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.

Here is how you can enjoy Christmas in Paris!

Christmas is a magical time of year in Paris. There is no shortage of event and celebrations lined up for citizens and visitors across the festive season in 2018. Shoppers can head to one of the many different markets that will spring up around the city, or simply admire the stunning window displays. Families can head out to enjoy the lights of different displays and festivals. 

Sérusier’s ‘The Talisman’ : A prophecy of colour

There are some works of art that make the art world stop in its tracks for a little while and re-evaluate its opinions. Some paintings challenge conventions and perceptions of subjects to the point where they become important symbols of their era. The Talisman by Serusier is one such painting. 

Japonisms 2018 Kohei Nawa, Throne

2018 has been an important year in French-Japanese relations. This is the 160th anniversary of diplomatic relationships between the countries and the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Period.