Category Archives: Art

Benis soient ceux qui sont capables de voir la beauté

The musée Marmottan Monet, on the edge of the genteel 16th arrondissement of Paris, has just a few special exhibits a year and I often find that I’ve arived either too late or too early for their latest offering. This … Continue reading

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Sérénissime

Venice is a city that has always drawn me the same way that Paris does. Until June 25, 2017, you can virtually visit Venice during Carnaval at the musée Cognacq-Jay, a small but delightful museum in the Marais that always has … Continue reading

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Au-delà des étoiles

This week, I got the official dates for my summer job in Paris. The plan is to arrive a few days before the set-up week starts so I can get over the weight of jetlag and to visit the south … Continue reading

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Friday Finds 8

MM. LaFleur – At this time of the winter, looking foward to spring – and spring clothes – is a popular coping mechanism. I need absolutely nothing, but I can’t help looking at the lovely clothes on the M.M. LaFleur … Continue reading

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Friday Finds 6

Pierre Gouthière: Virtuoso Gilder at the French Court – This exhibit of stunning gilt porcelain is at New York’s Frick Collection until February 19, 2017. Gouthière (1732–1813) worked for Louis XV and Louis XVI as a master ciseleur–doreur (chaser-gilder). His works commissioned and collected … Continue reading

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Sans jury ni récompense

I love my Page a-day Gallery Calendar; it brightens each day with beautiful images. Through it, I learn about new works from favorite artists and discover some new artists with talent that I admire. Paul Signac is one of those … Continue reading

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Une Empreinte

On a stroll around our temporary neighborhood in the Haut Marais, we came upon a gorgeous store named Empreintes (5 rue de Picardie). This light-flooded concept store is filled with the work of hundreds of different artisans: potters, jewelers, wood-turners, … Continue reading

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