JR: Momentum

Visual Messages Writ Large

Through February 10, 2019 | Maison Européenne de la Photographie | By Heidi Ellison

Anyone who has seen the moving film Visages Villages by director Agnès Varda and photographer JR was probably especially touched, as I was, by the sweet-natured and talented JR. This young (now 35) Frenchman became famous for his guerrilla wheatpasting … Read More

Cubism

Academic Treatment for 'Little Cubes'

Through February 25, 2019 | Centre Pompidou | By Heidi Ellison

Why did painted images start to crack up, as if seen in a broken mirror, under the hands of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque in 1907? As you will learn if you visit the exhaustive exhibition “Cubism,” covering the period … Read More

Miró

Poet of Painting

Through February 4, 2019 | Grand Palais | By Heidi Ellison

As I discovered when I visited the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona, a lot of Miró can sometimes be too much Miró. I soon got bored with the repetitiveness of the paintings on show there, all with similar colors and full … Read More