French film director Agnès Varda, who was part of the New Wave cinema of the 1960s and continued with artful documentaries and films mixing real-life events with fiction, has died aged 90, her family said on Friday.
Karl Lagerfeld’s last collection for Chanel opened with a minute’s silence for the late designer on Tuesday, as friends, collaborators and fans turned out in Paris to remember his 35 years as the creative force behind the French couture house.
Tutankhamun’s treasures, major works by Leonardo da Vinci, Victor Vasarely’s optical illusions, Pablo Picasso and his muse, Dora Maas – 2019 looks set to be a memorable year for exhibitions in Paris. Here is our guide to the top ten shows:
The Louvre wants to show all of da Vinci’s paintings next May in one grand exhibit to mark 500 years since his death. But Italy’s League party is now threatening to scuttle the cultural exchange deal that would have made the Louvre plan possible.
Amid the drumbeat of headlines on the migrant crisis, a new joint contemporary art expo at two museums astride Paris’s perimeter ring road is a refreshing step back, a moody meditation on migrants’ experience and the notion of hospitality.
Paris’s Quai Branly Museum is dedicating an exhibit to US entertainer Paul Robeson, Hollywood’s first black star. Long blacklisted for his Communist sympathies, Robeson was finally redeemed shortly before failing health forced his retirement.
Singer Rachid Taha, giant of 1980s French rock, whose group Carte de Séjour remade the Charles Trénet classic “Douce France”, died aged 59 of a heart attack on Tuesday night, said his family.
A glass of blue, sir? It is a question that may dismay purist winemakers in France, where wine is a way of life rather than simply a drink, but in the southern town of Sete consumers cannot get enough.
Parisian museums are well known for their nudes, but the world-famous Palais de Tokyo contemporary art museum opened its doors to a different type of nude on Saturday.
Stars attending the “French Oscars”—the Cesars—on Friday will wear a white ribbon in protest at violence against women, organisers said.