Christian Dior
@ Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
H. Timothy

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Dresses are dresses but set-up incroyable
05 Aug, 2017

Fashion is not my thing and it was a 1000 degrees in the first couple galleries but the set-up at the end made the experience worthwhile. The place was packed with very trendy people in their finest outfits which also added to the fun. It's a big show so if you're into the House of Dior it could take up a small chunk of your day.

Christian Dior
@ Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
H. Aurelie

H. Aureli...

Mesmerized and… Tired!!
05 Aug, 2017

The ultimate feeling I had at the end was mesmerized. This exhibition is aptly named: “couturier du rêve” as it really makes the visitor dream from the entrance to the exit. It is extremely rich as it mixes paintings, films, sculptures and objects in addition of course to clothing and accessories, each as stunning as the next. The narrative also is rich and interesting. I particularly liked the parallel made between Dior and the artists of his time, who were inspiring relationships for the couturier. However, I’d like to emphasize a few negative points: a big part is in the complete dark – as often for fashion or jewelry shows –it’s true that it highlights the pieces displayed, but it’s tiring for the visitor who wants to read the texts and labels or who just tries to progress throughout the exhibition. Besides, it was extremely hot in the first part of the show. Last, I would say that it’s too long. Really really interesting and beautiful but if you want to read and see everything you need more than two big hours. And to finish on a positive note, I would add that the last part is absolutely magnificent and that this part alone is worth the visit!

David Hockney
@ Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
H. Timothy

H. Timoth...

Colorful on so many levels
04 Aug, 2017

Having seen this exhibit in London I knew what I was in for, though this time was better in terms of navigating it mostly because I went on a Thursday evening. It's bright colors with a good vibe so worth the visit as a group of friends.

David Hockney
@ Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
H. Aurelie

H. Aureli...

Beautiful show but a slight disappointment though
04 Aug, 2017

Of course you won't regret going to an exhibition of David Hockney. Some of his works are so bright and colored that it is always a pleasure to admire them. So you'll see beautiful paintings, 16 pools (my daughter count them), interesting photo works and a nice set up. However, I was expecting something extraordinary and I left with a hint of disappointment. I hope I'll be able to see a couple other of his shows on view somewhere else in 2017 to fully satisfy my expectations!

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

H. Aureli...

Début mitigé puis j'ai beaucoup aimé
04 Aug, 2017

Au début j'étais un peu sur ma réserve voire déçue par ce que je voyais. Mais arrivé à l'interview d'une femme de métayer au milieu de l'expo, j'ai adoré : l'écouter puis les photos ensuite. C'est assez long mais ça vaut le coup. C'est très intéressant de voir comment Evans photographie la grande dépression puis l'envers du décor de la modernité. Donc je recommande !

Christian Dior
@ Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
Inès

Inès

Magnifique
01 Aug, 2017

Superbe exposition! Mise en scène très réussie. Exposition assez longue, énormément de contenu... il manque peut être quelques explications... mais on en sort avec de belles robes plein les yeux!

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

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If you don't know Africa...
31 Jul, 2017

Picking up a thing or two on a part of the world I've never been to is a cool feeling, as is seeing a show where pretty everything is new to me.

Ed van der Elsken
@ Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
bertrand servais

bertrand ...

foutraque & co.
26 Jul, 2017

à photographe foutraque, expo foutraque. Ed van der Elsken photographiait tout et n'importe quoi. beaucoup ses amis de bringue à Paris, ses copines, un peu la rue (merveilleuse photo de deux flics emmenant un soulographe)parisienne, plus tard la rue hollandaise. beaucoup de plans assez serrés qui ne laissent pas voir le décor, photos faites pour album de famille plutôt que pour exposition dans un lieu si prestigieux. photos étonnantes de l'Afrique, en couleurs. jolie paire de buffles dans l'eau (NB) . Ed V.D.E semblait dégainer son appareil photo à tout instant mais sans vraiment se soucier du cadre ou de la lumière. bien dommage. l'expo montre de manière chronologique son travail mais sa façon de photographier n'a pas changé durant des années ni ses sujets de prédilection. on tourne un peu en rond.

AutoPhoto
@ Fondation Cartier, Paris, France
bertrand servais

bertrand ...

faut aimer les bagnoles !
26 Jul, 2017

faut aimer les bagnoles ! vous aimez les voitures ? les carcasses de voitures ? les pièces détachées de voiture ? les parkings vides (apparemment pleins ils n'intéressent pas les photographes ) les photos de mariés, le social via l'automobile, les peoples décédés (ou presque), le graphisme pur, la masturbation (intellectuelle ; j'entends ) alors fonçez à la fondation Cartier. il y en a pour tous les goûts du moment que vous aimez les voitures. de 1912 à 2016, de l'académisme photographique à la photo contemporaine (beaucoup trop à mon goût ) en passant par la belle photo bien faite , bien cadrée des années cinquante et soixante, on trouve tout à la fondation Cartier. 100 photographes représentés,certains avec une seule photo , d'autres avec cinquante . regardez les photos de paysages prises depuis la voiture de Pierre de Fenoÿl et Lee Friedlander et dites moi pourquoi de Fenoÿl n'est pas plus connu que ça.

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

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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

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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.