Cherry Blossoms – First-ever Damien Hirst Exhibition in France

Cherry Blossoms – First-ever Damien Hirst Exhibition in France. The Cartier Foundation in Paris has opened the first-ever exhibition in France of British artist Damien Hirst’s artworks. From 6 July 2021 to 2 January 2022, his Cherry Blossoms series will be a display – and described as ‘a celebration of colour within chaos.’  The exhibitionContinue reading “Cherry Blossoms – First-ever Damien Hirst Exhibition in France”

Animal art installations in the Luxembourg Garden, Paris

Animal art installations in the Luxembourg Garden, Paris. On 11 April 2021, the Luxembourg Garden in Paris added a new feature in its large grounds – three wooden deer statues. A week later, another art installation appeared – a group of foxes and rabbits. A few days later, yet another one appeared – wild boar.Continue reading “Animal art installations in the Luxembourg Garden, Paris”

French Women Painters 1780-1830: The Birth of a Battle

French Women Painters 1780-1830: The Birth of a Battle. The Luxembourg Museum in Paris, France, is holding an exhibition called “Women Painters 1780-1830: The Birth of a Battle” until 4 July 2021. The women are all French painters. The exhibition covers half a century, from the pre-Revolutionary years to the Restoration, and features about 70Continue reading “French Women Painters 1780-1830: The Birth of a Battle”

Imaginary magazine The Parisianer captures the Chronicles of the Natural History Museum in Paris

Imaginary magazine The Parisianer captures the Chronicles of the Natural History Museum in Paris. People the world over have seen the cover of The New Yorker magazine in America, even if they have never opened a copy to read. The magazine, launched in 1925, focuses on the cultural life of New York, and each week anContinue reading “Imaginary magazine The Parisianer captures the Chronicles of the Natural History Museum in Paris”

The Little Prince Love Letters – Consuelo and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The Little Prince Love letters – Consuelo and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.  Today, on Thursday 6 May 2021 the love letters of The Little Prince author, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and his wife Consuelo, will be published in France. More than 160 love letters and telegrams will be published in addition to their sketches and photographs. French aviator AntoineContinue reading “The Little Prince Love Letters – Consuelo and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry”

French architects Lacaton & Vassal – thoughtful and respectful approach to apartment living

French architects Lacaton & Vassal – thoughtful and respectful approach to apartment living. In April 2021, French architects Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal were announced the winners of the prestigious 2021 Pritzker Prize, called the Nobel of Architecture. Together, Lacaton and Vassal design low-impact homes and public buildings based upon natural ecological responses to current livingContinue reading “French architects Lacaton & Vassal – thoughtful and respectful approach to apartment living”

Moulin Rouge in the time of James Joyce

Moulin Rouge in the time of James Joyce. In James Joyce’s novel, Dubliners (1914), Thomas Malone Chandler, known as Little Chandler and Ignatius Gallaher are in a bar in Dublin, Ireland. They are drinking whiskey and chatting about their friends. Ignatius thinks Little Chandler is too serious and should have fun in the world. “Have youContinue reading “Moulin Rouge in the time of James Joyce”

Cherry blossoms – Paris in the spring time

Paris is beautiful in the spring time, especially in its famed gardens – the Jardin des Tuileries in the 1st arrondissement and the Jardin du Luxembourg in the 6th arrondissement. Although there are few tourists, locals are enjoying the wonderful display of cherry blossom flowers and blue skies. Cherry blossoms – Paris in the springContinue reading “Cherry blossoms – Paris in the spring time”

The Abbey of Saint-German-des-Prés – the abbey in the meadow

The Abbey of Saint-German-des-Prés – the abbey in the meadow. The Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés is one of the oldest churches in Paris. It was constructed in the 6th century. Located on the Left Bank in the 6th arrondissement, the Saint-Germain-des-Prés Church is opposite the Les Deux Magots café on the Boulevard Saint-Germain.  In 542, afterContinue reading “The Abbey of Saint-German-des-Prés – the abbey in the meadow”

The Paris Opera House – now no opera, just ballet

The Paris Opera House – now no opera, just ballet. The Paris Opera House is called the Palais Garnier. It is located at the Place de l’Opéra in the 9th arrondissement. Built from 1861 to 1975 during the reign of Napoleon III, it was first called le nouvel Opéra de Paris – the new Paris Opera. NowContinue reading “The Paris Opera House – now no opera, just ballet”