Art Tourism
Sculpture in the Mountains – Poem in Space

Sculpture in the Mountains – Poem in Space

F E B R U A R Y 11,  2013     The Georgian filmmaker Tengiz Abuladze closed his film Repentance (1984) with an old woman asking the question: “What is a road for, if it doesn’t lead to a temple?” I remember discussing for days on end both the film and that question –...
Temple of Art in Passy

Temple of Art in Passy

J A N U A R Y 25,  2013     Some believe that churches are built in “special holy” places, charged with some otherworldly energy. I think this is precisely so. Every person, be he/she a believer or not, must in all likelihood have a church in which he or she feels good, blissful,...
Maeght Foundation: Collecting as Creativity

Maeght Foundation: Collecting as Creativity

J A N U A R Y 11, 2013 Have you ever wondered what drives people to spend their time, effort and money to buy, preserve and popularize works of art? After all, the life of every one of us is so short and it’s downright impossible to take everything you’ve collected along with you. That...
The many faces of Suzy Solidor

The many faces of Suzy Solidor

n o v e m b e r 16, 2012 In the post I Wish It Was Done for the People. Notes on a Visit to Haut de Cagnes I shared my impressions of another visit to that medieval French village, whose sights and cozy streets were painted by Chaim Soutine, Felix Vallotton and many...
I Wish It Was Done for the People. Notes on a Visit to Haut de Cagnes

I Wish It Was Done for the People. Notes on a Visit to Haut de Cagnes

n o v e m b e r 11, 2012 I wonder if you’ve ever paid attention to framed art reproductions displayed on house walls in central Moscow or have already got accustomed to this “beauty”? I for one have been quite annoyed by them of late. That is, they didn’t look appealing from the...
Jean Cocteau Museum in Menton

Jean Cocteau Museum in Menton

n o v e m b e r  2,  2012 Some time ago my wife started to call our vacation trips creative missions, and I can’t agree more. Judge for yourself, in the two weeks of our last trip we covered more than 3,500 kilometers driving the roads of France, visited 12 museums, attended 16...
Аndré Lhote at Mirmande

Аndré Lhote at Mirmande

o c t o b e r  14,  2012  I guess everyone now and again comes up against a situation when the outcome is not what you expect. What is more, inordinate expectations nearly always negatively affect the perception and impressions of an event, meeting, journey, etc. I’ve long become convinced that the less you...
Unique Masterpieces. One Hundred Years in a Private Collection

Unique Masterpieces. One Hundred Years in a Private Collection

A U G U S T 18,  2011 The inquisitive mind of a collector and researcher forbids ignoring details. A brief report in the French mass media on an Odilon Redon exhibition and a chance to view his panels at the Fontfroide Abbey prompted a new big theme. Plastic interrelationships in art of different times, continuity...
No-news about Not-so-modern Art

No-news about Not-so-modern Art

A U G U S T 8, 2011 Some of our news are no news at all and have nothing to do with modern art. But now that we have written about the 800th anniversary of the Reims Cathedral, why not celebrate the 7000th anniversary of another architectural monument? Any day will do because nobody...
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