There are many art lovers and critics in America that revere the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat. The young artist made a big impression on the scene in New York City with his commentaries on African American culture and conflict in America. His work was bold and beautiful and gave a voice to a minority that may have otherwise been overlooked in the art world.
Warm up your winter by visiting the Salon du Chocolat in Paris from October 31st to November 4th during your stay at the Hotel de la Motte Picquet! This great trade fair lets you experiment with new flavours, discover exceptional products, enrich your knowledge of chocolate culture and enjoy some crazy creativity with your children!
When we say the name Picasso and ask people to describe his figures, many will immediately think of the distorted, Cubist faces. This is understandable, as this is the period that is arguably his most famous. However, there are pieces of work in Picasso’s catalogue that are much softer and more feminine.
It is hard to know when The Lady and the Unicorn was first woven. The difference between the time of conception and the time of completion of this 6 piece tapestry could be vast. Historians place it around 1500, viewing it as one of the most important pieces to come from that period between the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
From October 4th to 14th, car enthusiasts and trade professionals from all over the globe will meet in Paris for the Mondial de l'Auto (Paris Motor Show). Held every two years, it’s the most visited event of its kind in the world. So, will you be there this year during your stay at the Hotel de la Motte Picquet?
Summer in Paris means plenty of chances to enjoy life “en plain air”, and there is no better example than the Festival Classique au Vert series of concerts. These concerts run from August 11th until September 2 and make great use of the pavilion areas within the gardens. The different concerts blend a fusion of American classics, jazz standards and more familiar classical greats.