on our front page this week…
DAVID HOCKNEY, EXCEPTIONAL!
One takes the measure of a great exposure to the lack that creates after the first visit, as after a meeting. It is exceptional in the literal sense to see a great living painter - David Hockney celebrating his 80th birthday on July 9 - a solar, magnifying color, a sublime and atypical form of painting in Cinemascope. "His painting aims to seduce, delight, celebrate the beauty and complexity of life, a position that is rather marginal in our time, "summarizes Didier Ottinger, curator of this masterful retrospective of 167 works at the Center Pompidou. Hockney refuses abstract, minimal, conceptual or even triumphant pop art, faithful to a certain realism, but without being anchored in the past, he who uses the iPad as a sketchbook.
Centre Pompidou, Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris until October 17
The Butte aux Cailles: a Must-See Village in Paris The Butte aux Cailles is a village-like oasis located on the left bank of Paris in 13th arrondissement. It is the highest place on the left bank after the Montagne Sainte Geneviève and it peaks at… 63 meters! The Villa Daviel is haven of peace,; lined by lovely houses with colourful gates and flowered front sides. It dates from the same year as the Petite Alsace, 1912, and is probably one of the most charming alleys of the Butte.
WHERE WE LIKE TO GO BEST
Between art and crafts, Medusa, the new exhibition of the Museum of Modern Art, leads us to the discovery of new contemporary jewels. A treasure of 400 jewels made by artists such as Man Ray, Alexander Calder or Louise Bourgeois. But also: jewelers, anonymous pieces, installations of contemporary artists and even a necklace of noodles
11, avenue du Président Wilson, 75116, paristhefrenchjewelrypost.com
ONE OF OUR FAVORITES PLACES
A must for anyone in Paris! The owner of the bakery wanted to recreate the atmosphere of an ancient bakery, with old furniture, large mirrors and the original painted glass ceiling that is listed as a historical monument. The pastries are amazing and they have plenty of sweet and savoury options. Everything is reasonably priced and the service is great. We can't recommend this bakery enough
Du Pain et des Idées, 34 Rue Yves Toudic, 75010 Paris