Magali
Magali

Magali

Interesting historical show
American Painting in the 1930’s
@ Orangerie Museum, Paris, France
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...!

patrick
patrick

patrick

FANTIN LATOUR
Henri Fantin-Latour, 1836-1904
@ Luxembourg, Paris, France
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"

Aurelie
Aurelie

Aurelie

Cool one!
You Say You Want a Revolution: Records & Rebels 1966-70
@ Victoria & Albert, London, England
31 Jan, 2017

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

Violettecruse
Violettecruse

Violettecruse

impressive collection and lovely dinner
Icons of Modern Art: The Shchukin Collection
@ Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
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.

Timothy
Timothy

Timothy

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.

Timothy
Timothy

Timothy

Not too big. Not too small. Story well told.
Hell According to Rodin
@ Rodin Museum, Paris, France
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.

Antoine
Antoine

Antoine

Superbe! magnifique!
Hergé
@ Grand Palais, Paris, France
13 Jan, 2017

exposition tres interessante, parfait pour les anfants

Timothy
Timothy

Timothy

Have fun with it. Bring your lover.
Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear
@ Victoria & Albert, London, England
12 Jan, 2017

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

Antoine
Antoine

Antoine

superbe exposition incroyable
Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest
@ New Museum, New York, USA
12 Jan, 2017

vraiment incroyable

Antoine
Antoine

Antoine

superbe expo
The Great Animal Orchestra
@ Fondation Cartier, Paris, France
12 Jan, 2017

A voir absolument

Timothy
Timothy

Timothy

A good story is told
South Africa: The Art of a Nation
@ British Museum, London, England
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...

John
John

John

very nice
Beyond Words: Italian Renaissance Books
@ Isabella Gardner, Boston Area, USA
11 Jan, 2017

fascinating era and very nice array of materials.

Timothy
Timothy

Timothy

Good theme for a 'Picashow' ;)
Picasso Portraits
@ National Portrait Gallery UK, London, England
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.

Phyllis A
Phyllis A

Phyllis A

15 out of 40 are here.
The Art of Clara Peeters
@ Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain
10 Jan, 2017

I didn't know she existed. Cool that 15 of her 40 remaining paintings were in one room. Domestic art of still life's, so not surprising that a woman could participate.

Phyllis A
Phyllis A

Phyllis A

A nice collection
Meta-Painting: A Journey to the Idea of Art
@ Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain
10 Jan, 2017

Some of the masterpiece's.from the Prado's collection were on display. Much bigger than you think than upon entering. Wish I had more time to see it all closely.

Timothy
Timothy

Timothy

The 60s as we imagined them
You Say You Want a Revolution: Records & Rebels 1966-70
@ Victoria & Albert, London, England
10 Jan, 2017

This was a fun show. Heavy on content but it seemed almost appropriate given how much was going on at the time. Highlights were fun artifacts like hand written lyrics by the artists (ie. the Beatles) and Woodstock - a huge screen that wraps around the room with footage.

Timothy
Timothy

Timothy

Not into hair but liked the show
Hair by Sam McKnight
@ Somerset House, London, England
09 Jan, 2017

Went into this for the fun of it but thought it was well done. Exhibited were magazine covers we've all seen, personalities we all know and clips of fashion shows that give the exhibition a fun dynamic.

Timothy
Timothy

Timothy

Need context to come away positive
Robert Rauschenberg
@ Tate Modern, London, England
09 Jan, 2017

He's a big-name artist so it's a show worth seeing but I felt a little lost walking through it. The text panels helped to a point - it gave general context of the artist - but didn't help me grasp the importance of individual artworks. Though the Tate Modern felt like the right setting for this kind of show - and I can say kids will enjoy it as there's lots of different kinds of art and mediums to ponder...

artheart
artheart

artheart

Plastic and Loud
Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty
@ Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
09 Jan, 2017

Just not my cup of tea. Some of the works were very thought provoking -- a few pieces in particular with themes of consumption and appetite (via sex and food) prompted a conversation between me and the friend I saw the exhibit with. But the work in general was too loud for me. And in terms of the exhibit, I didn't feel like I walked away with a strong sense of the artist's work -- I would rather have seen some depth (many pictures from a particular series) as opposed to a broad survey (fewer pieces in many different styles).

artheart
artheart

artheart

Loud Bright Optimistic
Stuart Davis: In Full Swing
@ National Gallery DC, Washington DC, USA
09 Jan, 2017

Loved this exhibit. Saw it first in NYC last fall and again in January at the National Gallery. The set-up in the National Gallery is phenomenal -- big rooms, lots to see and enjoy. This is one to leave you happy and energized -- the works are full of the sounds of life.

artheart
artheart

artheart

Eye-Opening
Kerry James Marshall
@ Met Breuer, New York, USA
09 Jan, 2017

Masterpieces. Wish the wall text was stronger and provided more context -- would like to know more about the references in the works, the structure of the pieces, re-occuring themes of the artist, etc.

artheart
artheart

artheart

Restorative
Agnes Martin
@ Guggenheim, New York, USA
09 Jan, 2017

Restorative. Take your time with this one. It takes a few moments for your eyes to adjust -- the work is subtle -- but once you are in the "zone" the pieces are quietly powerful. Perfect for a winter afternoon.

chocolatine
chocolatine

chocolatine

Impressive
Valentin de Boulogne: Beyond Caravaggio
@ Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
09 Jan, 2017

Quite an impressive collection of Valentin's work - this is one of the larger exhibitions that I have seen at the MET in many years. Having so many of his paintings arranged according to theme in large rooms provided a great opportunity to understand and appreciate the work. Also, the text panels on many of the works provided a level of insight that was both fun and informative.

patrick
patrick

patrick

Spectaculaire Second Empire
The Spectacular Second Empire, 1852-1870
@ Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France
08 Jan, 2017

Quelle richesse que cette époque, toute en contradiction! J'ai beaucoup aimé le mélange de peintures, sculptures, bijoux, et autres objets d'art! Comment ne pas être fiers d'être Français!

patrick
patrick

patrick

Bazille
08 Jan, 2017

Bravo au musée d'orsay de consacrer une exposition à ce peintre trop tôt disparu! sa progression est mise en parallèle avec ses contemporains et amis qui ne sont autres, excusez du peu, que Monet, Manet, Fantin-Latour,Renoir, Cezanne et j'en passe.........Ne vous privez surtout pas de cette délicieuse promenade!