Harry Winston may not be as well known to the French as the jewellers on place Vendôme, but it is a venerable American establishment, famously name-checked in the Marily Monroe song “Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend” and still considered one of the most famous jewellers in the world.
Harry Winston the man worked in his father's store in the early 1900s, after the family emigrated to the States from the Ukraine. Over the years he started to amass an impressive collection of jewels, many - ironically - bought from Cartier.
Now with a small network of boutiques around the world (seven in the USA and 10 elsewhere), only two are in Europe: London and Paris. The avenue Montaigne branch is probably best known for two large robberies in October 2007 and October 2008 (for which several arrests have been made). You may want to avoid the store in October then...
Beyond Stars. The Mystical Landscape from Monet to Kandinsky
At the Musée d'Orsay
The Musée d’Orsay presents “Beyond Stars. The Mystical Landscape from Monet to Kandinsky”, a new temporary exhibition that opens on March 14 and runs until June 25, 2017.
Organised by the Musée d’Orsay in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, the exhibition spotlights the aspect of mysticism in some of the most celebrated landscape paintings such as the Water Lilies (1907) by Claude Monet, The Starry Night over the Rhone (1888) by Vincent van Gogh, and Christ in the Garden of Olives (1889) by the famous painter Paul Gauguin.
“Beyond Stars. The Mystical Landscape from Monet to Kandinsky” is a must-see exhibition for those who are interested in discovering more about landscape painting, notably the late 19th century and early 20th century works.
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