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Désirs & Volupté

Désirs & Volupté
Désirs & Volupté (Desire and Sensuality), current exhibition at Musée Jacquemart-André that I visited during the weekend. The exhibition displays a collection of Victorian Masterpieces from the Mexican businessman Pérez Simón. The paintings chosen for this exhibition where alluring and beauty was the theme since the women in the paintings symbolized the ideal of absolute beauty by the painters.
A friend of mine had recommended this exhibition, and given the fact that the exhibition ends on January 20th I finally took myself the time to go and see it. I was immensely impressed of the art work but also of the museum they had chosen to display the collection at. It boasted history, charm, elegance and I completely fell in love with the beautiful interior decoration.

“In Victorian society, all women had to be accomplished housewives. The woman who represented the ideal Beauty for this generation of artists, can only be seen in a universe dedicated to Beauty: her clothes, jewels and living environment must, by their elegance and refinement, reflect and sublimate her graces and virtues.” (source Désirs & Volupté )

My favourite paintings are the ones I’ve shared in this blogpost: The Roses of Heliogabalus (Alma-Tadema), La Joueuse de Saz (William C. Wontner) and Paradis Terrestre (Alma-Tadema).

“Désirs & Volupté” until January 20th 2014 at Musée Jacquemart-André 158, boulevard Haussmann 75008 Paris

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This Paris blog is created and maintained by Solli, a Swedish Expat living in Paris working as a Photographer. When she is not behind the lens or setting off to a new destination she loves to be in the kitchen and play around with whole, organic and seasonal food. In this blog she shares some glimpses of her everyday life as a bonne vivante wherever in the world she might be. Enjoy following her journey through life...


  • Parisbreakfast
    07 January 2014 at 19:31

    Someone saw your writeup and said I should go.
    Tomorrow morning it is! Don’t miss the galettes at Maison Lehézic. 143, rue de Courcelles Metro Peraire
    I know. He’s not a big name but he won the prize this year and years before. I’m Very impressed with your baking efforts!

  • Solli Kanani
    08 January 2014 at 1:18

    Carol – you are so sweet! Thanks for the recommendation, will go and buy a small size of their Galette des Rois.
    P.s I hope you will like Musée Jacquemart Andrée and their exhibition :-)

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