Category: artworks

Trip to Musée de l’Orangerie

You may not realise this but we have a lot to thank Claude Monet for. There’s all that great art, of course, but he also helped to transform the former orangerie greenhouse — which had been used as a storage space and even as… Continue Reading “Trip to Musée de l’Orangerie”

Trip to Pompidou Centre – France’s MoMa

It’s Europe’s largest and busiest museum of modern art with more than seven million visitors a year since it opened in 1977 – though probably not during the pandemic. Centre Pompidou is the place to see the works of David Hockney, Picasso, Klee, Philippe Starck,… Continue Reading “Trip to Pompidou Centre – France’s MoMa”

Trip to Fondation Cartier

For the next few weeks I’m going to be covering – in no particular order – the places I visited on my most recent trip to London and Paris. The Fondation Cartier was created in 1984 by the Cartier SA firm as a centre… Continue Reading “Trip to Fondation Cartier”

Trip to: Le Musée Carnavalet – Histoire de Paris

I’ve been eagerly awaiting the renovation and reopening of this museum which sets out the history of Paris chronologically within a beautiful building in the Marais. Introduction The Carnavalet is the oldest City of Paris museum. It first opened to the public in February… Continue Reading “Trip to: Le Musée Carnavalet – Histoire de Paris”

Trip to the Louvre, and its gardens

Over the years I’ve spent plenty of time at the Louvre though I’m still not sure I’ve seen everything the museum has to offer. One of my favourite places is however its gardens and I enjoyed a wonderful stroll around here on Monday morning… Continue Reading “Trip to the Louvre, and its gardens”

Sculpture Saturday #60

Leaving behind the posts of the past few weeks of works in the  Nagyharsány sculpture park in Villany, Hungary, I’m back looking at local civic structures. This striking sculpture by American sculptor Alexander Calder (1898 – 1976) was previously on display in La Colle… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #60”

Sculpture Saturday #59

I’m still featuring individual works in the  Nagyharsány sculpture park in Villany, Hungary, which I wrote about a few weeks ago. This challenge is kindly hosted by Susan Kelly over at No Fixed Plans. Share a photo of a statue or sculpture – go… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #59”

Sculpture Saturday #58

For the next few weeks or so, I’m going to look at some of the individual works in the  Nagyharsány sculpture park in Villany, Hungary, which I wrote about three weeks ago. This challenge is kindly hosted by Susan Kelly over at No Fixed… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #58”

Sculpture Saturday #57

For the next few weeks or so, I’m going to look at some of the individual works in the  Nagyharsány sculpture park in Villany, Hungary, which I wrote about two weeks ago. This challenge is kindly hosted by Susan Kelly over at No Fixed… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #57”

Sculpture Saturday #56

For the next few weeks or so, I’m going to look at some of the individual works in the  Nagyharsány sculpture park in Villany, Hungary, which I wrote about last week. This challenge is kindly hosted by Susan Kelly over at No Fixed Plans.… Continue Reading “Sculpture Saturday #56”