Today, one of the high school kid I tutor and I have talked a lot about French Painters and how Le Déjeuner sur l’Herbe (Luncheon on the Grass) by Edouard Manet a sandalous piece in the 1860’s when it was exposed at the Salon des Refusés (where paintings rejected from the official Paris Salon were exposed). And how Emile Zola defended staunchly defended it. I need to go to the Musée d’Orsay soon. There are so many museums I need to return to before I leave Paris!
Kiss(es) in Art
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone, whether you’re single, in a relationship, it’s complicated or whatever Facebook suggests or, if you’re (like me) “not labeling it”.
When everyone else is all about the Tour de France, cool kids go to cool and highly anticipated exhibitions. My sister and I, being cool kids, thus finally went to the Tim Burton exhibition at La Cinémathèque Française, since we couldn’t see it at the MoMA. Well, I loved Tim Burton already. And I think he’s such a creative, talented, prolific, intense, funny, fascinating person. He has so many talents, it’s hard to list them. He can draw and is a poet. He tells stories. Awfully beautiful and captivating stories. And I feel like I’ve made another step into his universe. I’d seen most of his films and read some of his poetry. Now I’ve seen his art too, and I’m, yes, fascinated. I wish I could have taken some pictures, but it was prohibited. It’d break the magic, I guess…