Art and Artists

The Artists of Montmartre Paris

Written by on April 24, 2017 in Art and Artists, Arty, Paris
The Artists of Montmartre Paris

Have you ever wondered why artists congregate in Montmartre, the lively hill top village of Paris? They’re there  to draw the visitors who flock to this oh-so pretty part of the city of light but why here, in this particular spot? Around 300 painters are officially licensed to work the area and there’s a 10 […]

Continue Reading

Centre of Contemporary Creation Olivier Debré opens in Tours

Written by on March 22, 2017 in Art and Artists, Pays de la Loire
Centre of Contemporary Creation Olivier Debré opens in Tours

In March 2017, a unique centre of art opened in the heart of the Loire Valley in the city of Tours. Aiming to bring contemporary art to all, the new centre opened the doors of its brand new state of the art building, a fitting home for modern art. Designed by architects Aires Mateus in […]

Continue Reading

Google Cultural Institute Paris | Mind Blowing Technology

Written by on October 3, 2016 in Art and Artists
Google Cultural Institute Paris | Mind Blowing Technology

In a narrow road in Paris, hidden behind a gate with bars painted the colour of the Google rainbow is the French HQ of the world’s favourite search engine. And it’s here that a secret painting left by Marc Chagall in the ceiling of the Opera Garnier in Paris was discovered. 700 people work here and […]

Continue Reading

Auvers-sur-Oise in the footsteps of Van Gogh

Written by on September 28, 2016 in Art and Artists, Picardy
Auvers-sur-Oise in the footsteps of Van Gogh

Auvers-sur-Oise in Picardy, northern France, needs little introduction as the last place that Vincent van Gogh lived and painted in 1890, during the last seventy days of his life. Located northwest of Paris; a mere 30 minute train ride to this quaint, picturesque artists’ village, it is here – that if only for a brief […]

Continue Reading

Painters Day Montreuil-sur-Mer

Written by on April 20, 2016 in Art and Artists, Nord-Pas de Calais
Painters Day Montreuil-sur-Mer

Every year the little hill top town of Montreuil-sur-Mer in the northern French department of Pas de Calais, holds an annual Painter’s Day and the whole town buzzes with colour as artists arrive to capture its lovely looks on paper for a day! In mid-August, 100 or more painters turn up with their easels and […]

Continue Reading

Magnificent Modigliani retrospective in Lille 2016

Written by on December 14, 2015 in Art and Artists, Nord-Pas de Calais
Magnificent Modigliani retrospective in Lille 2016

The Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani is being shown at the Lille Museum of Modern Art (Lam) from 27 February to June 5 2016. It’s a chance for Modigliani fans to enjoy an exceptional exhibition and to make it even better, there are some great deals to be had during this time such as a buy […]

Continue Reading

Arty Party Lille and Lille3000

Written by on November 27, 2015 in Art and Artists, Nord-Pas de Calais
Arty Party Lille and Lille3000

Lille  knows how to enjoy the good life big time, like no other city I’ve ever been to this is the capital of fun French style. Lille is the home of Lille3000 – so called because when the town became European Capital of Culture in 2004 the Lillois (people of Lille) loved how their town […]

Continue Reading

Lille3000 Renaissance 2015 | The Opening Parade

Lille3000 Renaissance 2015 | The Opening Parade

The most spectacular art gallery opening in the world – Lille3000 Renaissance: On Saturday 26 September, 2015, the sun shone on the city of Lille in northern France, the sky was blue, the old city, Vieux Lille, was as gorgeous as ever with its 17th century Flemish buildings with their distinctive gables and beautiful decorations. It […]

Continue Reading

Lille 3000 2015

Lille 3000 2015

Lille 3000 is a unique, quirky, fantastically French cultural artistic event that takes place in the city of Lille, northern France over several months in hundreds of different locations. It’s slightly crazy, possibly a tad deranged and absolutely pulsating with joie de vivre, energy and joy and if you love art, then this should be […]

Continue Reading

David Bowie is Paris Exhibition

Written by on March 30, 2015 in Art and Artists
David Bowie is Paris Exhibition

The David Bowie is exhibition is at the Philharmonie de Paris until May 31st.  It is a unique opportunity to get a behind the scenes tour of one of the most influential and memorable artists of the last 50 years – it’s a must for Bowie fans.  David Bowie is, is the first international retrospective […]

Continue Reading

Top