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.

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.