Le Petit Palais

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Paintings and Drawings

One year ago, Rabindranath Tagore's birthday was celebrated. The Petit Palais presents 85 of his paintings and drawings. Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), the author of the Indian national anthem, is also famous for being the first non-Western writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. Eclectic, abundant and plentiful, his work constitutes a vital artistic link between India and the rest of the world: through his paintings, which are inspired by a profound humanism, Tagore... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 2/12/12

World of Theater

It is no accident that the Comédie-Française exhibits its collections at the Petit Palais: everybody knows the stage, but there is an extraordinary artisitc heritage, that almost nobody has heard before of. It tells the story of a family, Molière's company, from the 17th century until today: portraits and busts, which show comedians' working, or which remain famous authors, sessions of the Reading Comittee, stage working, prestigious props... Thanks to the museum-library, two-hundred works... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 1/1/12

Pierre & Alexandra Boulat

        Published by Reporters sans Frontières as a tribute to two of the great names in French photojournalism, 100 photos by Pierre & Alexandra Boulat and the Petit Palais exhibition show two intersecting views of the world, both passionate, disconcerting and deeply humanistic. Pierre's reports on the shantytowns of Nanterre in the 1950s and on the daily life of women in America radiate the same intensity as those of his daughter on Gaza and the sufferings of Afghan mothers four... [more]
Posted by ArtSlant Team on 1/24/11

On the Runway

by Robert J. Hughes
    A fashion show is a kind of spectacle, performance art that is commercial and a little desperate – it's always necessary to try to engage the insular pack of blasé and provincially worldly fashion reporters who traipse between Paris, New York, Milan and London seeing the same people, eating at the same "hot" restaurants, looking for the next big thing, whatever that is. But every so often, a genuine talent emerges whose gifts touch not only the seen-it-all editors and buyers and... [more]
Posted by Robert J. Hughes on 7/14/10