Hector Guimard and Louis Majorelle, Sotheby’s

The Sotheby’s Art Nouveau Sale in Paris on 16 February has some spectacular offerings including this beautiful pair of pearwood and leather chairs (circa 1900-1910) by Hector Guimard (1867-1910). A true exponent of the Art Nouveau style, his work is … Continue reading

Musée Carnavalet, Paris

Cour du musée Carnavalet Photo: Danielle Birck/RFI Paris revealed its rich artistic diversity one freezing day last week when we visited the Musee Carnavalet (http://carnavalet.paris.fr) in the fabulous Marais district in the 4th arrondissement. This treasure house is packed with glorious paintings … Continue reading