Baudelaire, Balzac, and Bistrots

I don’t know if the café culture was born in Paris, but it certainly thrived there during the early 20th century…an age of writers, painters, sculptors, and musicians exploring their creativity among glasses of wine and absinthe, and tiny cups of espresso the morning after. Today’s wandering through the temporary exhibit, Bistrot! From Baudelaire to Picasso, was two hours of enjoyment followed by an easy lunch at the museum’s bistrot. The art was well presented, described in three languages, and varied by artist, material, composition, and year. There was even a staged bistrot setting with seats and tables and bistrot scenes from movies playing on three of the walls. I’ve included some of my favorites. I wish I could include a glass of wine!

(u)   x(o)x


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6 Responses to Baudelaire, Balzac, and Bistrots

  1. Mom says:

    I guess you could have taken a selfie with a glass of wine! But would it make a museum!? Maybe several hundred years from now! You never know.


    • julijoyeux says:

      Now that everyone can take great photos, I wonder if the arts of painting and drawing are diminishing. The Fine Arts Museums of the 24th century might be all old photographs! Keep those slides handy 🙂


  2. Marjorie Koval says:

    Tres chic! 😉



  3. C says:

    Ooooh-love the art and wonder about the artists. I,too, wonder about the future of the arts, including the art of conversation.


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