The Courtauld Collection : A Vision for Impressionism

The Courtauld Collection in London is one of the under-rated gems of the British capital. Visitors to the city flock to either of the famous Tate Galleries, or to the prized collection of the National Gallery. However, the more casual tourist may not have even heard of the Courtauld Gallery. Even those that have, may pass it by for bigger, better attractions. 

Top Things To Do On Valentine's Day In Paris

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and Paris’ finest attractions and establishments are already making preparations. The theatres, opera houses, museums and much more are out to prove that they are the perfect place to take a date. Here are the best things to do on Valentine’s Day in Paris to impress a loved one.

Le Mondial du Tatouage 2019

In recent years, tattoo art has come into its own as a legitimate art form. Tattoo artists are revered for the way that they can create vivid, expressive pieces on their subject's skin. The techniques and colours have come a long way since the basic approaches of centuries ago. It, therefore, makes sense for there to be a tattoo art convention in Paris. 

Star Wars: Les fans contre-attaquent

When Star Wars fans hear about the chance to see the best private collection of Star Wars items in Europe (possibly in the world) they may not expect this. 

Yves Saint Laurent: Dreams of the Orient

2018 has been an important year for French-Japanese relationships. This year marks an important 160th anniversary of diplomatic relations and a more open dialogue between the two nations. A large part of these celebrations has been a series of art exhibitions. The Japonisms 2018 programme brought many different projects to galleries and museums across the city. Earlier in the year, there were stunning shows from digital craftsmen and retrospectives of ancient schools. At the moment, a gold 3D printed throne sits beneath the Pyramid of the Louvre. All across Paris, gallery visitors have seen Japanese design in exciting new ways. 

Franz Marc / August Macke. The adventure of the Blue Rider

Franz Marc and August Macke are two of the most interesting figures in German art of the early 20th century. The pair worked together for a long time, sharing a love of the same European masters, painting together and learning side by side. They shared an interesting path of discovery across their short lives, before perishing in the great war at just 36 and 27 respectively. An encounter with Kandinsky just before the war led to the formation of The Blue Rider Almanac. Marc became famous for his blue horses and abstract approach while Macke focused on human relationships with nature. 

Illuminated Species event at the Jardin des Plantes

The Christmas lights of Paris are always wonderful to behold. There are beautiful displays right across the city in different shop windows, along with vast avenues and in city parks. One of the must-see illumination events this holiday season is the Illuminated Species event run by the Natural History Museum.