Monday, January 24, 2011

Galerie d'Art



As Holly and I were walking wearily back to our apartment in December, we found this chic art gallery on Rue Saint-Honoré...

Although I am not a window stylist, do you not think that this nude would have "presented" better had it been placed in front of the wall on the right rather than the wall on the left? I'm just saying....

Ah, c'est Paris!



Rue Saint-Honoré
Métro Louvre-Rivoli

21 comments:

Bibi said...

Ha, yes, she would do well in another 'position'. Thought you'd get a kick out of a similar one of mine right here.

Malyss said...

:).. I must admit that my eyes were more attracted by the other woman, on the top ,on the right. She makes me think of Jane Austen's times.

Andy said...

Genie... I would say you got mooned.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Bibi -- Love that one and it almost looks like a Norman Rockwell scene

Malyss -- That portrait is lovely and if you notice the one below it is advertising a portrait from a photograph...

Andy -- C'est Paris!

Bergson said...

elle est fâchée pour nous tourner le cul ;-)

Miss Sadie said...

Je ne sais pas.

Mais elle est reubensesque, je pense.

Gunn said...

I have to admit that my eyes stopped at the portraits.
interesting place, and I am pleased you stopped and took the photo!:)

M said...

I think that would depend on what beauty is in the eye of the beholder :-) I like the variety of styles -- and the way they paintings are in no particular order -- it really makes me want to go and look through them.

shari @ little blue deer said...

LOL, that made my morning! Face first, please! XX!

Virginia said...

C'est Paris indeed! I love the jumble of portraits. I spied a little number back there on the floor too! Whoooeeee
V

My WV is PAREES! I swear!!!

Harriet said...

Whoever said wide hips aren't beautiful...just necessary to see them through an artist's eyes!

Louis la Vache said...

Speaking of rue-Saint-Honoré:
Saint-Honoré is the patron saint of bakers and confectioners. Thus the making of un gâteau-Saint-Honoré is often the final exam for graduating pâtissers. It is a tough final because the making of un gâteau-Saint-Honoré requires several disciplines and very good time management skills. Saint-Honoré was the bishop of Amiens in the 6th century and by the time of Louis Quatorze had become the patron saint of bakers and confectioners.

Alexa said...

You are so right. Like that, those fesses are really in your face! Love the jumble of stuff here, and your portrait of portraits. :~}

Amanda said...

now that you mention it.........

but (no pun intended hehe) it's all in the eye of the beholder ;-)

My Castle in Spain said...

Oui c'est vrai ! but my gaze is also more attracted by the nude in the back... :-)

Loree said...

What beautiful paintings. Maybe the nude was too large for that wall? Or maybe not. I suppose both wals would be the same size wouldn't they? I guess I'm too tired to think tonight :)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Bergson -- Bien sûr

Miss Sadie -- I believe that you are right

Gunn -- The portraits look quite old although at least one of them is new work

Marie -- Very interesting gallery with varied styles and ages, some old and some new...

Shari -- Exactly, my deer!

Virginia -- A little something for everyone!

Harriet -- The nude is a nice piece of art and as Miss Sadie said, a bit rubenesque

Louis -- Being an amateur baker of macarons that is very interesting

Alexa -- Merci, it is a jumble indeed and displayed in a casual offhand manner

Amanda -- Indeed, no buts about it (no pun intended here either - hah!)

Lala -- You and Virginia are quite observant -- fine art both of them

Loree -- Look again tomorrow and think about the perspective of the reclining nude... How would it look from the window had it been positioned on the right-hand wall?

Jack said...

I am still laughing! Glad that a woman made that observation. If I had said it, I would have been crucified.

Randy said...

Funny my eye was drawn to the flowers down below. I also like the painting of the photo.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Jack -- It did point out to me that either the shop was haphazard in its regard to display or it is only noticed by up-tight Americans/Canadians... hummmm

Randy -- I would stick to that story...

o2 said...

But this is Ali Baba's Cave you found here ! And I see above the painting on the right, there's a little note : "you can order a Portrait from a photo".