Some exhibits are a definite Do Miss...
Well that's my thoughts on soon-to-close Désirs et Volupté at musee Jacquemart-Andre.
Mind you the entry way is quite auspicious at 58, boulevard Haussmann 75008
In fact almost all the entry ways in this stretch of Haussmann are consistently gorgeous.
If Cara Black had been along we would have entered looking for murderous potential...ahem.
Inside the museum the doorways can't be beat for grandeur on a fabulous scale.
Who would not like to waltz through these portals?
They do caste a spell on you...
Even Bear was impressed.
Upstairs the exhibit was another matter unless you love over the top melancholy...
This satin ribbon did attract. These British Victorian painters certainly knew how to paint their fabrics bien sur.
And flowing drapery galore.
A violin chaise on the boulevard was a pleasent reflection...
Still too much dolefulness can wear you down..
Languorous hanging about is hard to relate to these days. Where's her Kindle?
Though I can relate to this sad gal observing her recently failed work of art. Haven't we all been there at one time or another..?
Bear was feeling quite doleful when he spotted polar bear skin rugs in some of the paintings. Uh oh
One place you can never go wrong at the Jacquemart is in the gift shop. WOW!
Teas, tea mugs, Boissier old fashioned candies - what pining damsel wouldn't be delighted?
Plus a shopping bag to match. By the way the museum tea salon is every bit as enticing.
Bear announced it was time to scoot and get back to realité.
Bon(ne) Weekend dear PBers. You can skip this one and stay happy.