Beirut Art Fair

  🇫🇷VERSION FRANCAISE Today, contemporary Arabic art is slightly less “trendy” than is African art. Indeed, there is a vast array of expositions dedicated to Africa, the new continent of art, the new Eldorado. Such exhibits, housed in the two powerhouses of the Jaques-Chirac museum (the Quai Branly Museum and the Cartier foundation), bring artistic…

Auguste Rodin  (Paris 1840-Meudon 1917)

  VERSION FRANCAISE Auguste Rodin is monumental, and celebrating the 100th anniversary of his death is an ode to the art of sculpting. Of his well-known works, those considered true symbols are “The Bourgeois of Calais,” “The Gates of Hell,” “The Kiss,” “Balzac,” and even “The Thinker.” These sculptures were all presented in 1993 at…

My trip to Marfa

to Mar(t)fa, rather…   VERSION FRANCAISE It was a complete visual and cultural shock—as a lover of art and the countryside, I was overwhelmed. It was as if discovering a separate universe, everything was beautiful, a sort of nostalgia touched with a hint of arid dryness. I actually liked the heat, not so stifling, and…

Johannes Vermeer at the Louvre…

  VERSION FRANCAISE By Charlotte Le Grix de la Salle Translated by Brianna Reed   Can light have a morality? Or rather virtue, like silence, a way of enveloping living beings and objects to reveal what’s hidden, or even divine? Thanks to Vermeer, we are familiar with and can recognize chiaroscuros, the shine of a…

Alexei Jawlensky : An iconic figure of Russian expressionism collected by Ronald S. Lauder.

VERSION FRANCAISE Alexei Jawlensky : An iconic figure of Russian expressionism collected by Ronald S. Lauder. It was with much impatience that I awaited the monographic exhibit of Alexei Jawlensky at the Neue Galerie of New York. In March of 2012, I happened upon this emblematic figure of Der Blaue Reiter during the exhibit called EXPRESSIONISMUS…