Delphine
Delphine

Delphine

3 masters in one show
Derain, Balthus, Giacometti: An Artistic Friendship
@ Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
25 Aug, 2017

I really liked the paintings from Derain: colorful and easy to get lost in. Balthus work is sadder but I still liked the melancholy you can feel while looking at the child paintings. Giacometti remains a bit complicated for me to apprehend, but the mix of these art pieces was worth it. Maybe the show was lacking additional explanations on how those 3 artists and their works articulated. But this is still a great exhibit to go for if you're in Paris!

Delphine
Delphine

Delphine

Well structured show and fantastic dresses!
Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion
@ Victoria & Albert, London, England
25 Aug, 2017

I really enjoyed this show, because of many reasons: first because I love fashion and Balenciaga is considered as one of the fashion industry Masters; he's influenced the work of many fashion designers until today. Second because I love when art exhibitions are well structured and easy to follow/understand: it's the case here: everything is very clear, well organized, every single dress gets its own board with a lot of explanations; the ground floor is dedicated to Balenciaga and his work while the second is dedicated to the work of other designers who kind of "re-used" some of his techniques. Third because all the clothes displayed were nothing short of amazing and it's an absolute pleasure to the eyes! So go for this show if you're fond of fashion and clothes :)

Timothy
Timothy

Timothy

Super set-up
Dioramas: The Dream of Forms
@ Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
22 Aug, 2017

I didn't know there was such a story to tell about dioramas, and it was told in a really fun and dynamic way. As good a show for lovers as it is for the family!

Ger
Ger

Ger

Surprising show curated with style
Dioramas: The Dream of Forms
@ Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
20 Aug, 2017

Very informative, surprising theme. Lots of great works. Excellent scenography. Loved the experience.

Rahim
Rahim

Rahim

Génial avec les enfants
Karel Appel: Art As Celebration !
@ Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
19 Aug, 2017

Super à voir avec les enfants, pas trop long et qualité des œuvres irréprochable: que du très bon! En particulier l'Archaic Life et sa vidéo prise lors de sa création

César
César

César

Cesar Zapata
19 Aug, 2017

I enjoyed this exhibition, specially looking at the drawings, the models and media elements.

Adesignpics
Adesignpics

Adesignpics

Amazing Experience
Christian Dior
@ Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
16 Aug, 2017

The setting was some kind of magical, a unique and lovely retrospective of Christian Dior's achievement. Every decade influenced by the many artistic directors has its own atmosphere, there's also a tribute to Yves saint Laurent and his impact on the parisian house of couture before he decided to leave and start his own.

Alexia
Alexia

Alexia

Couleurs et matières
Llewellyn Xavier | Celebration
@ Fondation Clément, Martinique, Caribbean
09 Aug, 2017

Textures et couleurs très intéressantes. Les grands formats ça envoie toujours! Petit côté art aborigène sur certaines peinture qui me plait beaucoup :)

Antoine
Antoine

Antoine

Exposition superbe
Llewellyn Xavier | Celebration
@ Fondation Clément, Martinique, Caribbean
09 Aug, 2017

Je recommande cette exposition, les couleurs, la matière sur les tableaux, c est magnifique. La fondation Clément est toujours aussi agréable pour se promener

Timothy
Timothy

Timothy

Dresses are dresses but set-up incroyable
Christian Dior
@ Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
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.

Aurelie
Aurelie

Aurelie

Mesmerized and… Tired!!
Christian Dior
@ Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
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!

Timothy
Timothy

Timothy

Colorful on so many levels
David Hockney
@ Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
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.

Aurelie
Aurelie

Aurelie

Beautiful show but a slight disappointment though
David Hockney
@ Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
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!

Aurelie
Aurelie

Aurelie

Début mitigé puis j'ai beaucoup aimé
Walker Evans
@ Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
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 !

Inès
Inès

Inès

Magnifique
Christian Dior
@ Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
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!

Timothy
Timothy

Timothy

If you don't know Africa...
Art/Africa: The New Workshop
@ Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
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.

bertrand servais
bertrand servais

bertrand serv...

foutraque & co.
Ed van der Elsken
@ Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
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.

bertrand servais
bertrand servais

bertrand serv...

faut aimer les bagnoles !
AutoPhoto
@ Fondation Cartier, Paris, France
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.

Louis
Louis

Louis

Not bad
Portraits by Cézanne
@ Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France
19 Jul, 2017

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

Édouard
Édouard

Édouard

Hockneydavid
David Hockney
@ Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
09 Jul, 2017

Très bonne surprise

Aurelie
Aurelie

Aurelie

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

Aurelie
Aurelie

Aurelie

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”.

Aurelie
Aurelie

Aurelie

Adults and kids friendly!
Dalida: Her Wardrobe, from the City to the Stage
@ Palais Galliera, Paris, France
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 !

Louis
Louis

Louis

Superbe exposition
Jean-Luc de Laguarigue: Vibrant Photography
@ Fondation Clément, Martinique, Caribbean
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.

Timothy
Timothy

Timothy

If you like Picasso you'll like this show
Primitive Picasso
@ Quai Branly, Paris, France
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.