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Black models, Le modèle noir, is an exhibition in Orsay museum about the coloured models in painting and photography from Gericault to Matisse. Open since March 26th 2019, the exhibit explores how black models were represented throughout the years from the western artists’ perspectives, in light of historical context and artistic trends. Orientalism, for example, was the imitation or idealized representation of harems – scenes from the eastern cities, which were very popular in theRead More
Spring is finally here! If you have a trip planned to Paris this season, we’ve got the perfect plan for you: a visit to the flowery birthplace of one of the most famous French paintings. Claude Monet moved into a pink house in the small village of Giverny in 1883 and lived there until his death in 1926. He designed the house’s gardens and planted every flower bed himself to match his coloured imagination. TheRead More
It’s safe to say that the Eiffel Tower is the most famous monument in Paris. The Tower, nowadays symbol of France, was built to be the majestic entrance to the World’s Fair in 1889 by Gustave Eiffel. It took two years to build and was meant to commemorate the French Revolution. Back then the Eiffel Tower was the tallest man-made structure ever built… but it was also meant to be dismantled shortly after! The reasonRead More