Monthly Archives: March 2019

‘Rouge’ – Soviet art at the Grand Palais, Paris

‘Rouge. Art et Utopie au Pays des Soviets’ is a fascinating exhibition which examines Soviet art from the October Revolution of 1917 to the death of Stalin in 1953. It looks at how communism first of all gave rise to … Continue reading

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‘Turangalila Symphony’ at Radio France, Paris

A wonderful performance of Olivier Messiaen’s ‘Turangalila Symphony’ at the Maison de Radio France with l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France under the excellent Susanna Mälkki, with Roger Muraro on piano and Cynthia Millar on ondes Martenot. Olivier Messiaen      … Continue reading

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‘Océanie’ at Musée du Quai Branly, Paris

‘Océanie’ was originally shown at the Royal Academy, London to mark the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s first expedition to the Pacific on the ‘Endeavour’. It celebrates the art of the vast region of Melansia, Micronesia and Polynesia; from New Guinea to … Continue reading

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‘The Talisman’ of Paul Sérusier at the Musée d’Orsay

Paul Sérusier ‘The Talisman’ (1888) In 1888 Paul Sérusier was painting together with Paul Gauguin in Pont Aven, Brittany, north-west France. Gauguin advised Sérusier: “How do you see these trees? They are yellow. So, put in yellow; this shadow, rather … Continue reading

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Marc and Macke at the Musée de l’Orangerie

Franz Marc and August Macke were two major figures of German Expressionism and ‘Der Blaue Reiter’ movement. They became friends when they met in Paris in 1910, sharing an interest in nature in their art. However, their work took a more … Continue reading

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