Primitive Picasso
@ Quai Branly, Paris, France
A. Caroline

A. Caroli...

An immersion into the primitive arts which influen
10/Apr/2017

A deep dive into the art which influenced Picasso's art. I loved this exhibit though practically the detailed accounts of the different eras and acquisitions of Picass nin the first part of the exhibit made it difficult, at time of great affluence, to enjoy the exhibit. The second part is much more open.

The American Dream: pop to the present
@ British Museum, London, England
H. Timothy

H. Timoth...

Working the image abroad
04/Apr/2017

I've seen lots of this type of art over the years but put in context of the times it's a great way to revisit what the US was going through back then. Might add perspective to what's going on today...

Rik Wouters. A Retrospective
@ Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium
H. Timothy

H. Timoth...

A Belgian touch to Impressionism
01/Apr/2017

We've all seen lots of impressionism so this was a refreshingly original take on the movement of the time. His distinctive style and focus on his wife gave the show an intimacy which included his self-portraits at the end of his short life. The set-up was great too - it's like a labyrinth without the feeling of being lost in the flow. You won't regret this one if you're in Bruxelles this Spring.

Pissarro in Éragny
@ Luxembourg, Paris, France
patrick

patrick

PISSARRO A ERAGNY
29/Mar/2017

Est ce parce que Pissarro est né dans les Antilles danoises que je me sens si attachée à ce père de l'impressionnisme?Toujours est il que sa vision du monde paysan dont il se sent si proche et la richesse dans l'approche de ces paysages sont fascinants.Il a beaucoup copié Millet avec ses peintures paysannes. C'est un coloriste étonnant qui se rapproche très vite du pointillisme mais cette technique comporte trop de retenue pour cet anarchiste qui retourne à la spontanéité de l'impressionnisme. Il a beaucoup cheminé avec Cézanne et l'a imposé au groupe impressionniste mais était aussi très lié à Degas dont beaucoup de gravures. Il me semble qu'il faut absolument coupler cette exposition avec celle du musée Marmottant pour être pleinement satisfait!

Cy Twombly
@ Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
H. Aurelie

H. Aureli...

Interesting
27/Mar/2017

I didn't know Cy Twombly and was not expecting exactly what I discovered. In the first part of the show, you'll see big canvas with subdued colors and like childish scribbles. This didn't really speak to me. But later the paintings become more vivid and colorful, and I found myself immersed into a world of dream and poetry - sometimes harsh, sometimes softer - and I liked it very much!

William Merritt Chase (1849-1916): A Painter from New York to Venice
@ Ca’ Pesaro, Venice, Italy
H. Aurelie

H. Aureli...

A majestic place for a stunning exhibit!
27/Mar/2017

The huge walls are all well covered with these awesome pieces of art. I discovered Chase and loved quite everything I saw. Impressionism, academic portraits, realism, he seems at the edge of different streams, which makes his painting even more interesting and which announces the great names that will follow him, such as Hopper for example. A must see while in Venice!

Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932
@ Royal Academy of Arts, London, England
H. Timothy

H. Timoth...

History lesson in pictures
23/Mar/2017

The wall text and the artwork support each other making the overall experience more fulfilling. It's a mix of paintings, photographs, films, an installation and even food coupons which together gives a true feel for the times.

David Hockney
@ Tate Britain, London, England
H. Timothy

H. Timoth...

Well done Tate!
23/Mar/2017

Really enjoyed seeing this artist's career unfold throughout the show. Visited late morning on a weekday so the average age was old but they were having fun too. I loved the bright blue in Hockney's skies and his answer to the "flaw in photography".

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

H. Aureli...

Heterogeneous
21/Mar/2017

Many beautiful pieces but as in most other collections, there is no homogeneity and no common thread between the art works (compared to a thematic exhibition or one dedicated to a specific artist). At least it followed a chronological order. I found it nice but not easy to dive into it.

Kiefer Rodin
@ Rodin Museum, Paris, France
H. Aurelie

H. Aureli...

Still a beautiful place to go
19/Mar/2017

I was a bit disappointed by this show and especially its setting. Comparisons are maid between Kiefer and Rodin but their works are not exhibited in the same rooms. So except for a specialist it is not easy to really understand these comparisons and to mentally transpose what is explained to what you see. But the Kiefer part itself is awesome with many great pieces exposed. And no need to remind you that the museum is a jewel. Take the opportunity of your visit to grab a coffee at the café's terrace. If you come with children - they will enjoy the garden very much - but keep in mind that the strollers are not allowed in the (permanent and temporary) exhibition rooms.

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

H. Morgan...

Une très exposition intéressante sur les interroga
19/Mar/2017

J'ai trouvé le thème très intéressant, c'est ce qui m'a poussé à y aller. Je n'ai pas été déçue sur place, la collection est grandiose car des auteurs très connus se retrouvent à côté d'autres beaucoup plus discrets. Des écriteaux bien faits, mais pas sous chaque toile. Et un aménagement très mystérieux et plutôt sombre qui reflète l'atmosphère du thème de l'exposition. Je recommande !

Gesture and Material: “Another” Abstraction, Paris 1945-1965
@ Fondation Clément, Martinique, Caribbean
L. Jessyka

L. Jessyk...

Dimanche en famille
13/Mar/2017

We choose the "dimanche en famille" guided tour and had a wonderful time! It's a private visit for kids. The guide really talks to the kids and explains lot of interesting things, for parents too! After the exhibit, all family can do painting under the trees in the beautiful garden I recommend for sure !!! And it's free...

Kimono: Ladies’ Delight
@ Musée Guimet, Paris, France
H. Aurelie

H. Aureli...

Beautiful and interesting!
11/Mar/2017

Overall I really enjoyed this show. First, there is this timeline on the wall at the entrance which recaps and compares the history of Japan and France/Occidental world, over the last 5 centuries. Obviously high level but very useful when you doesn't know a clue about Eastern history before the XXth century. We have then many kimonos displayed. Painted, embroided, colored, in different materials going from cotton to silk through linen, along with useful and simple explanations. I was a disappointed though not to see any photos or images of Japanese women or even manikins wearing them. The last room is as unexpected as it is beautiful. A far more contemporary atmosphere to address the japonism trend very much in fashion in France and Europe at the end of the 19th and until recently. Don't miss the film at the end of the exhibit ; though a bit long it is well done and informative.

Alexandra David-Néel: An Adventurer at the Museum
@ Musée Guimet, Paris, France
H. Aurelie

H. Aureli...

Couci couça
11/Mar/2017

je m'attendais à une expo excitante, retraçant la vie ou une partie de la vie d'Alexandra David Neel avec des aventures presque. J'y suis même allée avec ma fille de 5 ans en pensant que ça allait l'amuser mais je n'ai pas été convaincue. C'est une exposition bien documentée mais pas assez abordable et il manque des petits éléments d'explications simples, une carte du monde pour nous faire suivre ses périples, ce genre de choses...

Kimono: Ladies’ Delight
@ Musée Guimet, Paris, France
H. Timothy

H. Timoth...

Half fashion, half history lesson
10/Mar/2017

Nice garments with plenty of cool designs and needed context provided by the text panels. And I liked the way they brought it all home by laying out the influence Kimonos have on modern fashion.

Alexandra David-Néel: An Adventurer at the Museum
@ Musée Guimet, Paris, France
H. Timothy

H. Timoth...

Lama-lady
10/Mar/2017

I came away recognizing that long ago the world was truly a big and mysterious place. These days we don't hear of anyone coming back from a years-long trip and laying out artifacts that helps the world discover a new people / culture. It's a cool thought but everything on this planet is more or less online for our insta-gratification. Besides that the show was small and may come as a disappointment if you came just to see it.

Karel Appel: Art As Celebration !
@ Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
H. Aurelie

H. Aureli...

An explosion of colors and joy!
08/Mar/2017

Again a big congrats to the Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris! I am rarely disappointed by the exhibitions presented there. This one is an ode to happiness, colors and imagination. The show is aptly named: Art is a celebration. I particularly loved a film of the artist improvising a painting, he appears possessed by his own art, at first we think he does anything and everything and suddenly the painting is here, beautiful and masterful... I also liked a lot the thickness of the paint coat, the irregularity of the surface. Beautiful from near and far, from the front and from aside. So go go go and bring your family (of all ages)!

Rita Kernn-Larsen: Surrealist Paintings
@ Peggy Guggenheim, Venice, Italy
H. Timothy

H. Timoth...

Can't help but make the Dali comparison
06/Mar/2017

If only just because it's the big name in surrealist painting I couldn't help but think 'Dali' walking into this show. It's the kind of works you can stand in front for a while and think up things you see along the way. It's also in a really small setting which is nice (especially when there are few other visitors) given the relatively few paintings on view. And I'll add that having seen a couple shows at this museum I feel like I've gotten to know Peggy a little better...

William Merritt Chase (1849-1916): A Painter from New York to Venice
@ Ca’ Pesaro, Venice, Italy
H. Timothy

H. Timoth...

When in Venice...
05/Mar/2017

The show brings great works to a great space for a great walk through the painter's life. I enjoyed his paintings (though you sometimes struggle to find the right angle given the glare from the big windows) and I was helped along by simple and informative text panels which is important as I'm no art historian. This is a must if you're in Venice...and a big plus is the cafe's balcony overlooking the Grand Canal!

My Weapon against the Atom Bomb is a Blade of Grass - Tancredi. A Retrospective
@ Peggy Guggenheim, Venice, Italy
H. Aurelie

H. Aureli...

Get to know this wonderful artist!
05/Mar/2017

A beautiful exhibit. The right length. A clear evolution of the work from the beginning to the end accompanied by straight forward explanations. In the first room I was not convinced by Tancredi's art but as soon as I entered the second one I've been seduced! Quite big paintings, with many colors, squares, curves, points - big, small, huge, tiny... many points! - vivid tones and however softness conveyed in his work. I encourage everyone to go before it ends on March 13! Also because this show enables to know a bit more about Peggy Guggenheim herself.

My Weapon against the Atom Bomb is a Blade of Grass - Tancredi. A Retrospective
@ Peggy Guggenheim, Venice, Italy
H. Timothy

H. Timoth...

"Work is always born from the place in which it is
05/Mar/2017

I enjoyed discovering this artist who used to have a studio in Peggy's house just across the courtyard from the actual show. It was fun to see the progression of his work - helped along by clear text panels - in this fairly intimate setting. The space isn't big in the traditional museum sense but when there aren't a lot of people it's awesome. And let me also suggest you make the most of your visit by taking in the gardens with a drink at the café - I did that under the Venice sun and I felt like I was a guest of Peggy's!

WOW® World of Wearable Art™
@ Peabody Essex, Boston Area, USA
H. John

H. John

What a piece of garbs
01/Mar/2017

This is a fascinating exhibit of creativity and impracticality...save for the serious costume party attendee. With outfits bordering on the stuff of sci-fi movie wardrobes, the collection is an impressive display of daringness and imagination with a wide range of personalities coming through from piece to piece. I highly recommend this show.

Karel Appel: Art As Celebration !
@ Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
N. Delphine

N. Delphi...

Fun & colorful
28/Feb/2017

This was a very fun, colorful & joyful exhibition! I discovered this artist with this show and was happy to have done so as I really enjoyed the time spent there. I like what is behind that: it's inspired from children's drawings and mentally ill people. There is one video showing the artist while he is painting: it's very strong & powerful. I recommend you to go wander along this Karel Appel show!

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

bertrand ...

visiting the art-déco
28/Feb/2017

a very interesting exhibition. the first element of scandal is from the 15th century. a shoe "à la poulaine", the last one a japanese suit torn an dyed, ten years old. in between, you see garments at every century which were scandalous . both men clothes or women clothes. mostly women clothes. you have to admit that those poor girls had not much freedom to get dressed as they wished. i learned that the law created in 1905 or 1906 saying that a woman who wants to wear trousers in Paris must asked a written permission to the Prefecture de Police has been abrogated in 2013. At last ! my favorite outfit was a hunting jacket for woman from England, 1760 ; a wonder of elegance, a delicate curved waist ,bronze color with celadon cuffs. also beach trousers with a sleeveless top of 1930. i could have stayed hours in this exhibition. the light is low on cloths but that's the only way to keep them in good condition after all those years. i have to say that i am into photography, not at all into clothes but this exhibition tickled my curiosity and was worth the visit.

Icons of Modern Art: The Shchukin Collection
@ Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
N. Delphine

N. Delphi...

A must-see while in Paris!
28/Feb/2017

I just loved the Shchukin exhibition. The collection is nothing short of amazing: only master pieces and major artists. The Fondation is a beautiful building, and I find it's easy to circulate within the rooms as they are all very spacious, even if the flow of visitors is dense. The last 2-3 rooms are dedicated to young Muscovite artists and I liked it less, but anyway, very impressive and great exhibition !!!