Claudia Barbieri

Claudia Barbieri is a Paris-based journalist who writes about art for The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Art Newspaper and other publications.

Il Me Faut Tout Oublier

February 7, 2010 | By Claudia Barbieri | Archive

Finding Affinity inExistential Cruelty “La Tête aux Clous”(1994), by Philippe Vandenberg. The Maison Rouge can always be counted on to put together daring, offbeat shows, the absolute antithesis of standard blockbusters. Its current offering is no exception. “Il Me Faut … Read More

Avec Motifs Apparents

February 7, 2010 | By Claudia Barbieri | Archive

Girl-Power ArmyInvades Cultural Center “Terracotta Daughters” (2013), by Prune Nourry. Photo © ParisUpdate.com A Chinese army in terracotta stands guard in serried ranks, ready for inspection, at the 104 Cultural Center in Paris’s 19th arrondissement, a long way from the … Read More

Lucio Fontana: Retrospective

February 7, 2010 | By Claudia Barbieri | Archive

Homage to the ManWho Invented Attack Art “Concetto Spaziale, New York 10” (1962) © Fondazione Lucio Fontana, Milano/by SIAE/Adagp, Paris 2014 For two decades after World War I, Lucio Fontana was, literally, at the cutting edge of Italian contemporary art. … Read More

Mapplethorpe-Rodin

February 7, 2010 | By Claudia Barbieri | Archive

A Century Apart in Time, Brothers in Sensibility Left: “Lucinda Childs” (1985), by Robert Mapplethorpe. © 2014 Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Inc. All rights reserved. Right: “Assemblage: Deux Mains Gauches,” by Auguste Rodin. © Paris, Musée Rodin. Photo: C. Baraja The … Read More

André Fougeron

February 7, 2010 | By Claudia Barbieri | Archive

The Paradoxes of a Committed, Electric Artist “Tableau Noir” (1983), by André Fougeron. Photo: A. Leprince. © ADAGP Paris 2014 At a time when modern art was moving toward abstraction, the French artist André Fougeron remained firmly anchored in social … Read More

L’École des Filles

February 7, 2010 | By Claudia Barbieri | Archive

Back to School in Northwest Brittany L’École des Filles at Huelgoat. Finistère, in the far northwest of Brittany, is loved by holidaymakers for its sandy beaches, rocky coves and picture-postcard fishing ports. Away from the coast, however, it also boasts … Read More

Kapoor Versailles

February 7, 2010 | By Claudia Barbieri | Archive

Revolutionary Art Creates Scandal at Versailles “C-Curve” (2007). Photo: Tadzio. © Anish Kapoor 2015 The Bombay-born, London-based sculptor Sir Anish Kapoor succeeded in ruffling feathers at the opening of his summer exhibition in the Château de Versailles gardens. Conservative Favorite

Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia

February 7, 2010 | By Claudia Barbieri | Archive

The Light and Dark Sides of A Beloved Artist Pierre Bonnard’s “Vue du Cannet” (1927). © Musée d’Orsay, dist. RMN-Grand Palais/ Patrice Schmidt © ADAGP, Paris 2015 Pierre Bonnard had a way with animals, winningly capturing their expressions and movements, … Read More

La Sève et la Cicatrice

February 7, 2010 | By Claudia Barbieri | Archive

Pioneering Foundation Celebrates 30th Anniversary “Projet pour le Kinshasa du Troisième Millenaire” (1997), by Bodys Isek Kingelez. © Bodys Isek Kingelez. Photo © André Morin The Fondation Cartier began a year-long celebration of its 30th anniversary this month. Its distinctive … Read More