Art

Art

Just 30 minutes from Paris, the Château d'Auvers-sur-Oise, in its 5-hectare park setting, was constructed by a rich Italian financier at the court of Catherine de Medici around 1635. The village of Auvers-sur-Oise is...

"Photographing a cake can be art."—Irving Penn Irving Penn is considered to be one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century, and 2017 marks the centenary of his birth – in Plainfield, New Jersey...

The release this month of the film Gauguin-Voyage de Tahiti, with Vincent Cassel of Black Swan fame in the lead role, coincides with a hugely important exposition of Gauguin’s works at the Grand Palais from...

To the keen eye, they are one of the first things you might notice about the buildings in Paris. Scattered throughout the city are colorful tiles depicting robot-looking figures and various entertaining images. They have...

After more than 50 years, David Hockney not only shows little inclination to slow down, but he continues to push the limits of artistic creation. In his own words, “What else can you do?...

The moment I stepped on to the runway at Paris Charles de Gaulle I was hit with a sweltering barrage of sticky July heat. Locals are known to leave the capital en masse in...

Gertrude Stein was perhaps the most famous of all the American women to make their home in Paris. Stein lived there from 1903 until her death in 1946. Her salon in 27, Rue de Fleurus...

“I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people." --Vincent Van Gogh In a very original presentation, the Grand Hall of La Villette opens its doors to Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890)...

“It’s one of the most beautiful examples of a Restoration-period mansion still within its original grounds” is how the former curator of Musée Jacquemart-André in Paris, Nicolas Sainte Fare Garnot, describes the former family...

Revered for her voice and ability to enchant an audience, actress and singer Yolanda Gigliotti, better known as Dalida, possessed a unique star quality. In her mind, she was born to perform. After being...

When Man Ray died in Paris aged 86 in 1976, he left a legacy of works that spanned cubism, Dadaism, Surrealism, sculpture, film making and literature. He excelled in all of them and he was...

It was in June of 1840, the month of roses, when Pierre-Joseph Redouté died suddenly at the age of eighty. His coffin was laid to rest in Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris with a...