Jalonner

IMG_4863A visit to the musée Jacquemart-André is always on my must-do list when I visit Paris. This year, my visit must be prior to July 10 to catch De Zurbarán à Rothko, an exhibit culled from the personal and corporate collection of Alicia Koplowitz.

IMG_4864Koplowitz is the head of Spanish investment firm Grupo Omega Capital. She bought what she liked, starting with a piece of Sèvres porcelain, purchased at an auction in Paris many years ago. Her biography on the website refers to how the art acquisitions “ont jalonné” the great stages of her personal and professional life. Jalonner means “to punctuate” or “to define.” Get a promotion, buy a masterpiece. Not a bad way to celebrate.

IMG_4865The collection crosses centuries, continents and genres — much the way the Jacquemart-André permanent collection does. The 52 works prominently feature the portraits of women that Koplowitz prefers. The only questions that I need to resolve are, will I have brunch or lunch at the beautiful café and will I dine before or after I see the exhibit?

IMG_4866The Atlas of Beauty: Women of the World in 500 Portraits

 

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About Patricia Gilbert

Patricia Gilbert is a French teacher. She's Canadian, lives in the United States, but dreams of living in France. Follow her on Instagram @Onequalitythefinest and on Twitter @1qualthefinest.
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3 Responses to Jalonner

  1. Nemorino says:

    Yes, the Jacquemart-André is always worth a visit.

  2. Ellen A. says:

    The Koplowitz exhibit is really extraordinary. Best to arrive soon after the museum opens and go directly to the special exhibit (which is upstairs). The pieces are very special and span the centuries- including some Picassos I had never seen, a perfect tiny Gauguin, a large Rothko, and a small dynamic Greek torso – but the exhibit rooms are small, so you will want to be ahead of the crowd to fully appreciate each one. Enjoy!

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