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54 articles taggés "Paris"
Large-scale Zao Wou-ki
The UAM: twilight of the moderns?
Nicolas de Moustier
A gifted administrator and passionate art lover, this multi-talented man died on 16 January at the age of 57.
FIAC lifts its exhibitors’ spirits
This year looked complicated for FIAC because "intermediary" galleries are dying in France in 2018. But foreign players who were questioned after the…
Intoxicating Eastern perfumes
In focusing on the subtle art of Chinese perfume, the Musée Cernuschi provides a genuine olfactory discovery: the first to reveal its importance in…
Jean Fautrier: a comprehensive show
Pompidou goes international
While the Guggenheim chain is rusting, somewhat, the Centre Pompidou is consolidating its prestige in Malaga, Brussels and Shanghai. Its president,…
Robbie Fitzpatrick gambles on Paris
When Robbie Fitzpatrick throws himself into a new venture, he doesn't do things by halves. After five years directing a contemporary art gallery in…
Paris Photo: a decided success
Fine Arts Paris: first round
A new player in the antique art fair arena, Fine Arts Paris is counting on both beginner’s luck and its organising team’s expertise to score its first…
The Kugels: a taste for the beautiful
Walker Evans’ America
Ismaïl Bahri: washing the gaze
A virtually polyglot Salon du Dessin
It took a little under thirty years for the Paris fair to achieve a perfect balance between French and foreigners. Is Paris finally polyglot?
The beauty of line
PAD Paris: right in the 21st century
A beloved pachyderm
Tutankhamen’s mesmerising gaze
Tutankhamen returns to Paris nearly a century after Howard Carter found his tomb. Visitors will be able to admire the treasures that accompanied him…
Biennale Paris, 2019 version
Let’s take a look at the next edition of Biennale Paris – now less than four months away – with Mathias Ary Jan, Chairman of the Syndicat National…
Dora Maar, the hidden woman
Photographer, painter, activist: Dora Maar was much more than The Weeping Woman Picasso painted in 1937. The Centre Pompidou retrospective, Paris,…
Parcours des Mondes: the increasing presence of archaeology
Now firmly established as the global leader in non-European art, the Parcours des Mondes is widening its geographical scope to boost the presence of…
Jean-Louis Rémilleux to promote Paris's influence
Since 2017, the television producer and collector has been one of the nine members of the "Biennale Commission" in charge of setting the main guidelines…
Biennale Paris: Heading for the future
Rooted in reality, the Biennale has decided to forget the past and write a new chapter in its history.
What have galleries got lined up for the Biennale Paris?
For the new autumn season, several Paris galleries have pulled out all the stops, with outstanding hangs designed to resonate with the fair occupying…
Bacon's reading: the dangers of the too-exclusive
The Centre Pompidou, in Paris, is exploring Francis Bacon's literary pantheon in relation to fifty-odd works dating from the end of his life. An overly…
Outsider Art Fair: can art brut mix with contemporary art?
The Outsider Art Fair has become a meeting place for European collectors and confirms the appeal of contemporary art for what has long been a niche…
Six questions for Gabriela Sismann
In 1994, Gabriela and Mathieu Sismann founded their gallery dedicated to antique sculpture: an occasion to celebrate 25 glorious years!
Respect, Monsieur Lautrec!
Dazzling, ferocious, affable: the eye of Toulouse-Lautrec reveals his immense humanity in the retrospective at the Grand Palais: some two hundred works…
Paris Photo 2019: an expanding world
Does reality become diluted? It changes, rather. Transformations in the sphere of photography are continuing apace, and the speciality's benchmark…
The fair that revives the fine arts
For its third edition, Fine Arts Paris is no longer focusing only on graphic arts and sculpture, hitherto its trademark, but is opening out to new…
Summer and autumn: modern art seasons
A nostalgic Van Dongen and a Henri Martin at home in Marquayrol brilliantly illustrate two facets of modernism.
The Templons: contemporary art gallery owners from father to son
At 33, Mathieu Templon joined his father's company (based in Paris) by taking over the Brussels branch. Although son and father may not always agree…
The miraculous door of the Hôtel de Ville
At first glance, it's just a door. Yet the history of this door, which opened the way to the French monarchs for two centuries, borders on the miraculous.…
The Odiot company
Part of the silversmith aristocracy, Odiot was supplier to the Europe's leading courts, and its most outstanding achievements sometimes top the €200,000…
The heart: a vital organ as both theme and symbol
The Musée de la Vie romantique in Paris explores the heart and its representation in contemporary art.
Brexit: wait and see
After almost half a century of living "together", the United Kingdom stopped being part of the European Union on 1 February. London and Brussels have…
Les Invalides: a temple for souls and bodies
The Hôtel des Invalides was founded in Paris three hundred and fifty years ago. We look back at the history of a unique architectural complex.
Géricault’s star is on the rise
Disparaged during his lifetime and mourned after his death, Géricault still haunts auction houses.
Stories in a bottle
Perfume bottles recount a wealth of many-hued stories. Here are a few of them.
Vera Molnar: between rigueur and transgression
The digital art pioneer celebrated her 95th birthday in January. Her preparations for two exhibitions for Zurich and the Centre Pompidou are in no…
Ruben Sobol, photographer of the Roaring Twenties
A painstaking search resulted in a major donation to the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF): around 300 prints by a Parisian portrait photographer…
"Bêtes de scène à Paris" Animals in contemporary sculpture
In search of lost works by Alberto Giacometti
Virtuosity rewarded for a "Violinist" by Gen Paul
Unsurprisingly, the work by the expressionist artist set the tone in the bidding at Saint-Brieuc. In its wake came an early figure by Pompon and a…
A 15th-century matrix for the Bibliothèque Nationale de France
This rare example of a printing plate aroused a positive salvo of bids
Agnès Kentish, timeless design
Agnès Kentish launched Élizabeth Garouste and Mattia Bonetti at her gallery En attendant les barbares. Today she features designers’ creations inspired…
Hervé Van der Straeten and Alexandre Biaggi: A Pair of Aesthetes
Hervé Van der Straeten designed a collection for antique dealer Alexandre Biaggi – a match made in heaven for two people with a love of decorative…
Harper’s Bazaar: the first fashion magazine
Emmanuel Kasarhérou: a new direction for the Musée du quai Branly?
Named as head of the Musée du quai Branly after a six-month transition period, the former director of Noumea's Tjibaou Cultural Centre talks about…
Talent has no age for Boucher
Good things come in twos! After brilliantly knocking down Jusepe de Ribera’s a p hilosopher: The Happy Geometer on June 16, the Daguerre auction house…
Spotlight on Line Vautrin
This “Sun King” mirror confirms the popularity of a designer who gave her works poetic names.
Auguste Herbin: lover of Paris
When he started out, the future champion of geometric painting dazzled viewers with a post-Impressionist technique that marvellously expressed all…
Emmanuel de Bayser’s design
"The beauty of the gesture" at Sèvres: Musée national de Céramique
Talent has no age for Boucher
Le Bal des Quat'z’Arts at the Carnavalet
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08 July 2020 - 19:08
3 finalists for the Jean-François Prat Prize for Contemporary Art announced
08 July 2020 - 17:10
The Rodin Museum won't sell more bronzes
08 July 2020 - 15:01
Salisbury Cathedral reopens today with art exhibition
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