Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Bouroullec brothers in Versailles

Here is a slide show about the installation of this grand  crystal sculptural chandelier made by the Bouroullec brothers in Versailles. You saw previously its picture in my November blog when it was in a warehouse.
It looks like a giant necklace.

Le lustre des frères Bouroullec à Versailles.

Ce lustre a été baptisé Gabriel, du nom de l'escalier au-dessus duquel il a été déployé, conçu en 1772 par l'architecte du roi, Ange-Jacques Gabriel.


Art in Cambodge

Beautiful abstract pictures about silk taken in Cambodge by Toy Monireth:

Color of Silk,
par Toy Monireth

They are currently being displayed during the Photo festival in  Phnom Penh, CAmbodge


Color of Silk,th

Calder at LACMA

Last week-end, I went to see the exhibition Calder and Abstraction which was amazing. I found this link to LACMA Flickr where you can see the beautiful sculptures.

All the sculptures look freshly painted as if Calder was still alive and making them.

Lacma picture


Eric Jourdan, French Designer

Eric Jourdan is a talented French designer . This is an article on him with a slideshow. He has been noticed in several major projects and rewards.


Tour-miroir. Géométrique agrémentée de quelques rondeurs, cette psyché se pare de noyer et métal laqué (12 exemplaires).
 Crédits : Galerie Gossere

Monday, December 16, 2013

Yves St-Laurent costumes sketches

Pierre Bergé is publishing some sketches created by Yves St Laurent regarding costumes for the theater and movies. You might recognize some of them.

Please check this slideshow

Bal des têtes, 1957 : croquis de costume.
 Crédits : Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent.


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Norton Simon -Pasadena.........to street art

It has been so several times that I told myself that I need to refresh  and see the old masters at the Norton Simon. Finally an opportunity came up and it was great to see all these talented classic painters portraits. Especially Rembrandt, Goya, Degas, Van Gogh, etc...

Just look at the eyes of the portrait below. This 380 years old man could look like one your neighbors without his costume.
If you look at the details of his collar, it is very light almost abstract texture while his eyes are photographically amazing.

 Rembrandt van Rijn  - Portrait of a Bearded Man in a Wide-Brimmed Hat

Portrait of a Bearded Man in a Wide-Brimmed Hat,1633

Rembrandt van Rijn

Dutch, 1606-1669
Oil on panel
27-1/2 x 21-1/2 in. (69.9 x 54.6 cm)
Norton Simon Art Foundation
© 2012 Norton Simon Art Foundation

And this morning I happen to run on an article about Street art that shows that figurative portraiture is back with a twist again. Look at this video made on established French street artist C215


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Ousmane Sow join the 'Académie des beaux-arts à Paris

Dear readers,

If you remember this incredible art exhibition on the Pont des Arts in Paris of Ousmane Sow sculptures, you will be delighted to read this article about his integration as a member of the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris.Here is his website: http://ousmanesow.com/mac/index.htm


"Le guerrier debout", d'Ousmane Sow.

"Le guerrier debout", d'Ousmane Sow. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

LACDA art show coming soon

Dear Readers,

I will be exhibiting one digital piece Bird in Pompidou at LACDA gallery within a large group of artists  in downtown Los Angeles.

Opening Reception Thursday December 12, 2013, 7-9 pm
in conjunction with the Downtown Art Walk

Dates: December 12, 2013- January 2014

Los Angeles Center for Digital Art

104 East Fourth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013


Bird in Pompidou

Monday, December 2, 2013

Saul Leiter New York photographer

A trailer from a documentary ' In no great hurry' about a great American photographer Saul Leiter who just died a couple days ago at age 89. I did not know him but I like the few pictures I just saw.

He was also a pretty good painter:

Saul Leiter: Paintings: slide 18


Sigmar Polke

Dear readers,

This is a nice coming up retrospective about Sigmar Polke showing his great range of paintings.


Two interesting women

Dear reader,

This is an interview about the painter Lynette Yiadom-Boakye who was selected among 4 artists for the Turner prize 2013.

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: The Tell Them Where It's Got To, 2013, Oil on canvas, 60 x 55 cm

The winner is the French artist Laure Prouvost.


Friday, November 22, 2013

Our garden

Dear reader,

A friend kindly offered me to borrow his camera since our both cameras are at the repair shop. I wanted to test it and took some pics of our garden in Los Angeles with a low light and no manipulation. It was fun and impressive to see how precise the camera could be. They might be manipulated in the future and look very different. See more on  my Facebook page.


Rothko at MOCA

Dear readers,

Strange enough, I felt projected into the past last night with a show about the MOCA permanent collection that I saw with friends. It was almost the same display as several years ago and brought back nice memories about this magical room. We all had a different opinion about our favorite piece. My friends chose the light, yellow, my husband the red one and me the blue painting. Sometimes you become blasé overtime with an artist until you see his work live again and you go back to your old crush.

Outside there was a party with everyone with a cellphone taking pictures of themselves in front of a media background. That pulled me back to nowadays versus when I first saw these capturing Rothko paintings.

There are several other great artists in this show.


Installation view of MOCA permanent collection, photo by Brian Forrest

Christo is back

Dear reader,

This is a new project Big Air Package made by Christo in Germany ( Oberhausen).

Below are his beautiful drawings for the project showing his process of creating.


Christo, Big Air Package, 2010-2013, au Gazomètre d’Oberhausen, 9000 x 5200 cm, 177000 m3, détail (©Wolfgang Volz).

Di Rosa

Dear reader,

I discovered the name of this established French painter from Sète last summer when I was in Montpellier:

Here is an article about a current exhibition at the Galerie Louis Carré


Hervé Di Rosa, Incarnation, 2013, acrylique sur bois, 101 x 150,5 x 8 cm (©Hervé Di Rosa)

Michel Kirch, winner of the Grand Prix Eurazeo 2013 (photography)

Dear readers,

This is a great picture from Michael Kirch who has been the Laureat of Grand Prix Eurazeo 2013.


Michael Kirch
I like the way he shows his portfolio:

His website:

Illustration : Série « L’Eveilleur » (©Michel Kirch)

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Music in the Parisian subway

Video made by the N.Y Times:

Performing on the Paris Metro
By Farhod Family November 6th, 2013
Each year, thousands of musicians from around the world audition to earn a license to play on the Paris Metro.



Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Poems on walls by Accion poetica

Below is an article about a poetic movement called accion poetica  who writes on walls beautiful short poems:


« No esperes que te olvide, no olvides que te espero »
"Do not hope that I will forget you, do not forget I will wait for you"
(N’espère pas que je t’oublie, n’oublie pas que je t’attends ), extrait d’une chanson du rappeur « Shé », par la plus ancienne des Acciones poeticas, l’Accion poetica de Monterrey, au Mexique.

George Braque

This is another current historical retrospective about George Braque in the Grand Palais:


His still life paintings  with sandy textures and Birds are beautiful.


Félix Valloton

This is another important art show in The Grand Palais, Paris:

Video: Félix Vallotton : Le feu sous la glace


Couples in Vallotton's paintings



Morphing table

Here is a new technology experience created by MIT Media Lab that could become an artistic installation or attraction. The video is in English:





Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Serge Poliakoff

Here another art exhibition currently in Paris about Serge Poliakoff at the Musée d'art Moderne (1900-1969):

These paintings look so fresh!

Connaissance des Arts

Another source of great slide shows of what is happening in Connaissance des Arts:

Diaporama : Le Corbusier, un brutaliste à Marseille


Monday, November 4, 2013

"Les Bouroullec entrent à Versailles"

“Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler et ses peintres”

“Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler et ses peintres”

Here an interesting video about “Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler et ses peintres” on Télérama:

It is connected to an exhibition in Lille, France.



Here is a good slide show in French from Le Monde about Banksy, a famous British street artist who made every single day in October an artwork in New York:

Sur les traces de Banksy à New York


Pinterest, Facebook page, and previous blogs

Dear readers,

If you are a Pinterest person, I invite you to see my page that display several artists that I really like to look at their work:


If you would like to see previews of my artwork before being posted officially on my website, please check https://www.facebook.com/PascalineDoucinDahlke

In addition, my previous posts are on http://www.pascalinedoucindahlke.com/blog/#.UngxBjrTkiQ

Thank you



Bernard Venet

Dear readers,

Last week, I enjoyed seeing BERNAR VENET  (French metal abstract sculptors) at ACE Gallery on Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles. There are several large scale metal sculptures that I would like to see in our Los Angeles public spaces or garden museums.

This is a glimpse of what you might there: http://www.acegallery.net/artistmenu.php?Artist=123

He had a major show in Versailles in 2011 among other international exhibitions.

I hope you can make it to this exhibition because it is rare to see his work here in L.A.

Future blogs on Blogger

Dear readers,

I am switching to a different platform for blogging. Please follow me on this link if you wish at http://pddart.blogspot.com/ for updates on my art and other cultural information about great art. I look forward to sharing this journal with you in the future. My art portfolio will still be posted on www.pascalinedoucindahlke.com

Some of the links might be in French. I hope you will be able to find a translation in your language.

Thank you