Art & Stamps – Mobile App for Paris Museums

Art & Stamps – Mobile App for Paris Museums

August 1st, 2013 | Apps, France

The new Paris: Art and Stamps app because was built by a man who loves art–Mark H. Haimann, M.D. A retired ophthalmologist, Haimann’s passion led him to build his very own app using the free Tour Buddy app builder platform by uploading 125 images of… Read More

Pinault collection to go on display for the first time in Paris

Pinault collection to go on display for the first time in Paris

July 26th, 2013 | Collections, Collectors, France, Shows

A Paris exhibit called “À triple tour: oeuvres de la collection Pinault” (in English, “Triple Locked: Works from the Pinault Collection) will present the private collection of French businessman and patron of the arts François Pinault to the public for the first time. The exhibit,… Read More

Fernand Léger: Modern Art and the Metropolis

Fernand Léger: Modern Art and the Metropolis

July 24th, 2013 | France, Modernism, Shows

An interdisciplinary exhibition will shed new light on the vitally experimental decade of the 1920s in Paris when the great French modernist Fernand Léger (1881-1955) played a leading role in redefining the practice of painting by bringing it into active engagement with the urban environment… Read More

400 Picasso artworks stolen by handyman, claims stepdaughter

400 Picasso artworks stolen by handyman, claims stepdaughter

July 16th, 2013 | Art Theft, France, News

More than 400 artworks by Pablo Picasso have been stolen from the home of his stepdaughter, she has claimed, in what appears to be one of the strangest art thefts of recent times. “Catherine Hutin-Blay, the only daughter of the painter’s second wife Jacqueline, believes… Read More

Quiet Motion Installation by “The Bouroullecs”

Quiet Motion Installation by “The Bouroullecs”

Quiet Motion by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec is an installation made of four round platforms that rotate slowly and silently, reminiscent of a carousel. It has been designed as an allegorical interpretation of movement and contemplation. The installation was first presented during the furniture fair… Read More

Edgar Degas – Artistic methods explored at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

Edgar Degas – Artistic methods explored at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

June 11th, 2013 | France, Paintings, Sculptures, Shows

“No art is less spontaneous than mine,” asserted Edgar Degas (1834-1917). “What I do results from reflection and the study of the great masters; I know nothing of inspiration, spontaneity and temperament.” The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek presents a groundbreaking exhibition addressing the complexities of Edgar… Read More

Lena Nyadbi painting can be seen from Eiffel Tower only

Lena Nyadbi painting can be seen from Eiffel Tower only

June 7th, 2013 | Australia, France, Public Art

An artwork by a leading Aboriginal artist has gone on display on the roof of a Paris museum, where it will be viewed by millions of people. Visitors to the Eiffel Tower began getting a little extra for the price of their entry ticket on… Read More

The Spirit of Painting – Fabienne Verdier at Groeningemuseum

The Spirit of Painting – Fabienne Verdier at Groeningemuseum

June 5th, 2013 | Contemporary Art, France, Ikono, Shows, Videos

The French artist Fabienne Verdier, born in Paris in 1962, exhibits her work at the Groeningemuseum in Bruges until August 25th, 2013. In her recent paintings she pays a tribute to the Flemish Masters, drawing her monumental abstract works on masterpieces of Jan van Eyck,… Read More

Marcel Duchamp – Anemic Cinema

Marcel Duchamp – Anemic Cinema

June 5th, 2013 | Dada, Film, France, Surrealism, Videos

Anémic Cinéma (1926) is a Dadaist, surrealist, or experimental film made by Marcel Duchamp. The film depicts whirling animated drawings — which Duchamp called Rotoreliefs — alternated with puns in French. Duchamp signed the film with his alter ego name of Rrose Sélavy. Rotoreliefs were… Read More

Rodin’s Gates of Hell – The Story of a damned artwork

Rodin’s Gates of Hell – The Story of a damned artwork

May 7th, 2013 | Documentaries, France, Sculptures, Videos

Was Auguste Rodin‘s monumental masterpiece “Gates of hell” a failure? This documentary explains why there are two different versions of the same artwork, and why Rodin remained obsessed by the Gates until his death. It shows how the artist used this work to solve major… Read More