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Want to Copy Mona Lisa? Join the Queue

Want to Copy Mona Lisa? Join the Queue

Millions line-up for hours to gawk at the Mona Lisa and other Louvre masterpieces each year, but only a few come armed with oil paints and brushes, and these copyists have to wait as long as two years to be allowed to ply a profession sanctioned by a 1795 law. In the Denon Wing of […]

French Sculptor’s Twin Towers Tribute

French Sculptor’s Twin Towers Tribute

Given the unique horror of the event there are many who still remember where they were or what they were doing when the World Trade Center was attacked on 11 September 2001  — among them is French sculptor Jean-Sébastien Raud. Jean-Sébastien Raud lives and works in Puteaux, near the high rise towers of the La Défense business […]

Gabriel Elbaz – Sculptures in Search of a Museum

Gabriel Elbaz – Sculptures in Search of a Museum

John Preedy talks to Gabriel Elbaz, a French sculptor whose roots go back to the Russia his fiercely communist mother Magda fled in 1922 and whose monumental works in wood are now in search of a suitable European home. Gabriel Elbaz – A Life’s Work is Looking for a Home At his house in the […]

Resident Dutch Artists in Bordeaux

Resident Dutch Artists in Bordeaux

Five Dutch artists resident in France are exhibiting works at Court Mably Bordeaux in the run-up to Christmas. The exhibition is under the auspices of the Embassy of the Netherlands. Full details of the participating artists, Jan Jacob Brein,Herman Driessen,Ine van Helfteren, Joke Wittevrongel J-Ph Rauzet,can be found here 5 DEC – 19 DEC 2012 […]

Bonne Table, Marseille Fish Joints and Mayle

Bonne Table, Marseille Fish Joints and Mayle

In the port city of Marseille bouillabaisse is virtually a flagship of the local tourist industry. Now read what’s set to happen since Peter Mayle mentioned it.   The Marseille Caper: Bouillabaisse at Le Péron Touted by Peter Mayle in New Book. A Short List of Other Fish Joints. by Bradley B Kuett of the Provence […]

Collection Lambert – One Man’s Lifelong Passion

Collection Lambert – One Man’s Lifelong Passion

La Collection Lambert in Avignon is one of the world’s richest and most well-studied private collections of contemporary art. Opened in 2000 in the former Hôtel de Caumont at Avignon, it currently presents more than 1200 works, writes Bradley Kuett. Yvon Lambert donates nearly 600 works of art; Avignon’s La Collection Lambert to double in […]

Art Galleries Well and Truly Googled!

Art Galleries Well and Truly Googled!

Google Art Project Mary Hickey, Oil on Canvas, by ? Art Galleries Well and Truly Googled! If you wanted to find out more about this painting… even go to see the original of this painting, where would you go? National Gallery, London? The Met, New York? Galleria Borghese, Rome? Well, your first stop should be […]

Culture Calendar: The First Monet Exhibition in Paris in 30 Years

Culture Calendar: The First Monet Exhibition in Paris in 30 Years

If you have ever bought a box of chocolates, then you will be familiar with the work of Impressionist, Claude Monet (1840-1926) Poppy Field – The Most Famous Monet of all? Such popularist popularity, tends to belittle an artists work in the eyes of art afficiandos. Indeed, when Monet and his fellow Impressionists first put […]

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