Monday, October 01, 2018

Eblouissante Venise - 18th C arts of Venice - Grand Palais

Huge THANK YOU PBers for all the Fab WALKING SHOE suggestions! And to M. who is actually sending me a pair of shoes! WOW More shoe talk. In you're planning on gondoliering in Venice or for just general around the house elegance you can pick up a pair of colorful velvet Friulians made by CAPULETTE in the GRANDE PALAIS gift shop (70€) during the new exhibit, EBLOUISSANTE VENISE (Magnificent Venice and the arts of Europe in the 18th century. (On till 21 January 2019).
This is a gréât exhibit to see if you're going to Venice, have just been or dream of going.
It will get you in the spirit of things completely.
Amazing paintings by Tiepolo, Guardi,  Canaletto.
And many by one of my favorites, Pietro Longhi.
There's even a resident lion of Venice ensconced. No roaring allowed.
To scale models of Venetian palazzos. When in Venice it can be almost too much to take in.
This exhibit is a way to prep or relive your Venice experience
What THEY wore. The lush fabrications for men and women.
18th century-style paper ballgowns provided by ISABELLE DE BORCHGRAVE hang from the ceiling as you go up to the second floor exhibits
All the decorative arts are represented
Music will be provided during evenings
Music stands are set up on the exhibit floors. Vivaldi awaits in the wings.
They played modern jazz for the press preview.
My favorite Venetian artist CANALETTO was well represented.
Thanks to Elaine S. I went next day to the annual FESTIVAL PECHE EN SEINE held on the l'Ile de la Jatte in Lavalloise-Perret. Kids are taught or anyone for that matter how to fish.
I sketched onsite thinking of Canaletto and his boat figures...
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"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime"

15 comments:

  1. Oh Carol, how dazzling. I love that you sketched and painted with the muse of Canaletto! Pretty elegant!

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    1. Another Canaletto fan.
      Shall we form a club Jeanie?

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  2. Anonymous11:22 AM

    Carol, can you share the shoe ideas? I have awful feet and love to walk too (not a good combination). Athletic shoes and Clarks clogs only go so far.....
    joel todd

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    1. Click on WALKING SHOES link in first paragraph and read the comments Joel
      Its all there.

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  3. I loved Venice - a truly romantic city.

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    1. I do too but I always wish I had read a good reference book before coming.
      This exhibit fills in the holes.

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  4. Elaine Sciolino2:41 PM

    so glad you went to the fishing contest. LOVE the photo.

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  5. Lynn C2:43 PM

    What fun you had. I love the slippers

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    1. So tempting those velvet slippers...
      Definitely not walking shoes even if their base is made of old bicycle tires.

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  6. This post was Very Interesting to me because I am in the process of building a 12th scale Venetian themed dollhouse and gathering art books and music for both reference and inspiration, and your photo tour of the Eblouissante Venise exhibit was the next best thing to being there!

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    1. How interesting!
      I have 129 pictures on Flickr
      Put Eblouissante venise in the search box to see them.
      Only 1 pic of the palazzo
      https://www.flickr.com/photos/38242913@N00/

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  7. Wow the ollhouse sounds amazing! Thanks for the tour carol..looking forward to seeng les souliers.How nice of M:)

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  8. Carol,
    I'm almost speechless! What a fantastic exhibit! Must have been a unique sensorial experience, to say the least...
    Thanks for bringing this "maravilla" to us with your always pleasant narrative and photos.

    Cheerios!
    Maria


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  9. What a great exhibition! I’ve visited Venice once and loved it but agree it would be good to know more about it. Why play jazz at a Venice exhibition, I think something more fitting could have been chosen. (Picky music teacher coming through, ha ha).

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    1. Wht jazz
      I absolutely agree. Trying to be COOL French style?

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