Museums

Chantilly Tops Versailles

For quite a while I have felt misgivings about taking clients to see the interior of the Chateau in Versailles. That is not for any lack of marvelous sights to see there. The pace of re-acquisition of exquisite objects and art that were created for Versailles and sold-off after the French Revolution continues unabated. […]

Mona Lisa Moves, Meets Rubens

The line forms under the glass pyramid of the Louvre. It snakes up the escalator into the Richelieu wing,  and up two more escalators to the second floor,  and into the Salle Medicis. That is where Mona Lisa,  also known as Lisa Gherardini, resides until October,  when she will return to where she has […]

The Courtauld collection at the Vuitton Foundation

What a collection this is!!! Only to be seen until June 17th at the renowned Frank Gehry building of the Louis Vuitton Foundation in the Bois de Boulogne in western paris, this is one of the most staggering Impresionnist collections ever assembled, period. 110 pieces of art of international stature, among which one finds […]

Obscure Art Treasures in France

If you have had the good fortune to encounter the art of Hieronymus Bosch, and, more fortunate still, the leisure to peruse and contemplate his universe, you may have become as fascinated as I have been with his dramatically powerful imagination and his vivid portrayals of humanity preyed upon by a host of demons […]

The André Malraux Museum of Fine Arts in Le Havre

Of the many Museums of Fine Arts that were created in France in the 19thcentury, one of the most unique is the André Malraux Museum in Le Havre. Like much of that city, the former Le Havre Museum of Fine Arts was destroyed during the Allied bombing raids of 1944. Almost all of its […]

Yves Saint Laurent Museum Paris

Of the 130 museums in Paris, no less than seven of them relate to the world of fashion. This one was created by the Foundation Pierre Bergé — Yves Saint Laurent and is located in the headquarters of the YSL haute couture house from 1974 to 2002, the year the house closed and was […]

Corot – The painter and his models

Exhibition from Feb 8th to July 8th 2018

 

The lovely Marmottan Monet Museum presents (until July 8) a rare display of intimate paintings of one of the great French masters of the 19th century.

Camille Corot (1796-1875) was mostly known and trained in the neoclassical style which featured landscapes and traditional themes. But he was also […]

Best Paris Museums for Porcelain

If you are interested in porcelain, you will recognize the name Sèvres, a virtual synonym for exquisite porcelain ever since its factory was created in 1740. You might not know that in the same suburb of the same name, Sèvres, there is an amazing museum devoted to many of the different forms of ceramics […]

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Claude Monet, Collector

If your love of Claude Monet’s art is sufficiently intense, you might wonder what sort of art the master collected for himself. Answers are available in an unusual exposition at the Marmottan Monet Museum in Paris, until January 14: “Monet Collectionneur.”
Comprised of over 100 paintings, several sculptures, drawings and prints (including an assortment of […]

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The Hansen’s Secret Garden

 
Between 1916 and 1918, an astute Danish businessman indulged a personal passion for French art and amassed a collection of exceptional works of French artists ranging from Camille Corot to Paul Gauguin. Part of the collection, about 40 works, is on loan and can be seen until January 22 at the Jacquemart Andre Museum […]

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