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@ Met Breuer, New York, USA
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.
@ Guggenheim, New York, USA
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.
@ Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
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.
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!
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!
@ Courtauld Gallery, London, England
Too focussed not to be outshined by the gallery's collection of masterpieces
Belle expo dans un bel endroit
@ Design Museum, London, London, England
Just a few rooms for this wonderful exhibit but some amazing installations. I would mention three of them: an interesting film about Mongolian cultural transformations, Mimus the huge smart robot (made for the kids enjoyment) and the pan European living room created with furnitures from the 28 member states! Take the opportunity of this visit to discover the design museum, its congenial environment, cosy restaurant and great store!
@ Tate Modern, London, England
At first it felt difficult to dive into the show as there is no real homogeneity among the art works. Rauschenberg seems to have tried many arts and technics from painting to sculpture and installations through drawing or image transfer. The most impressive part of the exhibit is the one where art and engineering are combined to create massive and original pieces.
@ Victoria & Albert, London, England
Super set up for this gorgeous exhibition where so many pretty outfits were presented. It was captivating to see the evolution of men and women's underwears and indoor clothing from the 17th century up to now. If you like fashion and history, this show is for you!
@ National Portrait Gallery UK, London, England
The first part of the exhibit left me half convinced; there were many rapidly executed drawings and sketches, which was interesting as we don't know well this part of Picasso's work but which didn't really speak to me. I preferred the second part of the show which was more "Picasso style" and as such more accessible.
@ British Museum, London, England
Nice exhibit with interesting panels on South Africa history. Actually I enjoyed more reading the texts than really looked at the art pieces displayed. A nice kids circuit though.
@ Somerset House, London, England
It is more the set up than the texts and panels which will be remembered from this exhibit. The visitor is carried out from a catwalk show backstage to the catwalk itself with video broadcast of hair dressing and fashion shows, and many magazine covers and photos of personalities and models "created" by Mc Knight. Interesting view on how the image of famous people - such as Kate Moss, Madonna or Lady Di - is built and the role of hair dress (but not only) in this process.
Beaucoup de tableaux (un peu trop ?), beaucoup trop de monde, mais beaucoup d'oeuvres magnifiques. La salle Matisse est vraiment superbe, quelques très beaux Cézanne et des Picasso dispersés ça et là. Impresionnant !
@ Chateau Versailles, Versailles, France
A nice educational exhibit but I have seen better in Versailles. The texts and panels were very often in darkness (and only in French). Still some interesting and fun facts with an amazing costumes displayed and great theatre sets shown.
@ Quai Branly, Paris, France
I'm so happy I managed to fit this exhibition in during my stay in Paris. A very moving selection of journals, cartoons, literature, and photography. Some of the work presents a sense of humor that threads through the exhibit which is most refreshing during the dark subject matter -may have you chuckling amongst your tears. It's accompanied with a terrific soundtrack. I also really enjoyed the selected cinema clips none of which I was familiar with-fascinating!
A very well laid out and presented introduction to the life, art work, and history of Frederic Bazille and his impressionist contemporaries. One gets a window into the youth of this all star cast of impressionists which is quite inspiring.
@ Grand Palais, Paris, France
Really nice exhibition that explain Hergé's life and nice to do with kids!
Less known than his friends Monet or Renoir, Bazille was however a talented painter who died young but left behind some masterpieces. I learned a lot about his friendship with the impressionists and the role he played in the movement. The beginning of the show is a bit disappointing with the narrowness of the rooms but it gets better as we move in. And I would also say that after the "second empire exhibit", the paintings seem at first quite small. But an overall good impression on this exhibit!
I was expecting a nice yet not exciting show and I was really pleasantly surprised. Many huge gorgeous paintings with absorbing explanations. The Musée d'Orsay is resolutely good at setting up its exhibits and triggering the visitors' interest! Cherry on the cake: my five year old daughter loved it as much as I did.
For anybody who loves Paris and has even the slightest interest in history this is the show to see. The content is as good as it gets but mostly the story is there to guide you through it.
Feels a little cavernous walking into this show but overall it's a nice intro to a talented artist who ran with the likes of Monet. Perhaps he could have been one of the greats had he not volunteered and died in the Franco-Prussian conflict...?
Si il y a une exposition A NE PAS MANQUER, c'est bien celle ci! en effet tous les goûts sont contentés. Chtchoukine a su se procurer un panel des plus grands peintres, La mise en scène à la fondation Vuitton est remarquable. La promenade dans ce magnifique site est bien orchestrée. Un régal! allez y vers 17h, et vous n'aurez pas trop de monde.
@ Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Magritte est plus un philosophe qu'un peintre, il dit de lui même "je ne suis pas peintre" la peinture, pour lui, est un outil pour représenter une association d'idées et doit conduire à une réflexion, ou encore la peinture est un jeu d'illusion. Il aimait peindre le banal provoquant une sensation de mystère.Pour celui qui aime Magritte, cette exposition nous montre des tableaux quasi inconnus du grand public et elle est remarquablement mise en scène. Je n'ai malheureusement pas rêvé, comme je l'attends d'une exposition trop de torture d'esprit ! Du reste , était-ce une exposition?.............
@ Jacquemart-André, Paris, France
Tucked away upstairs the space doesn't do justice to the works on display. It's hardly inviting and the set-up makes it hard to find a rhythm, which in turn interferes with whatever story the curators are trying to tell.