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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Bettina Rheims Exhibition.. At Your Peril…

The Bettina Rheims photography exhibition at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in the Marais is showing until the 27th of March 2016.

You see it at your own peril… depending on your sensibilities.

The exhibition, which is curated by Vanessa Mourot, with the participation of Jean-Luc Monterosso, is a co-production with the Stockholm Fotografisca…

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Casablanca.. “We’ll Always Have Paris”…

“Play it… Sam…

Play… ‘As Time Goes By’ “…

The sublime “Ilsa” (Ingrid Bergman)… her expressive face… sad, tender, nostalgic… implored her former lover “Rick’s” (Humphrey Bogart) friend and house pianist Sam… to play their special song upon spotting him playing the piano… as she entered the establishment “Rick’s Café Americain”…

“Le tout Paris” and I… were bewitched, enthralled, and mesmerized watching the iconic film “Casablanca” yesterday night…

Magnificent… love…

Dazzling… passion…

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Twelve Shades.. of Shame…

“Twelve… Years…

A… Slave”…

Rather…

Twelve…. shades…

Of… shame…

How…

Did human psyche… dip into the depths of its…. pathological disintegration…

Why…

Was such demeanment… humiliation… and chilling cruelty… inflicted upon fellow humans…

The much praised 2013 period drama… an adaptation of the 1853 memoir by Soloman Northup… “Twelve Years a Slave”… was imposed upon us on the small screen… “la télé”…

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