Posts Tagged ‘Centre Pompidou’

Paris Secrets: The Art of Henri Cartier-Bresson

Each year, museums and galleries here host blockbusters. But, every once in a while, they also reveal Paris secrets. Many are now on show at the Pompidou Center’s massive exposition Henri Cartier-Bresson. It’s an […]

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Shops in Paris: books at LibrairieScaramouche

Shops in Paris: Librairie Scaramouche

On a rainy afternoon, I find myself with a little free time before a rendezvous at le Centre Pompidou to see the Salvador Dalí exhibition, which at the time is on display for only a few more weeks. As I aimlessly stroll the streets of the 3rd Arrondissement, a small librairie suddenly catches my eye. Librairie Scaramouche, one of the many little shops in Paris, has been around for more than a decade.

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Paris culture: Crying Girl by Roy Lichtenstein

Paris Culture: The Pompidou Goes Pop!

With record-setting shows of Hopper, Dalí and haute couture, this year Paris culture has seen some blockbusters. Now, we have “Roy Lichtenstein“—the first retrospective of the pop star since he died in 1997. The ultimate American artist, New Yorker Lichtenstein was in love with his nation’s kitsch.

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Paris Art: A Pair of Don’t-Miss Masters

When it comes to Paris art, blockbuster shows are daunting. But (taking care to book ahead), there are two spring expos you have to see: Matisse at the Beaubourg and Degas at the Musée d’Orsay.

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Paris Christmas: One-Stop Shopping

Paris Christmas shopping can be complicated. It’s crowded, the shops are hot and everything takes a little longer. You’ve probably already struggled to see all the sights and now you have to get the loved ones something special. Except, before you know it, no time is left.

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David Dawson, Working at Night, 2005. Photograph. © David Dawson, courtesy Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert, Londres

Naked Truths: Lucian Freud at the Pompidou

In Paris the artist’s studio holds eternal fascination. Onetime workplaces turned into museums fill the city, and every week lifestyle magazines offer us peeks into new ateliers. Thus it’s no surprise that the Pompidou’s current show by Lucian Freud—at 88, considered by many the world’s greatest living artist—has been organized around its subject’s studio.

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