A retrospective of the work of Salvador Dali, the last giant of the history of 20th-century art, showing at the Pompidou Center in Paris, Nov. 21, 2012 to March 25, 2013. Article by Catherine Rigollet translated and adapted for France Revisited.
Joining Whistler’s Mother, Van Gogh’s Self-portrait, Degas’s ballerinas, and many more, the Musée d’Orsay took on another familiar face this month when Liberty was given place of honor on a pedestal near the entrance to the museum’s great nave. The Orsay Museum had long claimed that Liberty rightfully belonged within its walls rather than in the Luxembourg Garden, where it previously stood.
American photographer Quinn Jacobson, a specialist in early photographic techniques, has returned to Paris this spring with “The American West Portraits,” a showing of recent works at the gallery Centre Iris pour la photographie until June 19, 2012. The portraits in this show were created with the wet plate collodion process, a photographic technique developed in the 1850s.
On August 21, 1911, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre by Vincenzo Peruggia, an Italian laborer living in Paris. Now, 100 years later, a new documentary puts together the missing pieces of the theft and of the life of the thief. Read this exclusive interview with the filmmaker.