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

H. Timoth...

That was a first...
22/May/2017

It was the first time being in a huge crowd at the museum didn't ruin the experience. There's so much detail in these paintings that the slow progression through the show forces you to take time in front of each piece to discover it. And then when you put the artworks in their proper context it only gets better.

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

Inès

SUBLIME
21/May/2017

Superbe exposition. Les pièces présentées sont somptueuses et magnifiquement mises en scène. Le seul bémol pour moi: les trop sommaires explications murales. On en ressort avec les yeux qui pétillent!

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

H. Aureli...

Je ne m'attendais pas à ces parallèles
20/May/2017

La première partie est joliment mise en scène, mais je trouve qu'il manquait un fil conducteur. Certes c'est chronologique et il y a plein de citations/témoignages mais il manque une réelle histoire. La deuxième partie est très impressionnante, les parallèles entre Picasso et les arts primitifs sont absolument frappants et il est assez incroyable de pouvoir confronter les œuvres du maître et ses inspirations en les contemplant côte à côte. Il y avait beaucoup d'enfants, et bien que la première partie ne soit pas idéale pour eux, ils pouvaient vraiment s'amuser à comparer dans la deuxième. Ma fille de 5 ans m'a dit : "c'était cool sauf que c'était un petit peu trop long et qu'il faisait un petit peu trop froid. J'ai préféré les dessins simples et colorés et la 'statue' qui était assise sur une chaise cassée."

MEDUSA : Jewellery and Taboos
@ Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
H. Timothy

H. Timoth...

One big serving of identity, body, value and ritua
19/May/2017

I've never really gravitated towards or questioned the role of jewelry so I found the show interesting. It ties its historical significance to today in a way that was easy to digest. The only drawback to this kind of show is that people crowd anything that shines so if it's a packed house it becomes difficult to get a good look at things. It's a good experience though so worth the visit!

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

H. Aureli...

Il suffit d'admirer
18/May/2017

Je n'ai pas trouvé la mise en scène ou les explications transcendantes mais ce qu'on y voit est magnifique et rien que pour ça ça vaut le détour ! Ma fille de 5 ans a beaucoup aimé également et c'est justement parfait pour emmener ses enfants car on peut se contenter d'admirer pas besoin de mille explications qui pourraient les impatienter.

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

patrick

Collection Paul Rosenberg
17/May/2017

Il vaut mieux lire "21 rue de la Boétie" de sa petite fille Anne Sinclair avant d'aller admirer ce promoteur infatigable de l'Art moderne!ses peintres fétiches Picasso, Braque, Laurencin , Leger sont largement représentés et ce, malgré la large spoliation pendant la seconde guerre mondiale... Paul Rosenberg a l’œil expérimenté et éclectique, il a eu une très belle carrière en tant que marché d'art. Allez y , on se régale!

Walker Evans
@ Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
A. Eléonore

A. Eléono...

Un regard époustouflant sur les Etats-Unis
15/May/2017

Malgré la foule un peu pénible, une très belle exposition, qui permet de découvrir l'univers d'un photographe qui saisi la beauté dans le quotidien de l'Amérique.

Walker Evans
@ Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
H. Timothy

H. Timoth...

A lesson in seeing
11/May/2017

In the words of Walker Evans "a good art exhibition is a lesson in seeing". This is a great photography show but it's a big one so if you're tempted to stop at each photo you'll have to pace yourself. It's a trip through America in the 30s and well worth it.

Art/Africa: The New Workshop
@ Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
H. Aurelie

H. Aureli...

super interesting
09/May/2017

This exhibit was not part of my must sees and I went there by chance to kill time while waiting for an appointment. It was a great surprise. The art is beautiful and varied with some huge and colored installations, and great photographies. I particularly enjoyed the part dedicated to South Africa and the testimonial videos. I really encourage anyone interested or not by African art to visit it!

Jean-Luc de Laguarigue: Vibrant Photography
@ Fondation Clément, Martinique, Caribbean
H. Aurelie

H. Aureli...

De très beaux portraits
09/May/2017

Une belle expo avec différentes parties bien distinctes. Ce que j'ai préféré : la toute petite salle du début où l'on voit des photos noir et blanc petits formats de Martiniquais et qui nous donne une idée de leur vie et de la société ; et la série de grands portraits à la fin avec des expressions incroyables et de très beaux tirages. En y allant, ne perdez pas l'occasion de vous promener dans le très beau jardin de sculptures!

Jean-Luc de Laguarigue: Vibrant Photography
@ Fondation Clément, Martinique, Caribbean
D. Alexia

D. Alexia

Belles photos
05/May/2017

Tres belle expo. Les portraits sont très expressifs. J ai beaucoup aimé celui d un homme avec la chevelure blanche qui se confond dans des motifs graphiques noirs et blancs. Très intéressant aussi les vieilles pellicules abîmées et collées ressorties: dimension artistique. Lieu magnifique

Jean-Luc de Laguarigue: Vibrant Photography
@ Fondation Clément, Martinique, Caribbean
H. Timothy

H. Timoth...

A must for any visitor to Martinique
05/May/2017

Photographs of everyday life and industry to portraits of everyday people, Laguarigue and the Fondation Clément put on a good show. I could have used a little more context for some of the pictures but as a visitor to the island, I enjoyed beautiful pictures that gave me a more intimate visibility on life in Martinique.

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

A. Antoin...

Très belle exposition photos
05/May/2017

Les photos de portraits sont superbes, très belle exposition à la fondation Clément

Louis Laouchez: A Tribute
@ Fondation Clément, Martinique, Caribbean
H. Timothy

H. Timoth...

Small show, big introduction
04/May/2017

I was lucky enough to have the gallery to myself so it felt like an intimate look at an artist I didn't know. I enjoyed discovering his paintings, helped by the set-up which made it easy to take them in. And needless to say the gallery is a nice, air-conditioned respite from it's beautiful surroundings.

From Zurbarán to Rothko: The Alicia Koplowitz Collection
@ Jacquemart-André, Paris, France
d. Tiffany

d. Tiffan...

Nice !
28/Apr/2017

A beautiful selection of Art, but few explanations. The museun is a must see. Don't miss out the Café, which is very nice.

Proper Attire Required: When the Clothes Make a Scandal
@ Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
H. Aurelie

H. Aureli...

A beautiful fashion exhibition
19/Apr/2017

Clear and interesting panels. Confrontation between old times and today. A certain sense of humour and many awesome outfits. You have 4 days left to see it and it's worth it!

Proper Attire Required: When the Clothes Make a Scandal
@ Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
Stella

Stella

Fashionista, Trendsetter, Hipster... no matter you
18/Apr/2017

It was my first visit at the museum of Arts Decoratif and I really enjoyed it. This exhibition is breathtaking. You travel through the time and learn a lot about outfit history and etiquette. As said in the title, no matter what your style is you will find at least 3 or 4 outfits from different centuries that will really love. It is not just a matter of clothes it is also how we can change the way we leave, our right and even our belief thanks to a simple piece of fabric!

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

H. Aureli...

An awesome one!
13/Apr/2017

From the very beginning to the end, this exhibit is well documented, interesting, with dozens of masterpieces especially from Picasso, Léger, Laurencin, Braque and Matisse - Rosenberg's favorite artists and "protégés". It is really clear about how Rosenberg built his fortune and collection, how he chose his art pieces and found his clients, and how he managed his business and classified his paintings. The part about world war II, what happened to Rosenberg's collection, and all about the Nazis' "degenerate art" exhibition and the propaganda for the "pure German art" is captivating. So it's an absolute GO. Just a negative point, It's all in French so you'll have to take the audio guide if you don't understand this language.

From Zurbarán to Rothko: The Alicia Koplowitz Collection
@ Jacquemart-André, Paris, France
H. Timothy

H. Timoth...

All that's missing is the story
12/Apr/2017

It can be cool and even interesting to see someone's personal art collection but without a story it's hard to get into it. But I did decide in this show that I like Canaletto and Guardi paintings...

Summer of Love: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll
@ de Young, San Francisco Area, USA
J. Zach

J. Zach

Groovy
12/Apr/2017

Great Exhibit!

Vermeer and Painting Masters of the Golden Age
@ Louvre, Paris, France
N. Delphine

N. Delphi...

Worth it!
11/Apr/2017

You might have to queue an hour to finally access the show, but if you're an art lover, you should definitely see it. I mean, I am not a big fan of classical paintings, but the show is well documented, the visitors flow is ok and above all, it's one of the first times that a third of Vermeer's pieces are exposed, along with some others of his compatriots' works. The work on light and details, the finest paintings are worth the wait. Enjoy while you"re in Paris, and take a tour at the fantastic Louvre!

Valentin de Boulogne: Beyond Caravaggio
@ Louvre, Paris, France
N. Delphine

N. Delphi...

Very classical show
11/Apr/2017

If you're not into classical, religious stuff, this is not for you. But if you're at the Louvre for the Vermeer exhibit for example, it might be wose seeing it. It's quite short and still interesting to see the this kind of art, whether we like it or not.

Gardens
@ Grand Palais, Paris, France
N. Delphine

N. Delphi...

Disappointing
11/Apr/2017

I have been quite disappointed with this show. I was expecting beautiful paintings from Masters and in place of that, 90% of the show was dedicated to flowers, herbs and gardening tools, gardens sketches & plans... The one or 2 last rooms feature very nice paintings from Monet, Klimt or Picasso... But if you're not into herbariums or rakes, just drop this one!

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

N. Delphi...

The most sparkling show!
11/Apr/2017

I loved this show, it was such a beautiful one: the gemstones and all the jewelry & other precious objects from the Maharajahs' culture are just stunning! The set up of the exhibition is beautiful & dreamy, only negative comment we can make is the way the windows are labelled: it's very low, the text is written in small and poorly lit. There was quite a crowed so it made it difficult to read everything. Other than that, if you're passionate about jewels and stones, you should totally see this!

Proper Attire Required: When the Clothes Make a Scandal
@ Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
N. Delphine

N. Delphi...

Fashion-lovers: go see it!
11/Apr/2017

If you're into fashion, this exhibition will please you! It is the right amount of culture, beautiful/iconic pieces, history, philosophy: I loved it. Lables are very interesting and detailed. The show makes you think about fashion in a way which is not superficial nor frivolous. It makes you think about the importance fashion and clothes took over history.