New Colors in the Louvre

New Colors in the Louvre

There is a fresh coat of paint this month at the Musée du Louvre! The Musée du Louvre recently renovated its galleries dedicated to 19th century French painting, complete with new colors on the walls and a reshuffling of the artworks. The paintings underwent acts of preventative [...]

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Make a Carriès Mask

Make a Carriès Mask

This is part of Make a Mask, a series where I make copies of masks in Parisian museums. This Halloween, I made my first papier-mâché mask. It was such an enjoyable process; a mix of sculpture, paper work and painting. Since then, every time I visit a museum, I am drawn magnetically to any and all masks on display. Naturally, the next step was [ ... ]

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Hokusai at the Grand Palais

Hokusai at the Grand Palais

The Hokusai exhibition at the Grand Palais is like a movie. You enter, and the first room focuses on the reception of the Hokusai’s works in France in the second half of the 19th century (after his death). A timeline greets you with the major dates of the artist’s life, each period associated with a name change. It’s like only hearing whispers [ ... ]

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