Masterpieces from the Leiden Collection: The Age Rembrandt
@ Louvre, Paris, France
N. Delphine

N. Delphi...

Very short exhibit
28/Feb/2017

This is not my favorite paintings nor favorite period but I have to admit that Leiden is really good when it comes to shades of light. To me, this is a very fine and delicate paintings show and this is what I appreciated. However, the exhibition is very short (2 rooms or so) and not very well indicated within the giant Louvre museum! However, if you go to the Louvre to see Vermeer, you should have a look!

Bernard Buffet: A Retrospective
@ Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
N. Delphine

N. Delphi...

Disturbing yet very great show to see
28/Feb/2017

I didn't really know Bernard Buffet's work, so I really wanted to see this show to discover it. Well, this is the kind of exhibition which is very interesting, but can be quite disturbing. Indeed, Buffet's work can be sometimes very hard to look at, I had goose bumps while looking at some of his pieces. But this show is one of those that you're glad to have seen and you should hurry because it's going to close!

Bernard Buffet: A Retrospective
@ Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
H. Aurelie

H. Aureli...

Five days left to see it, and it’s worth it!
27/Feb/2017

I didn’t really know Buffet’s work and was not attracted by it. But I must say that this exhibit was super interesting and very rich. It’s surprising to see that while I don’t really like it, I felt a lot of feelings in his works. His way of painting is sharp and angular, plane and grey (at least in the first part of his career) and still it conveys a kind of softness and a lot of nostalgia. It makes you want to observe and decipher the reason or story behind the painting. There is several series then depicting the horror of war, or associating eroticism and death, it’s more colorful but not cheerful at all. On the contrary, I would almost say that the more colors he puts, the more tense, disturbing and even aggressive his work is. Well, it is a long exhibit full of surprises that I really recommend. NB/ As you have understood, it’s not the best place to bring your children!

Masterpieces from the Leiden Collection: The Age Rembrandt
@ Louvre, Paris, France
H. Aurelie

H. Aureli...

Disappointing
24/Feb/2017

Ok it's not my favorite painting or time in art history and I acknowledge there are beautiful art works with incredible details and treatment of light. But it is a very small exhibition and the two rooms or so are lost in the middle of two galleries; so at first I was not sure to be actually in the exhibit and about its delimitation. I didn't find the texts and panels really clear, and I was sometimes a bit disappointed by the lighting.

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

H. Timoth...

Donkeys having a blast!!
24/Feb/2017

'Feestje' is Dutch for small celebration and it's spot on! I walked into this show not knowing much about Karel Appel and walked out feeling good so I'd say go see it. It's colorful and playful and will be as much fun with your buddy/partner/parent as it will be with your 5 year-old. And as for the donkeys you'll be greeted by 4 of them laughing their heads off :)

Masterpieces from the Leiden Collection: The Age Rembrandt
@ Louvre, Paris, France
H. Timothy

H. Timoth...

Good to see, not a must see
22/Feb/2017

If you're into Dutch painting and you're at the Louvre then it's worth seeing. For me I've always been impressed by how these painters worked the light into their scenes. Besides that the show almost felt like an afterthought (which is too bad given the generosity of the Kaplans) - it shared a gallery with impressionist painters and if you're not paying attention you might walk through it without realizing.

Emmanuel Saulnier: Black Dancing
@ Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
N. Delphine

N. Delphi...

Nice sculpture show
21/Feb/2017

Light steel sculptures projecting beautiful shadows on a dark room. It's a nice installation. You won't go at the Palais de Tokyo only to see this room but definitively worth a look when you are here!

Taro Izumi: Pan
@ Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
H. Aurelie

H. Aureli...

Fun
21/Feb/2017

Exhibits at the Palais de Tokyo are always startling. You sometimes wonder if it's a joke or real art. But the result is a questioning about what is art, its value, its meaning, its purpose. The Palais de Tokyo is the champion in Paris for these existential questions. Taro Izumi in Pan proposes an amazing installation confronting big photos of footballers in action with monumental sculptures made of everyday furnitures assembled to welcome the sportsmen in action in the same posture as on the pictures they're associated with. It's original and fun! And quite impressive as well.

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

d. Tiffan...

A voir !
21/Feb/2017

Une collection superbe et très bien mise en scène qui nous re-plonge dans cette période clé de l'histoire de l'art. Nous avons particulièrement aimé les mises en scènes et choix d’œuvres autour de Matisse. N'hésitez pas à prévoir 2 ou 3h : 1H30 ne nous a pas suffit... Seul bémol : le sens de la visite n'est pas toujours très clair.

Anatomy of a Collection - Part II
@ Palais Galliera, Paris, France
H. Aurelie

H. Aureli...

Splendid!
04/Feb/2017

So many beautiful fashion pieces. It's a pleasure for the eye. I didn't quite get the explanations but the just walking through the dresses and costumes is worth it! Interesting to note that this is the kind of exhibit my 5 y.o. loves!

Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World
@ Design Museum, London, London, England
H. Timothy

H. Timoth...

Fun, interactive and message received !
03/Feb/2017

This was a great introduction to the idea that design influences just about everything we touch and do. You can jump around with a smart robot (fun for everyone and great for the kids) and look into a living room that could easily belong in our apartment made up of a collection of items designed and/or made in every corner of the European Union (worth thinking about given the times...). And the museum itself is fun to walk around...stop by the bar on the top floor for a quick tea and snack.

Taro Izumi: Pan
@ Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
L. Anouk

L. Anouk

PAN, qui est la victime ?
03/Feb/2017

Taro Izumi adopte la position du "trickster" (personnalité chaotique, imprévisible et sacrée). Il fait du public un cobaye. Il renverse les conventions et joie avec les codes. L'exposition "PAN" est, comme l'écrit Jean de Loisy son commissaire, un coup de fusil en plastique asséné au monde normé. Drôle et salutaire !

American Painting in the 1930’s
@ Orangerie Museum, Paris, France
Magali

Magali

Interesting historical show
01/Feb/2017

The exhibition is very well organized and documented. However not a big fan of many selected pieces. But some great ones as well...!

Henri Fantin-Latour, 1836-1904
@ Luxembourg, Paris, France
patrick

patrick

FANTIN LATOUR
31/Jan/2017

Finalement Fantin Latour est un peintre assez méconnu, qui bien qu'ayant fréquenté Manet Bazille Renoir Scholderer, Beaudelaire Rimbaud....creuse son sillon avec indépendance et ambition. L'ambiance de cette exposition est assez austère, on sent un homme assez tourmenté; il excelle dans les portraits de groupe ce qui ne se faisait pas beaucoup à l'époque. Ses fleurs et fruits sont représentés avec beaucoup de subtilité et sont d'un réalisme inouï. Je terminerai en citant un commentaire de Paul Claudel:"Chaque tableau apporte avec lui un carré de silence et une raison à notre ramage intérieur de s'interrompre"

You Say You Want a Revolution: Records & Rebels 1966-70
@ Victoria & Albert, London, England
H. Aurelie

H. Aureli...

Cool one!
31/Jan/2017

Super interesting and nice works displayed. A pleasure for the eyes and for the intellect!

Icons of Modern Art: The Shchukin Collection
@ Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
Violettecruse

Violettec...

impressive collection and lovely dinner
29/Jan/2017

even better on the second visit! I went to see the collection a second time and was still impressed by the quality of the content. I watched to film this time, which I thought was very interesting. the Matisse room was my favorite as well as one of Derain's painting. A must see exhibition. the museum itself is amazing. make sure you go outside on different terraces. we then had dinner at Le Frank (you need to make a reservation), lovely restaurant. the combination of exhibition and dinner made a perfect friday night.

Geste Baroque: The Salzbourg Collections
@ Louvre, Paris, France
H. Timothy

H. Timoth...

Not organized for us
16/Jan/2017

The story was not told for me...perhaps it was told for another curator. Very long texts in small font are not conducive to a learning experience when a large number of people are navigating a tight space. I enjoyed seeing some of the works on display but I imagine for the public at large a sense of disappointment if they came just for this show.

Hell According to Rodin
@ Rodin Museum, Paris, France
H. Timothy

H. Timoth...

Not too big. Not too small. Story well told.
13/Jan/2017

I managed a weekday visit which was really pleasant. The wall texts were easy, informative and supportive of the works on display - together it made for a fun look at Rodin's artistic and literary interests.

Hergé
@ Grand Palais, Paris, France
A. Antoine

A. Antoin...

Superbe! magnifique!
13/Jan/2017

exposition tres interessante, parfait pour les anfants

Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear
@ Victoria & Albert, London, England
H. Timothy

H. Timoth...

Have fun with it. Bring your lover.
12/Jan/2017

Mostly just fun to see the evolution of undies over time. Got a kick out of a few items on show.

Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest
@ New Museum, New York, USA
A. Antoine

A. Antoin...

superbe exposition incroyable
12/Jan/2017

vraiment incroyable

The Great Animal Orchestra
@ Fondation Cartier, Paris, France
A. Antoine

A. Antoin...

superbe expo
12/Jan/2017

A voir absolument

South Africa: The Art of a Nation
@ British Museum, London, England
H. Timothy

H. Timoth...

A good story is told
11/Jan/2017

Reading the wall texts was the best part of the show. It was a mini history lesson supported by objects and artworks. It was a smaller show than I anticipated...

Beyond Words: Italian Renaissance Books
@ Isabella Gardner, Boston Area, USA
H. John

H. John

very nice
11/Jan/2017

fascinating era and very nice array of materials.

Picasso Portraits
@ National Portrait Gallery UK, London, England
H. Timothy

H. Timoth...

Good theme for a 'Picashow' ;)
11/Jan/2017

It was as much a biographical show as an art show. Fun to see how Picasso thought of his women over time, and good to have clear wall texts to help you through it.