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Top 15 best works from the Musée d’Orsay

Posted on September 28, 2016 by Hailey (No Comment)

Featuring the largest collection of Impressionist works in the world, the Orsay museum is full of masterpieces of the greatest artists of this artistic movement. All exhibited artists have been working during the period starting from 1848 till 1914: from Millet to Van Gogh, through Renoir, Manet, Monet and Gauguin. Here is a selection of emblematic works of Orsay, displayed in chronological order of their creation:

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The Victory of Samothrace: a masterpiece to rediscover

Posted on May 5, 2015 by Hailey (No Comment)
The Victory of Samothrace

The Hellenistic statue of the Louvre museum is now reopened to visitors. This is accompanied with a temporary exhibition until 15 June 2015. The return of Samothrace’s Victory Just in front of the impressive Daru Stairs, one of the Louvre’s stars has finally taken its place. The victory of Samothrace is the favorite piece of visitors. It shares its first place in the ranking with the Mona Lisa and the Venus of Milo. The renovation of this 5.57 meters high statue has staggered over 10 months. A major project involving experts from all around the world has started to renovate […]

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Art in the Capital 2014

Posted on November 20, 2014 by Hailey (No Comment)
Art en Capital

Do you love art and exhibitions? Did you know that every year since 2006 an art fair has taken place in the Nave of the Grand Palais in Paris, hosting a diverse mix of 2,500 artists. The premise is simple: to showcase the artists’ work to the public, and to promote art more generally. It was all started by a joint effort from the Grand Palais’s Salons Historiques, the Société des Artistes Français, the Société des Artistes Indépendants, the Salon du Dessin et de la Peinture à l’eau and the Salon Comparaisons. Maybe you will be one of the 40,000 […]

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Metropolisson – Janol Apin

Posted on September 30, 2014 by Hailey (No Comment)
Rue de la Pompe

« Rue du bac », « Alexandre Dumas », « Argentine », « Champ de Mars » or even « Assemblée Nationale »: you might recognise some of these names, but do you know what connects them? If you spend a few days in the French capital, you’ll probably see them all. You guessed it, they are all names of Paris metro stations! It would be hard to imagine a more impersonal place than the Parisian metro, and yet an artist has succeeded in making it entirely his own thanks to a rather special project. Janol Apin, a Parisian photographer […]

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Tattoo artists / Tattooed people

Posted on June 17, 2014 by Hailey (No Comment)
Tattoo Exhibition

As you know, tattooing has become increasingly popular in recent years… you may even have one or more yourself! But are you really familiar with the origins of staining the skin with indelible ink? For the curious among you, it’s time for a visit to Quai Branly! This phenomenon is the latest in a long line of anthropological exhibitions at the Musée du Quai Branly, with a long-term display running from 6 May 2014 to 18 October 2015! The modern, artistic elements of tattooing are presented via works created especially for the occasion. Visit the dedicated space to learn more […]

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Marvel Super-Hero Art

Posted on June 13, 2014 by Hailey (No Comment)

Calling Marvel fans and comic strip enthusiasts! From 22 March to 31 August, the Musée Art Ludique will host the world’s first large-scale Marvel exhibition. Visit to discover historic panels of your favourite comic strips, concept drawings and illustrations created for major film productions, and a retrospective of more than 300 original panels! Works by Jack Kirby – creator of Captain America, Thor and X-Men, to name but a few – will be on show, alongside works by Steve Ditto and the many Marvel contributing artists. A focus on the Marvel Studios is a chance to view the real film […]

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The European Night of Museums

Posted on March 18, 2014 by Hailey (No Comment)

Did you know that since 2005, a European Night of Museums has been organised every year, allowing all the museums located in European countries that have signed the Cultural Convention of the Council of Europe to open free of charge on this occasion? In France, no less than 1,200 museums will be open during this exceptional evening from 6 p.m. to midnight. The majority of them will organise special events for this evening. Performances, workshops, concerts, guided tours…The entertainment and good atmosphere will make culture enjoyable for both children and adults. This is an opportunity not to be missed, particularly […]

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