Claudia Barbieri

Claudia Barbieri is an independent reporter and critic writing on the arts scene in France and Britain. Her work has been published in print and digital media, including The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Art Newspaper, The DesignEdit and many others.

Le Salon de George Sand

July 9, 2014 | By Claudia Barbieri | Daytrips From Paris

At Home with George … And Frédéric, Franz, Eugène … George Sand’s House in Nohant. © Etienne Revault-CMN In 1821, a 17-year-old girl named Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin, who would one day become George Sand, inherited a small manor house, the Manoir … Read More

Cook Indian

April 14, 2014 | By Claudia Barbieri | Food Shops, Shopping

Curry in a kit Dasary Shreevalli, a Paris-based international marketing consultant from Bangalore, recently launched a range of simple Indian cooking kits, under the “Cook Indian” label, to introduce the flavors of the subcontinent to novice chefs. Each kit contains … Read More

Valentine Specials

February 1, 2014 | By Claudia Barbieri | What's New Potpourri

Paris Update What’s New in Paris VALENTINE SPLURGE A suite at the Royal Monceau-Raffles. The recently renovated Royal Monceau-Raffles Hotel (37, avenue Hoche 75008 Paris; 01 42 99 88 77) has not just one, but two Michelin-starred restaurants. For Valentine’s … Read More

Brittany: Art in the Chapels

July 22, 2013 | By Claudia Barbieri | Farther Afield

Contemporary Religious Art: Blasphemy or Blessing? The Chapelle St Gildas in Bieuzy-les-Eaux. If Puff the Magic Dragon ever joined the cast of “Sesame Street,” he might look like the mop-headed multipede by the artist Virginie Barré in the Chapel of … Read More

Happy Birthday Galerie Perrotin

February 7, 2010 | By Claudia Barbieri | Archive

French GagosianLikes to Provoke “Nasutamanus” (2012), by Daniel Firman. Photo: Guillaume Ziccarelli Emmanuel Perrotin, France’s answer to Larry Gagosian, is celebrating his Paris-based gallery’s 25th anniversary with a major exhibition, “Happy Birthday Galerie Perrotin,” Favorite

America Latina 1960-2013

February 7, 2010 | By Claudia Barbieri | Archive

A Conflicted Continent’sTormented History ”Untitled,” from the ”Latin Fire” series (1975-78), by Ever Astudillo. Courtesy Toluca Fine Art, Paris. Whether by accident or design, the Fondation Cartier in Paris is devoting a major exhibition to five decades of contemporary Latin … Read More

Henri Cartier-Bresson

February 7, 2010 | By Claudia Barbieri | Archive

Beyond the Decisive Moment,Multiple Cartier-Bressons “Martine Franck, Paris, France” (1967). © Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos, courtesy Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson Henri Cartier-Bresson, wealthy bourgeois, Surrealist, leftist, portraitist and father of photojournalism, was unequivocally one of the great photographers of the last century. … Read More