History of almost every city has persons whose names has a close connection with and often even are associated with it. No doubt, Auguste Rodin is one of them. A native of Paris, a greatest sculptor, a true symbol of French art… we can continue long. That’s all about him.
Paris Grand Palais has happily gone through the recent flood and opened its doors for all comers again. And it means that you have possibility to visit an unusual, but at the same time interesting, exhibition Carambolages whose curator is Jean-Hubert Martin.
Mr Martin made his name in 1989 after a provocative exhibition “Magicians of the Earth” which had aroused the serious discussions and heated arguments in the art world. And by opinion of certain critics, it was “throwing a challenge to the entire art system of the West”.
Fashion and Paris, Paris and Fashion… During many centuries these two words has bean inseparably linked with each other. Coming here, like it or not, you understand it and realize all significance of the fashion industry, how much it had exerted influence upon the city, made it more interesting and attractive to people from every corner of the globe.
Hundreds (or maybe thousands) boutiques of the leading brands lure travelers. Every year, the fashion weeks take place and gather the best designers and couturiers of the planet, and, of course, connoisseurs of their art, as far as “work” is not a proper word which could describe activity of these masters who make our life more bright and stylish. 🙂
Art, museums, exhibitions… frankly speaking, all these words can be called synonyms of Paris. In the French capital there are hundreds museums and art galleries, known for their impressive and interesting expositions, and from time to time they show collections of other museums from different corners of the world, what definitely makes Parisians and many guests of the city glad.
And one of such pleasant events is the art exhibition Chefs-d’oeuvre de Budapest (Masterpieces of Budapest), organized by Le Musee du Luxembourg in Paris, Grand Palais and the famous Budapest Museum of Fine Arts Szépmuvészeti Múzeum in collaboration with the National Gallery of Hungary.
Haven’t you been to Versailles yet? It’s high time to correct this mistake, especially as there has appeared one more reason now! Chateau de Versailles invites all comers to visit an interesting and enthralling exhibition devoted to decorative design, a direction, which originated in the 18th century.
Not to visit tens of museums while staying in Paris – a true crime for every self-respecting tourist! And no shopping can be an excuse! 🙂 Besides, symbolic museums such as, for example, the Louvre, d’Orsay or Pompidou offer dozens (if not hundreds) of very interesting exhibitions that are worth seeing. One of the museums is the Cognacq-Jay Museum (Musee Cognacq-Jay) – an old museum dedicated to the French culture and art of the 18th century.
There are not so many people who didn’t hear about the name of Borgia, which for long centuries had been a common noun and a synonym of such notions as treachery, blood, dissipation, war… However, today we’re talking about absolutely other thing.
Have you already been in the Louvre museum, in Montmartre, looked at the Eiffel Tower and the Triumphal Arch? Have never heard about one of the most extraordinary places of the capital of France – the Catacombs of Paris (Catacombes de Paris)? Do not miss a chance! Go there right now! The famous network of underground tunnels is interesting itself. Besides, at the moment “Sea in Paris, 45 Million Years Ago” is being held here. The exhibition will last until the end of this year.