THE CULT OF BEAUTY: THE AESTHETIC MOVEMENT 1860-1900
samedi 30 avril 2011
mercredi 27 avril 2011
mardi 26 avril 2011
"Fernanda Gattinoni "
Naples Museum of Textiles and Clothing "Elena Aldobrandini"
" Fashion and stars in the days of Hollywood on the Tiber "
Monday to Friday from 9.30 am to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.00 on Saturdays from 9.30 to 12
until May 6, 2011
vendredi 22 avril 2011
The Caillebotte Brothers Private World Painter and Photographer
Paris 25 March to 11 July 2011, the Jacquemart-André Museum is presenting The Caillebotte Brothers’ Private World. Painter and Photographer. An encounter between Impressionism and photography, this exhibition evokes the artistic and private world of the Caillebotte brothers.
This original perspective of Gustave’s paintings and Martial’s photography invites the visitor to enter the private world of a large Parisian family and explore the new urban lifestyle which was taking hold at the dawn of the XXth century. The Caillebotte brothers became witnesses of a period that was undergoing a major urban and technological transformation, and a way of life often illustrated by Impressionist artists.
An original exhibition
Gustave Caillebotte’s reputation for his talent as a painter and his role as patron of his Impressionist friends is well established. We also know that he had great affection for his brother Martial. But Martial himself, composer, pianist and photographer, remained relatively unknown.
However, a recent study of Martial’s photographic collection has revealed a great awareness of the subjects represented in the paintings of his brother Gustave: the views of Paris, the sailing boats, the gardens and the river banks. This discovery has enabled the Jacquemart-André Museum to do what no other museum has done before: compare Martial’s photographs directly with Gustave’s works.
Thanks to some exceptional loans from private and public collections, the exhibition reveals the underlying similarities between the Caillebotte brothers, by hanging 35 paintings alongside almost 150 modern prints for the first time. These prints were taken from Martial’s originals. Some of the paintings, which belong to private collections, have never been shown in public before.
A tale of family, a tale of friendship
Gustave (1848-1894) and Martial (1853-1910), and their brother René (1851-1876), were the children of Martial Caillebotte and Céleste Daufresne. Their half-brother from a previous marriage, Alfred Caillebotte (1834-1896) was ordained as a priest in 1858. An entrepreneur who made beds for the military, Martial Caillebotte Senior left a large fortune to his sons on his death in 1874. From that moment on, Gustave devoted himself to painting, while Martial dedicated himself to music. He composed several pieces for the piano (Airs de ballets, 1887) and some religious music, before discovering photography.
Gustave and Martial remained very close, having been marked by the death of their brother René in 1876 and their mother in 1878. The two brothers lived together and moved in the same circle of artists until Martial married in 1887. Two children were born of this marriage: Jean in 1888 and Geneviève in 1889. Gustave however remained a bachelor. On Gustave’s death in 1894, Martial, with Renoir’s help, made the necessary arrangements for the state to accept the bequest of the Impressionist paintings owned by his brother.
Gustave and Martial Caillebotte shared a number of enthusiasms. They became expert philatelists with their stamp collection. When Gustave became interested in horticulture, Martial photographed him at work in the garden or the greenhouse. Together they learned how to sail a yacht. Martial distinguished himself in all fields, for example winning several regattas in the sailing boats designed by Gustave.
The Caillebotte brothers depicted these shared interests in their painting and photography, thereby recreating the multiple aspects of their environment. With delicate touches, they evoke the gentle pace that characterised their lavish lifestyle, from Haussmann’s new Paris to family leisure pursuits.
Living in the new districts designed by Baron Haussmann, Gustave and Martial were privileged witnesses of the urban transformation which Paris underwent during this period. They were fascinated by symbols of modernity such as bridges and railways, and the hustle and bustle of the Parisian streets was one of their favourite themes. They were also very interested in outdoor activities. While gardening might have attracted their attention, the two sailing enthusiasts particularly enjoyed depicting sailing boats, boaters and bathers.
But they also cast a tender and sometimes amused eye on their friends and family, whose peaceful occupations they illustrated in a private setting. The days revolved around lunches and card parties, walks and reading: all themes that the brothers were particularly fond of.
Marco de Rivera
mercredi 20 avril 2011
Charlotte Perriand aimait avoir « l’œil en éventail », c’est-à-dire attentif à tout, aux êtres et aux choses, surtout les plus humbles. Son « œil en éventail » devenait régulièrement « œil photographique » pour générer des photos d’avant-garde, elles-mêmes servant à ses très novatrices créations de mobilier.
Voilà ce que le Petit Palais souhaite faire découvrir au public en déployant photos et mobiliers de Charlotte Perriand aussi bien dans la salle d’exposition du rez-de-chaussée, dite Hall Jacqueau, que dans les salles de collections permanentes en résonance, alors, avec les meubles du XVIIIe siècle, les peintures réalistes, les vases grecs…
Cette exposition s’inscrit dans la politique du Petit Palais de donner toute la place qui lui revient à l’art de la photographie et de contribuer à la mise en valeur de l’art français du mobilier.
Musée des Beaux-Arts
de la Ville de Paris
Avenue Winston Churchill
Tél. : 01 53 43 40 00
mardi 19 avril 2011
lundi 18 avril 2011
The success of a garment and by extension of style depends on a spirit of synthesis, combined with modernity. In Marc Audibet’s case. This synthesis occurs at the highest level: an unconditional admiration for Madelaine Vionnet and her knack for bias-cut, combined with complete familiarity with demands of the industry and the basic nature of fabric, heightened by a search for the modern-day representing both comfort and luxury.
La Mode , une industrie de pointe.
Cite des sciences et de l'industrie.
dimanche 17 avril 2011
samedi 16 avril 2011
vendredi 15 avril 2011
TOUS EN SCENE POUR LE JAPON
Une journée de solidarité avec le Japon est organisée
le 30 Avril 2011 salle Gaveau à
11h, 14h, 16h30, 18h30 et 21h
Salle Gaveau , 45 rue de la Boetie , 75008 Paris .
Une centaine d’artistes français et japonais participeront à l’évènement parmi lesquels le pianiste Jean Marc Luisada .
Junko KOSHINO , la créatrice de mode japonaise, créera pour cette occasion les costumes contemporains des 4 danseuses de la troupe FALAFUUF sur la musique « Au-delà du temps » composée par Yuko UEBAYASHI .
Junko KOSHINO viendra elle-même remercier les participants au spectacle 14H00
Parmi eux, Arthur ANCELLE, Jasmin ARAKAWA, Fanny ARDANT, David ASSARAF, Nicolas
BALDEYROU, Marie-Christine BARRAULT, Alexandre BATY, Olivier BAUMONT, Jean-Efflam
BAVOUZET, Erik BERCHOT, Ludmila BERLINSKAIA, Michel BEROFF, Pierre BERTRAND,
Christophe BOULIER, Florent BREMOND, Alexis CARDENAS, Jeanne CHERHAL, Jean-Philippe
COLLARD, Nicolas DAUTRICOURT, Dominique de WILLIENCOURT, Alain DUAULT, Jérôme
DUCROS, Cindy EMELIE, Catherine FALGAYRAC, François FAYT, Naoko FUJIWARA, Pascal
GALLET, François-Frédéric GUY, Etsuko HIROSE, Fumie HONDA, Yuzuko HORIGOME, Cyril HUVE,
Hiroko IYODA, Lydia JARDON, Marie-Josèphe JUDE, Blandine JULIAN, Christie JULIEN, Cyprien
KATSARIS, Junko KOSHINO, Yun-Mi KWON, Christian-Pierre LA MARCA, Marc LAFORÊT, Anne LE
BOZEC, Les Yeux noirs, David LIVELY, Jean-Marc LUISADA, Marcel MARECHAL, Clémentine
MARGAINE, Sarah MARGAINE, Joachim MAUDET, Stanislas MERHAR, Macha MERIL, Dominique
MERLET, Daniel MESGUICH, Patrick MESSINA, Alain MEUNIER, Dai MIYATA, Christophe MORIN,
Masakatsu NAKANO, Sarah NEMTANU, Deborah NEMTANU, Kyoko OISHI, Mathieu
PAPADIAMANDIS, Jérôme PERNOO, Arthur PEROLE, Maciej PIKULSKY, Quatuor PARISII, Svetlin
ROUSSEV, Elena ROZANOVA, Mikhail RUDY, Eve RUGGIERI, Caroline SAGEMAN, Léa SCHER,
Marie SCHEUBLE, David SELIG, Benoît SOLES, Yuko SONODA, Ezequiel SPUCCHES, Nicolas
STAVY, Kozue TAKEDA, Yuko UEBAYASHI, Seiya UENO, Leontina VADUVA, Sylvie VARTAN,
Nicolas VAUDE, Sonia WIEDER-ATHERTON et d’autres encore…
L'ambassadeur du Japon en France, Yasuo Saito, présidera cette journée de mobilisation à
laquelle participeront également, l’ambassadeur du Japon à l’OCDE, Motohide Yoshikawa, la
créatrice de mode Junko Koshino, le créateur Kenzo Takada et la compositrice Yuko Uebayashi.
Tout au long de cette journée, des pâtisseries réalisées par l’équipe de « Labo love Japon » pourront
être achetées par les spectateurs. Les bénéfices de la vente seront également reversés à la Croix-
Par ailleurs, de nombreux artistes signeront leurs livres, CD et DVD.
Les 5 000 places disponibles sont vendues au tarif unique de 25 €. Elles peuvent être achetées :
‐ Par internet sur le site www.sallegaveau.com
‐ Par téléphone au 01 49 53 05 07
‐ Au guichet de la Salle Gaveau au 45 rue La Boétie 75008 Paris
Si vous voulez en savoir plus sur cette opération, consultez le site
www.sallegaveau.com/japon/ ou contactez Julie Combeau au 01 53 75 45 78.
Le Bon Temps 01 42 72 36 30
Contact Presse Isabelle Muraour 01 43 73 08 88 / 06 18 46 67 37 firstname.lastname@example.org
mercredi 13 avril 2011
Chacun de nous est à la fois un corps physique projeté dans le monde du « dehors » et un corps psychique qui renvoie au « dedans » de l'être ; un corps-image qui cherche à se reconnaître dans une représentation figée de soi-même et de son identité et un corps en mouvement qui exprime la puissance de son propre désir.
Comment pourrait-on d'ailleurs exprimer notre grâce et notre harmonie sinon dans le mouvement de notre corps, miroir extérieur des évolutions et des transformations intérieures du moi ?
L'exposition est réalisée avec le soutien de la Fondation d’entreprise L’Oréal.
Exposition du 7 au 23 avril 2011
Réfectoire des Cordeliers : 15 rue de l’Ecole de Médecine, 75006 Paris (M° Odeon - RER Saint-Michel)
Ouvert tous les jours (dimanche compris) de 11h à 18h
ENTREE LIBRE ET GRATUITE
mardi 12 avril 2011
In the 1860s the new and exciting 'Cult of Beauty' united, for a while at least, romantic bohemians such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti (and his younger Pre-Raphaelite followers William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones), maverick figures such as James McNeill Whistler, then fresh from Paris and full of 'dangerous' French ideas about modern painting, and the 'Olympians' - the painters of grand classical subjects who belonged to the circle of Frederic Leighton and G.F.Watts. Choosing unconventional models, such as Rossetti's muse Lizzie Siddal or Leighton's sultry favourite 'La Nanna', these painters created entirely new types of female beauty.
Rossetti and his friends were also the first to attempt to realise their imaginative world in the creation of 'artistic' furniture and the decoration of rooms. In this period, artists' houses and their extravagant lifestyles became the object of public fascination and sparked a revolution in the architecture and interior decoration of houses that led to a widespread recognition of the need for beauty in everyday life
V&A South Kensington
Until - 17 July 2011
lundi 11 avril 2011
The hundred paintings, drawings, models, loaned by the Musée d'Orsay are presented by themes: Paris building, artistic life, social life, small people, etc.., Showing that everything in Paris has inspired artists .
This is a painting by Jongkind "The Seine and Notre-Dame de Paris" which serves as a poster at the exhibition, showing a virtually unchanged side from the capital. Yet this time the town was shocked by its geography sites Haussmann, the arrival of the railroad, and socially, with the advent of leisure of the Belle Epoque, theaters, cafes-concerts and casseroles.
Montmartre at the beginning of construction of the Sacre-Coeur, Paris seen from the hill of Issy-les-Moulineaux yet rustic, the Pont d'Iena in the countryside almost side by side with the famous Monet painting representing the Gare Saint-Lazare, buildings Construction of the square of the Pyramids or the construction of a railway bridge near the Porte de Vincennes.
A concert by Degas, prostitutes of Toulouse-Lautrec, Proust by Jacques-Emile Blanche, recall the contrasts of the company while also illustrated by a series of pictures projected continuously in the exhibition.
The works are preceded by a set of plans and architectural drawings, plans for the Paris Opera, for various theaters, for building social housing for the mayors of the 20 newly created districts, etc..
"Paris at the time of the Impressionists," free exhibition, 5 l'Hôtel de Ville rue Lobau, until 30 July
dimanche 10 avril 2011
samedi 9 avril 2011
Paris Exposition du 5 avril - 3 juillet 2011
mercredi 6 avril 2011
Contemporary Impressionist (he participated in 1886 in the last group exhibition), Odilon Redon (Bordeaux 1840 - Paris 1916) remains as the great artist of mystery and the subconscious in an era that was mostly in love with real objectivity. One of the main actors of the art at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries it has played a key role in the genesis of symbolism, including his charcoals and lithographs (the famous black) before being admired for his pastels and paintings by young artists of color, Nabis and Fauves. He will then be considered a precursor of surrealism.
Marco de Rivera
mardi 5 avril 2011
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Later,Marco de Rivera
lundi 4 avril 2011
March 29, 2011 to June 26, 2011
Especially well-known for his cow boy photographs illustrating Marlboro advertising campaigns and for his series of « nurse » paintings, the artist is best at depicting the American fin de siècle.
This is the first monographic exhibition on Richard Prince organised in Paris. The title « Richard Prince – American prayer » refers to a Jim Morrison’s poem.
The exhibition focuses on a feature of personality never presented before.
Richard Prince is a passionate booklover and a collector of American pop culture and countercultures from the 50s’ to the 80s’. This artistic movement has inspired his work as photographer and painter.
Thanks to a musical background – including works by Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Bob Dylan and the Velvet Underground – and to his collaboration with the designer David Adjaye, Richard Prince portrays an American continent scoffing at its myths, introduced in a beat, hippie or punk context.
Rare books and manuscripts by Rimbaud, Céline, Cocteau and Genet, European underground magazines and popular books, were selected among BnF’s collections. Richard Prince has planned to re-appropriate some of them, building bridges with several treasures from his private collection of books that were never previously put on display. Documents connected to the key beat generation figures are presented such as an annotated copy of William Burroughs’ « Naked lunch » or the handwritten scroll of Jack Kerouac’s « Big sur », Prince’s collection of « pulp fiction » focusing on the erotic and disturbing nurse character or his collection of editions of Nabokov’s « Lolita » in about twenty languages.
Paintings, drawings, photographs, artists’ books, manuscripts and objects illustrate the artist’s personal universe between high and low culture, between America and Europe. The exhibition ends with a reading room which walls have been covered with fake books conceived by Richard Prince and treasures rarely presented before.
dimanche 3 avril 2011
Sabine Pigalle was born in 1963 Rouen (France). She first studied French literature in the Sorbonne before becoming a photographer. She worked 4 years with Helmut Newton. Her artistic work includes Toxi-Food, H2O, Beauty Sheets and now Protectors. Last series exhibited at the gallery are : Protectors, Ecce homo, Beauty sheets.