Portraits by Cézanne

An Artist’s Artist

September 24, 2017 | Musée d'Orsay | By Heidi Ellison

Fans of Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) are in for a real treat this summer, with the Musée d’Orsay in Paris featuring the artist’s portraits; the Fondation Pierre Gianadda in Martigny, Switzerland, holding a major exhibition of mostly landscapes, “Le Chant de … Read More

Grand Trouble

If You’re Looking for Trouble...

Through July 30, 2017. | Halle Saint Pierre | By Heidi Ellison

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

From Zurbarán to Rothko

Consolations of Collecting Art

Through July 10, 2017 | Musée Jacquemart-André | By Heidi Ellison

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