Monthly Archives: November 2016

‘Icons of Modern Art’ at Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

At the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris for the ‘Icons of Modern Art’ exhibition. It is incredible that one man could have built such a collection as Sergei Shchukin and it must have been devastating to lose it when it … Continue reading

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Frédéric Bazille at the Musée d’Orsay

At the Musée d’Orsay, Paris for the exhibition ‘Frédéric Bazille: The Youth of Impressionism’. Bazille was a key figure at the birth of Impressionism, but he died tragically at the age of only 28 during the Franco-Prussian War. Frédéric Bazille … Continue reading

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Renaissance art in the Louvre, Paris

At the Louvre in Paris to view the Italian and Northern Renaissance collections. Giotto ‘Saint Francis receiving the Stigmatization’ (c.1295 – 1300) Fra Angelico ‘Coronation of the Virgin’ (c.1430 – 32) Paolo Uccello ‘The Battle of San Romano’ (c.1435 – 40) … Continue reading

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R.I.P Leonard Cohen

R.I.P Leonard Cohen, who has died aged 82.   I was introduced to his music when I was a teenager by the wonderful ‘Songs of Leonard Cohen’ album and to his writing by his novel ‘Beautiful Losers’. I was lucky … Continue reading

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