International Exposition of Art and Technology in Modern Life

From 25 May to 25 November 1937, the Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne (International Art and Technology Exhibition in Modern Life) was held in Paris, France. Both the Palais de Chaillot, which houses the MusĂ©e de l’Homme and the Palais de Tokyo, which houses the MusĂ©e d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, were built for this exhibition, which was officially approved by the Bureau International des Expositions.Read More →

Robert Bonfils Chair

Born in Paris, Robert Bonfils was a French graphic artist, painter, and designer. He studied at the École Germain-Pilon in 1903 and at the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1906.

He worked for Henri Hamm, a furniture designer. His work included paintings, bookbindings, ceramics for Sèvres, Bianchini-Frerier silk, wallpaper and interior design layouts. He designed the tea room at the Au Printemps department store in Paris. With depictions of the seasons, he decorated the wall.Read More →

Le Salon d’Automne

As an alternative to a conservative official salon, the Salon d’Automne was founded. It was also an alternative to the Salon des IndĂ©pendants, which was liberal but had a non-jury policy that sometimes contributed to mediocrity. The founders of the Salon d’Automne were a collective of artists and writers, includingRead More →

Van Gogh Starry Night

Van Gogh is one of my favourite artists. The painting “Starry Night” is one of his most beloved.   It is an authentic landscape and a projection of Van Gogh’s inner being.  Vortexes of deep azure spin around stars and a crescent moon.  A giant green, black cypress tree blows in the wind. Read More →

This morning I took time out of my busy schedule to have a wander around the sumptuous Vaux-le-Vicomte one of the many Chateaus around Paris. This trip was sponsored by the Google Art project, and after setting up my iMac deskspace, I was there within under a minute. My WifeRead More →