Without a doubt, hands down, without question, the best exhibition in Paris right now is Piero Fornasetti: La Folie Practique Exhibition.
Piero Fornasetti was a ridiculously talented and prolific artist who created over 13,000 works in a career that spanned seven decades. Born in 1913, Fornasetti started as a painter in Milan but soon when on to design an extensive collection of objets and home accessories including wallpaper, umbrella stands, trays, ties, furniture, wall screens, and his most iconic product, plates.
The beautifully and cleverly curated exhibition at the Musée des Art Decoratifs features over 1,000 of Fornasetti’s pieces, and even though it may be a little overwhelming to take in all 1,000 pieces, it’s just a drop in the bucket of Fornsaetti’s massive output. The dramatic entrance hall has a flag with a black and white illustration of a hand with a face imbedded in it surrounded by richly painted screens and cabinets. One whimsical room, among many, has stacks of umbrella stands scaling the walls and my favorite room contained 100 decorative serving trays individually displayed, each with its own spotlight. A special treat was the dizzying and dazzling video with terrific special effects and animation.
If you want to ensconce yourself for a few hours in a magical world of an amazing artist and creator, don’t miss Piero Fornasetti: La Folie Practique Exhibition.
Till June 15
Musée des Art Decoratifs
107, rue de Rivoli, 75001
New! Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes
I am happy to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes. Come take an ethnic culinary journey with me and chef and caterer Charlotte Puckette, co-author of the bestseller The Ethnic Paris Cookbook (with Olivia Kiang-Snaije). First we will shop at a Paris green-market for the freshest ingredients and then return to Charlotte's professional kitchen near the Eiffel Tower to cook a three-course lunch. After, we will indulge in the delicious feast we prepared along with hand-selected wines.
Cost: 195 euros per person (about $240)
Time: 9:30AM- 2PM (approximately 4 1/2 hours)
Location: We will meet by a metro station close to the market
Class days: Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday,Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Minimum of 2 students, maximum 6 students.
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Come experience Eye Prefer Paris live with Eye Prefer Paris Tours, which are 3-hour walking tours I personally lead. Eye Prefer Paris Tours include many of the places I have written about such as small museums & galleries, restaurants, cafes, food markets, secret addresses, fashion & home boutiques, parks and gardens and much more. In addition to my specialty Marais Tour, I also lead tours of Montmartre, St. Germain, Latin Quarter, in addition to Shopping Tours, Gay Tours, Girlfriend Tours, Food Tours, Flea Market Tours, Paris Highlights Tours, and Chocolate & Pastry tours.
Tours start at 225 euros for up to 3 people, and 75 euros for each additional person. I look forward to meeting you on my tours and it will be my pleasure and delight to show you my insiders Paris.
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