaries
@ Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain
H. Aurelie

H. Aureli...

An immersion in Paris at the end of the XIXth
01/Jun/2017

Three rooms follow each other. The first one is classic and beautiful with neo impressionist artists such as Pissarro (a good complement to the two exhibits about him currently in Paris). I didn't like the second room because I don't get symbolism, I don' t understand and like the art works. In the third room I didn't like everything but appreciated a lot this special feeling of "Paris fin de siècle", like an immersion in the Parisian atmosphere at that time!

Pello Irazu: A Retrospective
@ Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain
H. Aurelie

H. Aureli...

what is art?
01/Jun/2017

No real order in this show, paintings and sculptures seem to be displayed randomly even if the whole was nice and restful. There were some nice artworks and some other that didn't speak to me. What is art? This is the big question I had, walking out from the exhibit.

Abstract Expressionism
@ Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain
H. Aurelie

H. Aureli...

Do you like abstract expressionism?
01/Jun/2017

Some monumental paintings in this show, and if they don't touch you they will at least draw your attention. You can stay several minutes in front of some of them trying to understand, analyse or just feeling emotions. I liked this exhibit as a whole and was touched by a few paintings, but some of the artists or works still remain hermetic for me, despite the explanations. Also the last room of the exhibit was not located with the others and at first I thought with disappointment that this little room was the whole exhibition. Be careful not to miss the major part :)

Abstract Expressionism
@ Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain
H. Timothy

H. Timoth...

Caught this one just in time
01/Jun/2017

Worth catching this show before Sunday if you're in or around Bilbao! It's all the names we know but this time they're laid out in a logical and accessible way to help us better understand the whole 'abstract expressionism' thing we often see and hear about. I learned that "by thinning his paints with turpentine," Rothko was "able to stain the canvas rather than pasting paint onto the canvas", which is probably part of the reason his "apparently straightforward compositions" are known to the whole world.

Rodin: Exhibit of the Century
@ Grand Palais, Paris, France
B. Framboise

B. Frambo...

Rodin et son héritage
27/May/2017

Comment ne pas aimer Rodin, ce génie surdimensionné? L'exposition rend hommage à cet artiste complet en faisant la part belle aux échos de son œuvres chez les plus artistes qui l'ont suivi, également exposés aux côtés des œuvres de Rodin.

21 rue La Boétie: Picasso, Matisse, Braque, Léger…
@ Musée Maillol, Paris, France
B. Framboise

B. Frambo...

Petit bijou
27/May/2017

J'étais triste d'avoir raté cette belle exposition à Liège l'année passée. Quel plaisir de pourvoir se rattraper à Paris dans le très intimiste musée Maillol. Bien documentée, instructive, variée et émouvante, cette exposition raconte en images une histoire dans l'Histoire. À ne pas rater!

From the Great Mughals to the Maharajahs: Jewels from the Al Thani Collection
@ Grand Palais, Paris, France
S. Rahim

S. Rahim

Difficile à travers la foule, mais des merveilles
27/May/2017

Une installation féérique (dont un remarquable mobile) pour des bijoux assez difficiles à voir avec la foule. L'aspect technique du bijou est absent de l'exposition, un peu regretté. En revanche, les parures sont nombreuses et spectaculaires.

Gardens
@ Grand Palais, Paris, France
S. Rahim

S. Rahim

Une bonne surprise
27/May/2017

Etant rentré dans cette expo un peu par hasard, pour finir un marathon du Grand Palais, la surprise fut excellente: de très beaux tableaux de grand maîtres, des gravures de la renaissance, des œuvres contemporaines, des sculptures, le tout mis bout à bout pour nous plonger dans le plus beau tableau de tous : les jardins. Un raffinement subtil et exquis à ne pas rater...

Rodin: Exhibit of the Century
@ Grand Palais, Paris, France
S. Rahim

S. Rahim

Expo intelligente!
27/May/2017

Présentation originale de l'artiste dont le caractère est dépeint de façon intelligente à travers son époque. La qualité des œuvres est irréprochable et le cadre un peu austère concentre l'attention du visiteur sur la sculpture de façon pointue. Adoré!

21 rue La Boétie: Picasso, Matisse, Braque, Léger…
@ Musée Maillol, Paris, France
S. Rahim

S. Rahim

Petit bijou
26/May/2017

Excellente surprise que cette visite au musée !La qualité des œuvres est remarquable et la narration est super fluide. Pas trop long non plus: en une heure on a le temps de tout observer attentivement. Tableau préféré : le portrait d'Anne Sinclair par Marie Laurencin. Super expo. Merci de l'avoir recommandée !

21 rue La Boétie: Picasso, Matisse, Braque, Léger…
@ Musée Maillol, Paris, France
H. Timothy

H. Timoth...

A real story behind this one
23/May/2017

Turns out I enjoy exhibits about art dealers. This one had a story to tell and since it involved some of the most famous artists of our time there was plenty to see too. It was fun.

The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s
@ Cooper Hewitt, New York, USA
B. Julien

B. Julien

Easy and entertaining
23/May/2017

On a rainy day after picking-up my nephew after school. He's 10 and I am a design person and guess what ? We both had a great time. Not too big, great shop and a nice café for a quick bite or even aftershool homework !

Vermeer and Painting Masters of the Golden Age
@ Louvre, Paris, France
H. Aurelie

H. Aureli...

No regrets!
22/May/2017

Est-ce cette impression d'exclusivité ou de rareté qui m'a fait apprécier à ce point cette expo ? À prime abord ce n'est pas une époque ou une peinture qui me touchent particulierement, mais j'ai franchement aimé découvrir ces tableaux. Bien entendu c'est une grande chance de voir les quelques Vermeer les plus connus comme la dentellière (pas mon préféré cela dit) ou la Laitière, mais j'ai aussi découvert des artistes comme Netscher ou Borch dont Je n'étais pas familière et qui m'ont beaucoup plus. Et puis outre les jeux de lumière, la précision du trait, les détails d'une étoffe ou d'un tapis, j'ai l'impression d'être entrée dans une époque, d'avoir vu leurs intérieurs, leurs modes vestimentaires, presque leurs habitudes en un sens, et cela est vraiment super.