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BREIZH CAFE Link: BREIZH CAFE
RESTAURANT

2015

With its modern interior of pale wood and its choice of 15 artisanal ciders, this outpost of a restaurant in Cancale, Brittany, is a world away from the average crperie. For the complete faux-seaside experience, you might start with a plate of creuse oysters from Cancale before indulging in an inventive buckwheat galette such as the Cancalaise, made with potato, smoked herring from Brittany and herring roe. The choice of fillings is fairly limited, but the ingredients are of high quality - including the use of Valrhona chocolate with 70% cocoa solids in the dessert crpes.
LE 6 PAUL BERT RESTAURANT Link: BISTRO
6 RUE PAUL BERT 75011

2015

Chic without being bobo, refined without being gastro Bertrand Auboyneau, already heading up two other well-respected bistros in the 11th (the Bistro Paul Bert and lEcailler du Bistrot), opened Le 6 Paul Bert, his third venue, at the end of 2012. It's a restaurant that wants to be different to its elders, offering a more refined, lighter style of cooking. Two charming, efficient young servers welcome you into the light-filled room dominated by an enormous zinc bar, surrounded by formica tables and studded with original lamps made of forks and bottles of wine. Everything is set up to make you hungry...
THE MAKING OF HOLY IMAGES. ROME-PARIS, 1580-1660, EXHIBITION AT THE LOUVRE Link: HOLY IMAGES
HOLY IMAGES AT THE LOUVRE

from Thursday 02 April 2015 to Monday 29 June 2015

Christian imagery through the ages.In parallel with the exhibition Poussin and God, the Louvre explores Papal Rome's love for religious icons and examines how it influenced French painting between 1580 and 1660. The sixteenth century was marked by a major religious crisis that had an impact on artists and therefore on images. By the end of the year 1522, a vehement iconoclastic attitude had taken shape in France and the Netherlands, reflecting a certain atmosphere that would affect many painters. Religious art was rebuilt in Italy, taking as a basis the notions of purity and truth. The exhibition aims to explore both painting in Papal Rome and the influence of this art on the French School.
DAVID BOWIE EXHIBITION IN PARIS Link: BOWIE AT LA VILETTE
BOWIE AT LA VILLETTE

from Tuesday 03 March 2015 to Sunday 31 May 2015

Pop icon.The Victoria and Albert Museum has dedicated a retrospective to the career of British musician and pop icon David Bowie (b. 1947, London).A singer, songwriter, producer and actor, David Bowie made his mark on the history of music, becoming a living legend.Visitors can admire some 300 objects relating to this cultural icon: handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, decorations and instruments used by Bowie. This is an unprecedented exhibition, a pop odyssey which traces Bowie's musical partnerships as well as his personal life.A fitting tribute to the man who helped shape 20th century music, from Ziggy Stardust to China Girl. In March Bowie released a new album entitled The Next Day.
NEW FRONTIER IV : THE SIMPLE PLEASURES OF STILL LIFE, EXHIBITION AT THE LOUVRE Link: LOUVRE STILL LIFE
STILL LIFE AT THE LOUVRE

from Saturday 31 January 2015 to Monday 27 April 2015

America in the spotlight.The Louvre Museum has organized several events in recent years relating to painting in the United States. What is its history? How has it evolved? This exhibition is a fourth and final stage which illustrates the boom of the still life in the nineteenth century. American painters at that time had no great difficulty in finding sponsors and patrons. Still life remained still quite a small area, with artists such as Raphaelle Peale (1774-1825) and Martin Johnson Heade (1819-1904) specialising in this domain. The former is characterised by austere and efficient works while the latter benefited from the emergence of wealthy collectors and curious art-lovers who wanted to recreate the feel of Dutch still lifes of the Golden Age. The Civil War created a rift, sending many painters into bankruptcy, such as William Harnett (1848-1892), who then turned to other art forms.
IN THE TIME OF KLIMT. THE VIENNA SECESSION, EXHIBITION Link: KLIMT
KLIMT AT THE PINACOTHEQUE

from Thursday 12 February 2015 to Sunday 21 June 2015

Masterpieces of the Secession and the Austrian avant-garde.The Pinacotheque in Paris returns to an essential aspect of Art Nouveau that developed in Vienna in the early twentieth century, known as the Secession. The role of Gustav Klimt in the birth of this movement was of prime importance. A talented and brilliant artist, from his early beginnings to his decorative excesses in which gilding and nascent Expressionism dominate, Klimt's work was a cornerstone for a new period that flourished in Vienna at the turn of the century. This artistic movement gave rise, a few years later, to one of the major trends of modern art, expressionism, which was the subject of an exhibition at the museum in 2011. The exhibition recounts in detail the development of late nineteenth century Viennese art, from the beginning of the Viennese Secession, until the early years of Expressionism. The heart of the exhibition is based on a selection of major works by Gustav Klimt, from his early studies to the great works of his golden period like Judith I (1901).
FROM GIOTTO TO CARAVAGGIO. THE PASSIONS OF ROBERTO LONGHI, EXHIBITION Link: lONGHI
LONGHI AT JACQUEMARD ANDRE

from Friday 27 March 2015 to Monday 20 July 2015

A history of Italian painting.A pioneer in the rediscovery of Caravaggio, Roberto Longhi (Alba, 1890 - Florence, 1970) is one of the most important figures in the history of Italian art in the twentieth century. His expert historian's eye sought out the great primitives, like Giotto (c 1266/1267 - 1337), Masolino (1383 - 1440), Masaccio (1401 - 1428) and Piero della Francesca (c 1415 - 1492), and Caravaggio. An open minded art historian who was close to contemporary artists such Morandi, through his studies, he dedveloped a new reading of the highlights of Italian painting. With a selection of masterpieces from the Roberto Longhi Foundation and exceptional works lent by Italian and French museums (Uffizi, Florence Palatine Gallery, Vatican Museums, Gallerie dell'Accademia .. .), the Jacquemart Andr Museum will celebrate the Italian passions of Roberto Longhi. The exhibition will highlight two key axes of Longhi studies: the Italian primitives, and Caravaggio and his followers.
JEFF KOONS AT BEAUBOURG Link: JEFF KOOONS
JEFF KOONS EXHIBITION

26 November 2014 - 27 April 2015

This retrospective is designed to take stock of an unquestionably great body of work, now inseparable from the man who created it. In 1987, the Muse National de l'Art Moderne staged a group exhibition under the aegis of the great Walter Hopps (then director of the Menil Collection in Houston), with the alluring title of Les Courtiers du Dsir ("The Courtiers of Desire") featuring five artists, including a young man of 32 who was enchanted to be taking part: Jeff Koons. In 2000, the Muse National de l'Art Moderne, I invited to the Centre Pompidou, with the collaboration of the no less great Philippe Vergne, a mature man of 45, still enchanted by being able to take part: Jeff Koons. Today, under the aegis of Scott Rothkopf and myself, the museum is devoting a retrospective to a still more enchanted, now ripely mature man of 58: Jeff Koons. Twenty-seven years have passed since Rabbit came to the Centre Pompidou and alas, left it again. The creator of the famous stainless steel balloon has become one of the most famous and controversial artists in the contemporary art scene. He is one of those who attracts so much biting criticism that you wonder whether it is actually the work that is being judged, or the mythology of a man who has become a figure. This retrospective is designed to take stock of an unquestionably great body of work, now inseparable from the man who created it. Because the work of Jeff Koons is undeniably an American story, an American dream. A pragmatic, resolutely positive body of work; a joyous challenge in a world full of ups and downs; a vision that is certainly playful but more subversive than it seems an aspect its creator avoids mentioning. Intimately linked with the work he has built up, Jeff Koons has been in the news more than once during the last 35 years. From his first deliberately childish objects to the archetypal polychrome steel figures standing proudly in public institutions and the private foundations of the great and the good; from the advertising images transformed into paintings to the corporate gifts that have become trophies in the top public sales, and from advertisements for masterclasses awarded to attentive children in art magazines to pornographic images embodying what the artist calls "love and spirituality", the work of Koons has constantly defied good judgement and taste, stimulating desire in a quest to assert its iconic and symbolic value.
JEANNE LANVIN AT THE GALLIERA MUSEUM Link: lANVIN AT THE GALLIERA
FASHION EXHIBIT

MARCH 8TH UNTIL AUGUST 23RD 2015

It was in 1889, after a spell as a milliner and owing her first little shop, that Jeanne Lanvin (1867-1946) launched her own fashion house, Lanvin (Melle Jeanne) Modes, located in Boissy-dAnglas Road in Paris. Her collections are essentially composed of hats. In 1897, the birth of her daughter Marguerite was a chance for her to launch a childrens collection, and in 1909 she released a collection of dresses for women which would prove a big success. It is with the exhibition of one hundred models that
THETUDOR AT THE LUXEMBOURG MUSEUM Link: TUDOR EXHIBIT
TUDOR EXHIBITION

MARCH18TH UNTIL JULY 19TH 2015

Having become mythical, to becoming the subject of a successful TV series today, the Tudor dynasty acceded to the throne of England in 1485, with Henry VII, who then ended the War of the Roses. He was succeeded by four monarchs until 1603: Henry VIII, Edward VI (the child king), Mary 1st (Bloody Mary) and Elizabeth 1st (the Virgin Queen). Renowned for having initiated major changes in their country, the Tudor dynasty is presented here, through the excavated portraits of its five queens and kings. Consisting of exceptional works, this exhibition invites visitors to explore the myth of the Tudors, disentangling fact from fiction in the reputation of each one, and reconstructs their role in the political, religious and artistic development of an England which left the Middle Ages with them to enter into the century of the Renaissance.
CATACOMBES OF PARIS Link: A SEA IN PARIS
A SEA IN PARIS

MARCH 20121 UNTIL JANUARY 2016

Under the pavements, the beach. This was true in Paris 49 to 40 million years before our time. This discovery was made by a group of geologists observing the soil in the Catacombs. This geological era is referred to as Lutetian by reference to the Roman name of Paris, Lutetia. This is what we learn from the unusual exhibition La mer Paris which takes place in the Catacombs. The formation of the subsoil in Paris is illustrated by explanatory displays with maps, photographs, reconstructions and engravings placed along the visitors course: at the bottom of the downward stairs, at the quarry-workers footbath, before the entrance to the ossuary... The visible rocks tell a new story, about the Lutetian sea in Paris.
VELASQUEZ AT LE GRAND PALAIS Link: velasquez exhibition
A SPANISH PAINTER AT LE GRD PALAIS

MARCH 25TH UNTIL JULY 13TH 2015

As the man behindLas Meninas, The Surrender of Bredaand even thePortrait of the Pope Innocent X, his fame is immense. Today, the Seville native Diego Velzquez (1599-1660) is the focal point of this vast exhibition which offers a rare overview of his work in chiaroscuro. Visitors will discover the years of learning of the baroque painter, which he started at the age of 11 under the tutelage of Francisco Pacheco, before starting his career as a painter to King Phillip IV, taking on a multitude of administrative duties entrusted by the monarch; and then there was his trip to Italy, where he returned to the top of his game. During his first still life works, and portraits of the King, his family and court personalities, and everyday scenes, you can see the evolution and the incomparable quality of the work of thepainters painter; which centuries later qualified him as Courbet, an admirer of many.
LOUIS VUITTON FOUNDATION Link: Louis Vuitton foundation
FRANCK GEHRY

OPENING oct 2014

The much-anticipated Louis Vuitton Foundation (Fondation Louis-Vuitton), in Paris, is now open to the public. The massive museum for contemporary art, designed by Frank Gehry, is a spectacle: The gallery spaces are contained in cement blocks covered by massive, curved pieces of glass. Set in a public park in the Bois de Boulogne in the western part of the city, the structure seems to alight on the earth like a spaceship from the future. Bernard Arnault, the 65-year-old chairman and chief executive of LVMH Mot Hennessy Louis Vuitton (MC:FP), commissioned the museum, and both he and the 85-year-old Gehry hope this building will be an indisputably positive contribution to a complicated legacy. Its the first privately funded major cultural institution in France. Museums, opera houses, and the like are generally considered the domain of government bureaucracy in France. But LVMH managed to sidestep the usual objections by building the structure in a public park. In an agreement with the city for the plot, ownership of the museum will revert to Paris in 55 years. Even though the ostentatious design rankled a NIMBY group, the museum is, in essence, a gift to the city worth a reported $134 million.