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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Art in Paris

What a privilege to live in Paris with access to some of the world's greatest art treasures, along with a constantly evolving selection of temporary exhibitions. You can see something different and extraordinary every day of the year.

Last week when Régine was in town, we decided to go to the Van Dongen exhibit at the Modern Art Museum. (Francis prefers to stay home and watch rugby on TV, so Régine likes having a museum buddy when she comes to Paris.)

Kees Van Dongen was a Dutch artist who lived in Paris in the early 20th century. The exhibit focused on his paintings in the Fauvist style. He was good friends with Picasso and this is a painting of Picasso's companion Fernande:

Here are a couple of other representative images from the exhibit:

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