André Malraux.. My Inspiration…

André Malraux…

French… author…

Social… critic…

Flamboyant… statesman…

Captivates… me…

My total admiration for everything French in general.. Paris.. in particular.. and mostly for the enigmatic and powerful intellect of…

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Baryshnikov as Nijinsky: Letter to a Man…

The… night…

Was… dark…

Chilly… monstrous…

When… we shivered…

Our… way to…

Théâtre de… la Ville…

Watching the legendary Mikhail Baryshnikov.. metamorphose into the iconic Vaslav Nijinski… he literally became him by completely inhabiting the awesome.. frightening.. fragmented mind of the great.. prodigious most celebrated former virtuoso artist.. who performed with his mentor Sergei Diaghilev’s renowned Ballets Russes…

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The Gates of Hell at Musée Rodin..

The exhibition “Hell according to Rodin”, or “L’Enfer selon Rodin”, currently taking place at the Musée Rodin in Paris, invites the public to take a fresh look at an iconic work of art: The Gates of Hell. Over 170 works – including 60 drawings that are rarely on public display, and numerous sculptures restored for the exhibition – immerse visitors in the fascinating history of this masterpiece, which was so influential in the development of sculpture and the arts. With these mysterious, imposing doors that never open, Rodin presents a spectacular view of Hell – both feverish and tormented…

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Sergiu Celibidache.. A “God”…

Sergiu… Celibidache…

Romanian… conductor…

Composer… teacher…

Philosopher…

Had a life enhancing effect on my senses… watching him conduct the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra on the Franco-German TV network ARTE.

The experience felt like bathing in the very presence of… “The Divine”… a near transcendental moment… the closest thing to heaven…

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Paul Klee: “Irony at Work” Retrospective.. at the Centre Pompidou…

“Paul Klee: L’Ironie à l’oeuvre” exhibition just opened in Paris’ Centre Pompidou…

Considered one of the 20th century’s most iconic artists and a singular figure in modernity, Klee was a Swiss-German artist, born in 1879, whose highly individual style was influenced by art movements such as Expressionism, Cubism, Constructivism, and Surrealism.

This is the first major Paul Klee retrospective in France since the 1969 exhibition at the Musée National d’Art Moderne…

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