Delphine
Delphine

Delphine

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!

Delphine
Delphine

Delphine

Disturbing yet very great show to see
Bernard Buffet: A Retrospective
@ Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
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!

Aurelie
Aurelie

Aurelie

Five days left to see it, and it’s worth it!
Bernard Buffet: A Retrospective
@ Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
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!

Aurelie
Aurelie

Aurelie

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.

Timothy
Timothy

Timothy

Donkeys having a blast!!
Karel Appel: Art As Celebration !
@ Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
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 :)

Timothy
Timothy

Timothy

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.

Delphine
Delphine

Delphine

Nice sculpture show
Emmanuel Saulnier: Black Dancing
@ Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
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!

Aurelie
Aurelie

Aurelie

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

Tiffany
Tiffany

Tiffany

A voir !
Icons of Modern Art: The Shchukin Collection
@ Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
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.

Aurelie
Aurelie

Aurelie

Splendid!
Anatomy of a Collection - Part II
@ Palais Galliera, Paris, France
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!

Timothy
Timothy

Timothy

Fun, interactive and message received !
Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World
@ Design Museum, London, London, England
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.

Anouk
Anouk

Anouk

PAN, qui est la victime ?
Taro Izumi: Pan
@ Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
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 !

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.