Australian illustrator and author Kerrie Hess (Kerrie Hess Illustration) is a world-renowned talent. She has collaborated with distinguished brands such as Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton, net-a-porter.com, Vogue, Peter Alexander, Sambag, Tatler, and Kate Spade, to name a few. Hess’s … Continue reading
I had wanted to do a bag painting workshop with Kasia Dietz for months! As soon as I saw her announce the dates for the next workshops, I quickly booked my spot. Not knowing what exactly to expect but excited … Continue reading
Paris is full of surprises, especially when it comes to the weather.
Monday this week was phenomenally beautiful and sunny. It finally felt like summer was here! Then came Tuesday. It was warm but the day was completely masked in gray. Luckily, Haussmann created buildings from beautiful stone that look stunning in any weather, and there are places like the Jardin du Luxembourg in the city.
My “wee [Scottish] sis” came to visit from Edinburgh, which was so much fun. That afternoon, we decided to explore the 5th arrondissement. After walking around the grounds, we discovered the tennis courts and children’s pools and play areas, as well as the museum where the Chagall exhibit is going on. There are so many gorgeous spaces within the garden!
Happy 4th of July, everyone!
Hello, darlings! Here are a few snapshots taken over the past few months in one of my favorite arrondissements in Paris, the sixth. xx PatriciaParisienne La Vie en Fruits – 116 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris Patrick Roger – 108 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris … Continue reading
Buddy Bear Exhibition ~ Champ de Mars (Eiffel Tower)
If you haven’t been able to make it to Berlin, you can come see the famous United Buddy Bears in Paris! Last Thursday on the Toussaint holiday (loved that surprise day off!), a lovely German friend of mine and I went over to Trocadero to see these gorgeous works of art.
Lined up along the Champs de Mars, the Buddy Bears add some most welcome accents of colors to the City of Lights. Each bear represents a different country, and the local artists came up with some brilliant ideas to showcase their country. All of the bears are visually stunning; some even went beyond the canvas and added unique accents.
The idea behind the bears is of peace. The United Buddy Bear website explains, “Under this motto, the UNITED BUDDY BEARS promote living together in peace and harmony on their global tour. Around 140 Buddy Bears (each 2 m tall) represent as many countries recognised by the United Nations.”
Femininity Encompassed by Art: The Works of Dominique Fury
Thursday, September 28, 2012, marked the debut of the French artist Dominique Fury’s exhibit at Galerie Caplain-Matignon, a chic gallery in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. Renowned for her use of untraditional canvases and materials, Fury’s works are captivating, stunning, and compelling pieces of art.
In an enlightening interview with the artist, PatriciaParisienne learned about her adventure into the art world. Originally a political science student, Fury realized halfway through her studies that she truly wasn’t cut out to be a student of politics. Her heart and passion were in the arts. She delved into the world of art and has never looked back. She has collaborated with many artists around the world, and her works have been exhibited at festivals and galleries around the world, including Kyoto, Shanghai, Brussels, Bogota, Istanbul, and, of course, all over France.
Regarding her artwork, Fury says (translated from French), “I have always been interested in collaborating with other artists…I have worked on several projects with other artists and especially enjoy working with a variety of materials…like the Americans, who would tell stories of a certain region with different materials. It really tells their story. For me, the starting materials are those that touch your skin, very beautiful gold materials that make a lacquer, that are sexy. Voila. At the beginning, when I would create my paintings, I didn’t want anyone to know that it was a woman who was painting them. So I called myself Fury. And Dominique Fury is a name [that can be male or female]. I would make these enormous paintings. I absolutely did not want anyone to know that it was a woman who was making them. It was more of a masculine work and quite harsh.”
In regards to her choice to become an artist, she states, “Finalement, on fait ce qu’on doit faire.” (“In the end, we do what we must do.”) Fury’s Electric Lady exhibit shows off this artist’s vast capacity to encompass femininity and human emotions and project them onto a canvas through various fabrics, textures, and materials. An absolute must-see if you’re in the City of Lights.
We are happy to have this artist back in Paris with us for a short time. Fury’s works will be on display until November 6, 2012.
Check out the exhibit at the Galerie Caplain-Matignon.
29, avenue Matignon
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