Sunday, March 04, 2007

Pascin Exhibition


You may remember when I first mentioned this wonderful Paris museum called the Musée Maillol (after the name of French sculptor Aristide Maillot) at the occasion of Marilyn Monroe's last sitting. Well, at the moment they have another stunning temporary exhibition: paintings by Jules Pascin, a painter who was born in 1885 and committed suicide at the peak of his success in 1930. His work is really good and beautifully exhibited in this must see museum.

22 comments:

  1. Eric, Hemingway devoted a chapter of a A Movable Feast to his friend Pascin: With Pascin at the Dome

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  2. Ok, I didn't click on the link :)

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  3. Thank you, Eric, for the news and photos in Paris. I am new to blogging and found yours. I was in Paris last year -- it was a lifelong dream. I dream of returning -- maybe, hopefully, next year. I will check out your site frequently.

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  4. Oh, this a very seductive use of color and B&W in your photo...love it!

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  5. Beautiful Eric! Not only you keep on bringing us the latest in Paris, but you do it so magically! The colour effect on this B&W is fantastic! I wish I had seen Marilyn Monroe's exhibition there!

    Just saw Hugh Grant's new movie today and couldn't help thinking if my friend Lynn got her desired photos..!

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  6. Most people would have photographed a painting and talked about the artist and museum, but you gave us the whole experience...the space, the people wandering around, and the artist at the focal point. Pas mal!

    Nikon, interesting that you picked up on the Hemingway relation. I noticed at this exhibit that Pascin had spent some time in Florida and Cuba, so this seems to make more sense now. I will say that his paintings are quite sexual as well, so yes Eric, a "must see" for some of our friends here at PDP! ;-)

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  7. :))
    oh, another art piece...
    Eric, is this a painting of that great artist???
    :P
    nice sunday.

    jing

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  8. I just checked with Dave. We haven't visited this museum yet. Now it is on our list. I wonder if we will be able to cram everything into the few days in Paris? We will be located near Grenoble for 4 weeks. Now that we have a Daily Grenoble Photo to guide us, we will have a must see list for there, also. The time, mid May, is approaching rapidly. I wonder why Dave asked if the museum was one of bathing suits? Hmmmm!
    Commentors, Haxo is fine. He has been on vacation. No need for us to worry.

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  9. Nice use of Black & Color Eric! You da MASTER! Too bad I flunked literature in High School too or else I'd be able to add a lot more to these cultured discussions! ;)

    MICHAEL!!! You little tease...just don't tell my cyberlover you're watching ok? Well, on second thought....NO! Nevermind! ;)

    And HEY! The piece featured for Pascin on the museum's website (link) features the "lunar eclipse" too! That is, unless it changes everytime you click on it...

    LOL! ;) xo

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  10. Hello dear all,
    Nice to see you again :-)
    I was about to say i found the museum Maillol great, but i just realized in time that i never visited this museum..lol But promissed, i will visit it one day.
    I mixed it with the musée Marmottan which is really great.

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  11. Bonjour haxo...I too thought it was the Marmottan...but as usual, Eric is making us use our brains!! LOL! I am putting this on my little list of new places to check out the next time I am in Paris, too bad I missed the MM exhibit. :c( But I've been to her tomb!

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  12. Welcome back Haxo! Was wondering where you went to. The Marmottan is excellent too for the Monet pieces, but this little place changes exhibits often.

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  13. Beautiful. Such a gorgeous space to exhibit wonderful pieces of art. This is a treat to see, Eric. Love what you did with the extraction of colour too, emphasising the painting itself.

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  14. Ca a l'air absolument magnifique! C'est une expo que j'aurais aime voir. Dommage que ca n'ait pas eu l'air d'interesser davantage tes lecteurs.

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  15. I would like to visit this exhibition, it seems very interesting. Plus the Musée Maillol is probably one of my favourite in Paris. I used to go there quite often when I was in Paris last year. The atmosphere in this museum is really different.

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  16. Well, well. This is quite alluring. I'll need to check the dates for the Pascin exhibit. I hadn't planned on any specific museums this time, but the Maillol may be mandatory. And how can I not visit museums again in Paris? Ah, so many. Thanks, Eric.

    (Incidentally, my home museum in Minneapolis just acquired its third Renoir. Seeing it made my day yesterday.)

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  17. The most interesting for me in the Musée Maillol is the Camille Bombois's painting. Really funny...

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  18. What a great photo!!! I was immediately drawn to the warmth of the painting and the cool dark gallery setting. Simply, I love it!

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