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.

Fauves and Expressionists

November 20, 2009 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive

“Four Bathers” (1910) by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. © Von der Heydt-Museum Wuppertal The Musée Marmottan Monet may be a temple dedicated to the great god of Impressionism, Claude Monet, but for a short time it is showing a group of … Read More

Teotihuacan

November 10, 2009 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive

Mask fromTeotihuacan. © Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Mexico. Photo: Martirene Alcantara The lost civilizations of the pre-Columbian Americas are an endless source of fascination and often great mystery. The wealthy … Read More

The Brukenthal Collection & The Dutch Golden Age

November 3, 2009 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive

Detail of “The Holy Family” (1625-30) by Jacob Jordaens. Serge Wytz © Brukenthal National Museum, Sibiu/ Hermannstadt, Romania It’s true, as a friend pointed out, that the name of the current exhibition at Paris’s Musée Jacquemart-André, “Brueghel, Memling, Van Eyck…: … Read More

James Ensor & Federico Fellini

October 27, 2009 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive

James Ensor’s “Etonnement du Masque Wouse” (1889). © ADAGP, Paris 2009 Visiting the James Ensor show at the Musée d’Orsay just after seeing the new exhibition on Fellini across the river at the Jeu de Paume, I couldn’t help noticing … Read More

Soulages & Deadline

October 20, 2009 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive

A painter whose work consists of abstract canvasses primarily covered in black makes an easy target for modern art skeptics of the “my-six-year-old-could-do-it” school, but that attitude would be very wrong in the case of Pierre Soulages, the subject of … Read More

Evento

October 13, 2009 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive

Tadashi Kawamata’s wooden bridge and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster’s film installation, works presented in Bordeaux during the Evento festival. Every French city seems to be promoting itself these days by holding a big contemporary art festival. Lille had its Lille 3000 in … Read More

Evento

October 13, 2009 | By Heidi Ellison | Farther Afield

Tadashi Kawamata’s wooden bridge and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster’s film installation, works presented in Bordeaux during the Evento festival. Every French city seems to be promoting itself these days by holding a big contemporary art festival. Lille had its Lille 3000 in … Read More

Renoir in the 20th Century

September 29, 2009 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive

“Les Vignes à Cagnes” (1908). © Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, USA Having OD’d on paintings by Renoir during a visit to the Barnes Collection in Philadelphia at the beginning of the year, I had trouble working up any … Read More