Heidi Ellison

Heidi Ellison, a long-time Paris resident, is a freelance journalist specializing in art, travel and literature. Her articles have been published in dozens of international publications, and she has contributed to a number of guidebooks on Paris and France.

Europe XXL

March 24, 2009 | By Heidi Ellison | Daytrips From Paris

The city of Lille inaugurated a major cultural festival called “Europe XXL” on March 14 with a massive parade, the burning of giants papier-mâché falla sculptures (a heritage of the time when the city was part of the Spanish Netherlands), … Read More

Les Portes du Ciel

March 17, 2009 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive

A new exhibition at the Louvre, “Les Portes du Ciel” (“The Gates to Heaven”), takes visitors through those gates into the next world as imagined by the Egyptians, illustrated by a wealth of stunning …

Valadon Utrillo

March 10, 2009 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive

The Pinacothèque de Paris is a gallery with a mission: it often sets out to rescue the reputation of artists who have been forgotten, neglected or scorned…

Giorgio de Chirico: La Fabrique des Rêves

February 17, 2009 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive

The Artist as Enigma “Le Vaticinateur” (1915). © ADAGP, Paris 2009 What could be more recognizable than a Giorgio de Chirico painting? A large stretch of empty space; lonely, featureless human figures or a statue; an architectural element here and … Read More

David LaChapelle

February 10, 2009 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive

Irreality Show “Statue” from the “Deluge” series (2007). © David LaChapelle What happens when Jeff Koons meets Andy Warhol meets Pierre et Gilles? You get David LaChapelle. Call him camp, kitsch and commercial all you like, but his giant photographic … Read More

Rapa Nui: Easter Island

January 6, 2009 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive

Islanders Vindicated Moaï Papa. © Galerie Louise Leiris Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, has always exerted a strong fascination: a tiny “lost” island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, 2,000 kilometers from the nearest land, it was home to … Read More