Jean jacques henner (1829-1905) museum, Paris

VERSION FRANCAISE This morning, I visited the Jean-Jacques Henner Museum, a ravishing private mansion in the Plaine-Monceau neighborhood. The mansion was constructed during the 3rd Republic for the young painter, Guillaume Dubufe, nephew of the composer Gounod. Murals done by Guillaume Dubufe decorate the Train Bleu restaurant at the train station in Lyon; some of…

Yo Picasso…

FRENCH VERSION (click here) “Yo, Picasso” (I, Picasso), look at my life, read my journal through my work, decipher the codes…this is what the artist seems to state in this self-portrait from 1901… A giant masterpiece of a man who painted his life one day at a time, an intimate diary that was shown to…

An evening at the Orangerie…with Monet – Paris

LIRE VERSION FRANCAISE Article by Anne Lesage, following an interview conducted by Florence Briat-Soulié with Alexandre Duval-Stalla, author of Claude Monet – Georges Clémenceau : une histoire, deux caractères. Folio. 2013. Last night, the Orangerie opened its doors for us. The event began with citrus-flavored aperitifs in the new café adjacent to the bookstore. Perhaps a…

The Vertigo Effect – Mac Val

To celebrate its tenth anniversary, the Mac Val museum opens its doors on a dizzying exhibition: “The Vertigo Effect,” inspired by Alfred Hitchock’s masterfully directed film “Vertigo.” If you follow the progression of this article, you’ll understand the purpose of this title, which serves as an homage to the famous film’s recursive nature. It’s also a…

The extraordinary destiny of Paul Durand-Ruel – The Impressionists’ merchant – Talk by Flavie Durand-Ruel

  “Paul Durand-Ruel was a pioneer, innovative not only for his artistic choices but also for the principles that he instilled in the title of contemporary art dealer.” – Flavie Durand-Ruel   I traveled to London to attend the compelling lecture given by Flavie Durand-Ruel on the life of her famous great great grandfather. Invited…

Gustave Moreau – Paris

Gustave Moreau (1826-1898) had a genius idea: to share with the public an enchanting world, as well as that of the life of a 19th-century bourgeois family. To pull this off, he features a well thought-out museum; his apartment is designed exactly to his taste and even has a room dedicated to Alexandrine. The first…