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Jean-Michel Basquiat at the Fondation Louis Vuitton


Wednesday 07 November 2018

The great exhibition spaces of Paris have succeeded in bringing a taste of different cultures and art histories to French art lovers this year. There have been impressive shows that highlight the creativity and history of Japan, the symbolism of the Baltic sta

The Paris Salon du Chocolat 2018


Thursday 18 October 2018

The Salon du Chocolat experience is one that needs to be seen to be believed. Many chocolate lovers will have a good idea in their heads about what a grand celebration of chocolate should look like. Still, guests at the Porte de Versailles may be surprised at

A Dream of Italy: The Marquis Campana’s Collection


Tuesday 16 October 2018

Some of the most interesting, and most unique art exhibitions occur when two or more major players unite to collaborate on a vast project. Major galleries and organisations combine talents and resources for a never-before-seen spectacle of art. That

The cruel stories of Paula Rego at Musée de l'Orangerie


Friday 05 October 2018

There is something immediately engaging about the work of Lisbon-born artist Paula Rego. It would be difficult to describe her work as pretty or beautiful. In fact, it is the darkness of the pieces and the nightmare-ish vibes that keep the viewers' at

Waves of Renewal: Modern Japanese Prints 1900-1960


Monday 24 September 2018

Paris is currently celebrating The Year of Japan. So far, the city has seen a number of exhibitions that honour the eras and traditions of Japanese art work – such as the Treasures of Kyoto. Then there are the Japanese artists taking

Chiaroscuro Engraving Cranach, Raphael, Rubens...


Thursday 13 September 2018

Chiaroscuro is a term that might not be familiar to the average gallery patron but may have appeared in the teaching of many of Paris’ art schools. The term refers to colour wood engraving. It became a popular way to experiment with wood engrav

Paris Salon de la Photo 2018


Thursday 13 September 2018

November 2018 once again brings the Paris Salon de la Photo exposition. This event is a celebration of everything new and interesting in the world of photography. 

Magical Unicorns at Musee de Cluny Paris


Friday 07 September 2018

Any child will tell you that there is no right or wrong way to draw a unicorn. As long as it roughly resembles an equine creature, with some form of a horn on its head, it is a unicorn. Families may be surprised to learn just how varied artistic depictions of

Trésors de Kyoto at Musée Cernuschi


Thursday 30 August 2018

"Trésors de Kyoto: trois siècles de création Rinpa" translates as Treasures of Kyoto, three centuries of Rinpa creation. This tells Musée Cernuschi visitors all they need to know about what to expect. The show ta

Impressionists in London: French artists in exile


Friday 24 August 2018

When we think of some of the classic landscapes from French artists, we think of the romantic French countryside and scenic views of the Seine. However, between 1870-1904, there were many more depictions of the Thames.