Jean-Michel Basquiat at the Fondation Louis Vuitton
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
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
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
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
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...
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
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
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
"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
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.