Paris 1900: La Ville Spectacle

February 7, 2010 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive

The Invention of Gay Paree “Marcelle Lender Dansant le Boléro dans Chilpéric” (1895-96), by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. © Bridgeman Giraudon If Paris were to be summed up in the popular imagination in one period of time, it might well be … Read More

Dalou. Le Sculpteur de la République

February 7, 2010 | By Leaf Arbuthnot | Archive

Republican Sculptor of Memorable Monuments Plaster model of “Le Triomphe de la République” (detail depicting Justice). © Eric Emo/Petit Palais/Roger-Viollet Two telling artifacts are shown at the beginning of “Dalou. Le Sculpteur de la République,” the first-ever monographic exhibition devoted … Read More

Ziem: J’ai Rêvé le Beau

February 7, 2010 | By Leaf Arbuthnot | Archive

The French Turner Captures Light on Canvas “Venise, l’Eglise de Crescuati (1870-80). © Petit Palais/Roger-Viollet The lives of 19th-century artists were often remarkably short. A penchant for opium, a meager income and a tendency to spend a lot of time … Read More