Pablo Picasso in 'La Californie'

Les Demoiselles d’Avignon: Jacqueline Dürrbach’s Translation on Tapestry

If you’re a Picasso fan, seeing his painting Les Demoiselles d’Avignon is key. The nude prostitutes have angular and disjointed body parts, two have African mask-life features and the painting’s perspective is a flat...
Carrieres Lumières

Light and Magic in France with Carrières de Lumières

What do you do with a giant cavern? That was the question that vexed the Provençal village of Les Baux-de-Provence. For centuries, giant blocks of white limestone had been extracted from a nearby mountain to...
Heavenly Hermès

Book Review: Hermès, Heavenly Days

You won’t be able to resist this elegant collection of Alice Charbin’s whimsical illustrations from her 18-year collaboration with luxury goods icon Hermès. For almost two decades, illustrator Alice Charbin has been inviting people...
Yves Saint Laurent: Icons Of Fashion Design and Photography

Book Review: Yves Saint Laurent, Icons Of Fashion Design and Photography

This is a gorgeous homage to the uncrowned king of haute couture. Originally published in 1988, this new reprint traces the success of Saint Laurent’s haute couture and ready-to-wear designs from 1962 to 1988...
Tate modern staff examining Dora Maar painting

Finding Dora Maar: Building a Portrait of the Artist

A chance find in a second-hand Hermès address book led to a journey deep into the day-to-day life of one of the 20th century’s most talented–and difficult–women, as Lanie Goodman discovers Call it improbable, a...
Marché Biron

Marché Biron: Shopping the Legendary Puces de Saint-Ouen outside Paris

“What you can’t touch in Versailles… you can get in Biron.” A beautiful Saturday morning in July and Chez Arnaud is packed with regulars savouring cups of coffee at the entrance to the Marché Biron....

Did You Know? Art Facts on Rodin, Toulouse-Lautrec, and More

Beating the odds With no command of spelling and reluctant to speak, Auguste Rodin had a tough time at school, preferring to draw or mould clay instead. The odds were stacked against him, having failed...
Paul Cézanne, Mont Sainte-Victoire

From Turner to Tissot: Must-See Exhibitions in France

Arts correspondent Sylvia Davis selects the newest and most intriguing exhibitions and collections to visit right now Cézanne and the Italians at the Marmottan Although Cézanne never visited Italy, he was strongly influenced from the outset...
Paris Fashion Flair book

Book Review: Paris, Fashion Flair by Marc-Antoine Coulon

Working for the biggest names in couture, Marc-Antoine Coulon celebrates fashion and the spirit of Paris both on and off the runway in this glamorous and evocative book. The anthology of sketches, collages and...
Edgar Degas, The Curtain

Degas at the Opéra Virtual Tour

Degas at the Opéra was open for less than two weeks before the Gallery closed, so we have gathered a selection of opportunities to experience the exhibition from home. We hope you enjoy the first show...