Les Années Fauves

Summer Escapade with the Wild Beasts

Through January 21, 2024 | Fondation Pierre Gianadda | By Heidi Ellison

A visit to this year’s summer exhibition at the famed Pierre Gianadda Foundation in Martigny, Switzerland, makes a great weekend escape from Paris. The show celebrates the high-color Fauve movement, which, strictly speaking, had its heyday from 1905 to ’08. … Read More

Ron Mueck

Demon for Details

Through November 5, 2023 | Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain | By Heidi Ellison

If art is about having a visceral effect on viewers, then Ron Mueck is a true artist. On entering the exhibition of his work at the Fondation Cartier, visitors are confronted with the amazing sight of piles of supersized skulls … Read More

Léon Monet

Brothers in Colors

Through July 16, 2023 | Musée du Luxembourg | By Heidi Ellison

Who knew (or cared) that the great Impressionist painter Claude Monet had a big brother? Well, he did, and now the Musée de Luxembourg is devoting an entire exhibition to Léon Monet (1836-1917). What makes a famous artist’s brother interesting … Read More

Musée Bourdelle

Bourdelle Museum Beautified

| Musée Bourdelle | By Brian Childs

Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929) was a big beast in his lifetime, one of a triumvirate of famed French sculptors, alongside Auguste Rodin and Aristide Maillol. After he died in 1929, his reputation faded, but he’s been rediscovered in recent years, and … Read More