Claudio Malacarne, Children, Oil on canvas, 50×60 cm

Why go to the sea when you can find it in the Marais, at the Menouar gallery, rue du Parc-Royal? Here, we dive directly into the Big Blue with the work of Malacarne, a post-impressionist artist of reflection, light and water whose brush caresses the surface of the sea.

Claudio Malacarne, The Cave, Oil on canvas, 80×80 cm

With his “bathing” series, the Italian painter (from Mantua, not far from Verona, not very far from Venice either) throws us into the deep end. Here we are on vacation, or else, immersed in our childhood memories. These are happy times. Bodies are distorted in the reflections of the swimming pool and the Mediterranean is pierced by a burning sun.

Laughter bursts out. It's irresistible, a bit nostalgic, soothing too. Reason why, no doubt, once we have immersed ourselves in this Big Blue, we struggle to come out of the Maraisian gallery – which is also that of Françoise Nielly, whose portraits are in the same colorful vein.

Claudio Malacarne, Orange Motiv, Oil on canvas, 100×100 cm

“Malacarne's art is classical painting, or rather Fauvism, but it is also contemporary with its almost fluorescent chromatic palette which, moreover, has been brought up to date by Françoise Nielly,” observes gallery owner Rabiaâ Menouar who has worked with the Italian for several years. As a bonus, some works from his previous series are on display: animals, landscapes, portraits. With always the same extraordinary mastery.

Until May 24, 2024.

“Malacarne, the shadow of the light”
Menouar Gallery
16 Rue du Parc Royal, 75003 Paris
Tuesday to Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 13 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Saturday from 11 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Sunday by appointment
Tel: +01 48 87 60 90

Claudio Malacarne, Late afternoon, Oil on canvas, 100×100 cm

Text: Axel G

06.05.24

Susumu Shingu, praise of slowness

Susumu Shingu, praise of slowness

At the Jeanne Bucher Jaeger gallery, a century-old space at the bottom of a courtyard, around thirty drawings and kinetic sculptures, moving works by the Japanese artist Susumu Shingu, are displayed. It was a trend in vogue in the 1950s, led by artists such as the Athenian Takis or the Brazilian Soto.

Ethan Murrow and his hymn to plants

Ethan Murrow and his hymn to plants

The Girls of Calvaire gallery, sheltered at the back of a courtyard, is hosting the solo show “Magic Soil” by the American Ethan Murrow until November 25. A unique set of around fifteen paintings and drawings that pay homage to nature.

Marilyn forever

Marilyn forever

Sixty years after her death, Marilyn still embodies the eternal feminine. In the heart of the Marais, Joseph gallery, the Monroe Experience offers a digital and poetic exhibition until November 21, to better understand the myth and the woman, a start-up before her time, entrepreneur and modern for the time (sexual freedom , psychoanalysis etc.).

Millet, from the mountains to the Marais

Millet, from the mountains to the Marais

From the top of this outdoor and technical clothing store, a hundred years of family history gaze down upon you. Created in 1921 in Chamonix, the Millet brand is still managed by the family of the same name. It is therefore a bit of French heritage and know-how that arrives from the Alps to settle in the Marais…

Divine brunch at the foot of Notre-Dame

Divine brunch at the foot of Notre-Dame

Of course, officially, it is not the Marais. But at Son de la Terre, a barge recently moored at the Montebello quay (5th), the 4th arrondissement is in sight. Moreover, this one is incredible: on one side, it is Notre-Dame flooded with sunlight; on the other, the quays, the book sellers, the walkers, the joggers.

Saka, a cocktail bar like in Tokyo

Saka, a cocktail bar like in Tokyo

Here is an address which gives the measure of the transformation of the Marais. And it's enough to silence the grumpy people whose mantra is: “It was better before…” No, everything was not better “before” in the Marais. Besides, there was no American bar like Saka, which cultivates a form of excellence that can only be found in Japan.

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