L’Esprit du Bauhaus

Artists and Artisans United in Modernity

January 25, 2017 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive, Exhibitions

Seeing the exhibition “The Spirit of the Bauhaus” at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs is the next best thing to going to the famous school itself, which would, of course, be impossible, since it was shut down in 1933 after Ludwig Mies van der Rohe refused to submit to Nazi conditions, which included the dismissal of one of its professors, Wassily Kandinsky, considered a “degenerate artist.”

L’Empreinte du Geste

Interpreting Tradition

March 30, 2016 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive

A small exhibition, “L’Empreinte du Geste” (through April 3), at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, part of the annual Journées Européennes des Métiers d’Art (see “Events” below), celebrates the use of traditional crafts techniques by artists, with some impressive results. … Read More