L’Envol

Off the Ground and High as a Kite

Through October 28, 2018 | La Maison Rouge/Fondation Antoine De Galbert | By Heidi Ellison

Thematic exhibitions don’t teach visitors much about an artist or an art movement, but they are often amusing and/or thought-provoking. “L’Envol” (“Flight”) is both as it explores humankind’s eternal dream of flight. This is the last exhibition to be held … Read More

Impressionists in London

French Painters in Exile

Through October 14, 2018 | Petit Palais | By Heidi Ellison

Don’t be surprised, as I was, if you don’t see any Impressionist paintings until the very end of the exhibition “Impressionists in London.” The title is misleading – it would more accurate to use its subtitle, “French Artists in Exile, 1870-1904,” … Read More

Peinture et Poésie

Words for Images

Through November 4, 2018 | Musée Paul Valéry: | By Heidi Ellison

Just as Parisians are contemplating their annual summer break by the sea, we thought it appropriate to travel ahead of them and offer a glimpse of one exhibition that might merit time away from the beach The most famous native … Read More

Delacroix (1798-1863)

Romantic or Scandal-monger?

Through July 23, 2018 | Louvre | By Heidi Ellison

In a letter covered in daubs of paint of many colors, the 29-year-old Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863) asked his art supplier to urgently send him paints that were “more liquid than the colors prepared for everyone else,” revealing both his passion for his … Read More

Soulages: A Retrospective

Freeing the Light

Through November 25, 2018 | Fondation Pierre Gianadda | By Heidi Ellison

When a friend heard that I was going to see a retrospective of the work of Pierre Soulages at the Fondation Gianadda in Martigny, Switzerland, she said, “But it’s all just black, isn’t it?” Well, no. First of all, Soulages has used … Read More

Junya Ishigami: Freeing Architecture

Lyrical Architecture

Through September 9, 2018 | Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain | By Heidi Ellison

The Fondation Cartier has just extended the end date of the exhibition “Junya Ishigami: Freeing Architecture” to September 9, and I am very grateful. Otherwise, I might have missed this superb exhibition of the work of a rather madly creative … Read More