Yann Arthus Bertrand is one of the leading environmental photographers of the last century. His work takes viewers on a journey through the natural world with stunning landscapes and aerial shots. This summer, Paris is treated to a retrospective show on the rooftop of the Grande Arche that takes viewers through 50 years of his work.
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The Musée Maillol presents an exciting exhibition featuring often overlooked artists whose work is described as naive or primitive modern, and who followed in the footsteps of Henri Rousseau and Séraphine Louis. Situated close to the Musée Maillol in the 7th arrondissement, the Hotel de la Motte Picquet recommends that you experience this original artistic approach that produced dreamy and colourful works full of charm.
The Royal Opera in Versailles is one that has been a little unloved in recent decades. The stunning set was created back in 1682 for the wedding of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette and was a great architectural feat. In the 19th century, the room was taken over by Senate. It wasn’t until 2009 that it went back to being a space for the arts. Yet, this was the only time that the public could see the architecture – if they had paid to see a show.
King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh at the Grande Halle de la Villette brings 150 pieces to the exhibition space in a wonderful interactive experience. The diversity of pieces, from childhood items to golden treasures, unveils a little more about the ancient king. This is a great idea for Ancient Egypt fans over the Easter break and the show continues until September 15th. Don’t miss out!
This show is a long-running exhibition for the gallery – continuing until the 21st of July. This means lots of chances to come and study these paintings and see what you see in the models. You might see a well-known painting or artist in a new light after this show. The chronology and comparisons should be enlightening.
Anting-Anting are something that many people in the West will not be familiar with. Yet, their designs and purpose have a connection to faith and superstition right across the world. These talismans are worn by their owners to protect them from danger. They often come in the form of crosses or other religious iconography and have great significance to the wearer. The idea is that those large amulets will protect soldiers in the line of fire, policemen in the line of duty and all kinds of other wearers. The mixture of Catholic and traditional culture is familiar, yet at the same time unique to the Philippines.