While some of the works in the exhibition “Grand Trouble” (“Big Trouble”) at the Halle Saint Pierre are indeed troubling (I am thinking, for example, of Olivier Estoppey’s frightening concrete sculptures of baying wolves or Marc Prudent’s heartrending photos of people sleeping … Read More
After seeing “From Zurbarán to Rothko: The Alicia Koplowitz Collection” at the Musée Jacquemart-André, I sat down to read about the collection of Spanish billionairess Alicia Koplowitz and quickly became fascinated with her life, fittingly described by a French magazine as … Read More
The popular French film director Arnaud Desplechin is back with a new movie, Les Fantômes d’Ismaël (Ismael’s Ghosts), which opened this year’s Cannes Film Festival. This is another one of the director’s sprawling, apparently autobiographical, angst-ridden psychodramas, so sprawling that … Read More
They were both artists who lived and worked in fin-de-siècle Paris. Both showed at the ground-breaking 1904 Salon d’Automne, cradle of almost every major art movement of the early 20th century. Though they may not have known one another, they … Read More
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