Théâtre du Pouvoir

Art in the Service of Power

Through July 2, 2018 | Louvre | By Heidi Ellison

Say what you will about megalomaniac dictators and authoritarian states, but without them much of the great art we revere would not exist. An exhibition at the Louvre, “Théâtre du Pouvoir” (“Power Plays”) amply demonstrates with works from French collections … Read More


Picasso's Cri de Cœur

Through July 29, 2018 | Musée Picasso | By Heidi Ellison

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the painting of Picasso’s “Guernica,” Paris’s Picasso Museum has put together an absorbing exhibition that dissects the symbolism of the monumental work and explores in detail its genesis and influence. “Guernica” was the Spanish-born … Read More

Gérard Garouste

A Worm in the Fruit

July 1, 2018 | Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature | By Heidi Ellison

Visiting the three exhibitions of the work of Gérard Garouste currently on show in Paris is like taking a tour of the artist’s unconscious as expressed through philosophical, literary, mythological and religious themes. Collectively called “Zeugma,” the shows are being … Read More