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Expo Review: Hiroshige at the Pinacoteque (until 17 March)


I am a big fan of Japanese Ukiyo-E and have write reviews of expos on the subject as far back as 2009 and 2008. This winter, the private Pinacoteque museum on the Place de la Madeleine is featuring two complimentary exhibits: Van … Continue reading

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Expo Review: Canaletto-Guardi et the Jacquemart-André Museum (ending 21 Jan 2013)


While it is a small museum by Parisian standards, the Jacquemart-André has an interesting and diverse collection including a few Rembrandts, two Mantegnas, a Bellini, and two Chardins as well as other works from Van Dyck, Botticelli, and Civelli. I … Continue reading

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Museum Review: Louvre-Lens – Art for Dummies (and I don’t mean that pejoratively!)


On the last day of 2012, I decided to head up to Lens to see the celebrated new extension of the Louvre Museum. It is about a 2h drive from Paris north towards Belgium (A1->A26 sortie Lens-Ouest). The building itself … Continue reading

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Expo Review: Rafael, the Last Years at the Louvre (ending 14 January)


I had the opportunity just between the holidays to see the temporary exhibit at the Louvre on the later years of Rafael. It is definitely worth your time if you can make it there before it shuts down on the … Continue reading

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Expo Review: Hopper at the Grand Palais (until 28 January 2013)


The Edward Hopper expo at the Grand Palais opened about two weeks ago and it is still jam-packed, even on a Monday morning. It is a little less documented than the usual exhibits here (no individual explanations for various paintings) … Continue reading

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Expo Review: “Crumb – From the Underground to Genesis”


Sadly, it is already too late, my dear reader, to see this expo as today is the last day at the Musée de l’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. I was lucky enough to have my friend comein.com invite me … Continue reading

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Expo Review: El Greco and the Moderns in Dusseldorf (ending 18 August 2012)


I was working in Germany this week and took advantage of being within striking distance of Dusseldorf to see the current El Greco and the Moderns exhibit. I had previously seen a huge exposition in London in 2004 at the … Continue reading

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Expo Review: Munch: The Modern Eye at Centre Pompidou


This year, Paris seems to be a bit bereft of top shelf expositions. The Toys expo at the Grand Palais doesn’t really attract me too much. Orsay’s Oscar Wilde’s melancholic England sounds a bit boring, the Louvre’s Great Emperors of … Continue reading

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Expo Review: Ukiyo-e at the Japanese Cultural Center in Paris


There is a fantastic expo of Japanese prints at the Maison de la Culture du japon running until late December here in Paris. Curiously, it is the collection from Corfu in Greece but totally worth a hour or two for … Continue reading

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Venice: the TRA expo at Palazzo Fortuny


To quote the catalog: TRA is ART. TRA is transformation. TRA is a gateway between worlds. OK so it sounds pretentious, and, well, it is – hey this is the Palazzo Fortuny in Venice, what else were you expecting? In … Continue reading

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