Monthly Archives: May 2017

‘Picasso Primitif’ at Musée du Quai Branly, Paris

A fascinating exhibition which shows the influence of non-western arts on Picasso’s career. On display are items from Picasso’s own collection of African and Oceanic art as well as works by him that they influenced. Female Body Mask [Nevimbumbao], Vanuatu Grebo … Continue reading

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’21 Rue La Boétie’ at Musée Maillol, Paris

21 Rue La Boétie was the address of the Paris gallery of Paul Rosenberg. who. between the two world wars, represented artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Braque and Leger. The exhibition brings together works that passed through his hands during … Continue reading

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‘Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting’ at the Louvre

A wonderful exhibition of paintings of genre scenes of the daily lives of the Dutch urban elite in the 1650s and 60s. The exhibition shows that far from being a lone figure, Vermeer was part of a network of painters, … Continue reading

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Debussy at Maison de la Radio, Paris

An excellent concert by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France under Mikko Franck. The programme began with Gershwin’s ‘Concerto for Piano’ with soloist Yeol Eum Son and continued in the second half with Debussy’s ‘Prélude à l’aprés-midi d’un faune’ and ‘La Mer’.

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