Suzanne Valadon: From Trapeze Performer to Artist

Suzanne Valadon: From Trapeze Performer to Artist

Marie-Clémentine Valadon, better known as Suzanne Valadon was a French Post-Impressionist painter who created compelling, unorthodox and sometimes even “scandalous” figure paintings. She lived a spirited life as tumultuous and sensational as the celebrated epoch of 19th century French art in which she had a critical role. As the daughter of a laundress, the petite […]

Lucio Fontana Retrospective: 20th Century Visionary in Paris

Lucio Fontana Retrospective: 20th Century Visionary in Paris

The Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris presents Lucio Fontana: Retrospective until August 24, 2014. One of the most influential 20th century visionaries, Lucio Fontana’s experimentation with tangible space became a landmark in the history of abstract art. His artistic vision guided numerous artists including Piero Manzoni and Julio Le Parc, who regarded […]

Eugène Atget and the Art of Old Paris

Eugène Atget and the Art of Old Paris

  Eugène Atget was a 19th century French documentary photographer, and an enigma. Later in life, he was noted for recording old Paris’ architecture and street scenes before their disappearance to modernization. Details of Atget’s early life are obscure. Born in 1857, he was orphaned by the age of five and was brought up by his […]