It is far too easy to take our oceans for granted. In fact, that is something that has led to the demise and devastation of many marine ecosystems. Man’s disregard and ignorance about the natural world beneath the waves have led to a terrible relationship with this watery world. Programmes like Blue Planet opened our eyes to the true scale of the oceans, the issues they face and the plight of the creatures within. Now the Muséum national d’Histoire Naturelle aims to increase knowledge and understanding even further with a new exhibition called Oceans.PLUS D'INFORMATION
Jean Francis Auburtin isn’t as famous as some of his contemporaries, such as Monet, but there is no doubt that he tried to emulate and learn from them over his lifetime. He followed in the footsteps of Monet, painting the landscapes around Belle-Île and Étretat to Pourville, Varengeville and Provence to get a better idea of the subject and approaches of his peer. This Spring the musée des impressionnismes Giverny hosts a retrospective that places Auburtin and Monet side by side. It is a chance for art lovers to compare the works and see the importance of both artists.PLUS D'INFORMATION
The art of engraving is one that many of us don’t fully appreciate. We can see the final results and images in some art exhibitions, but we rarely get to see anything regarding the processes. This is all about to change with a new exhibition at the Louvre. This show takes a series of plates and places them with these more familiar images. It is the perfect way for visitors to get a better understanding of the work that goes into creating this sort of artwork. In many cases, the engraved metal plates are just as beautiful as the scenes that they create.PLUS D'INFORMATION
The Paris Art Fair is back again this year at the Parc des Expos, Porte de Versailles, from 11 to 14 April.PLUS D'INFORMATION
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.PLUS D'INFORMATION
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.
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.PLUS D'INFORMATION