Drafting an ultimately never-to be-published post for this blog recently, I found myself wanting a map of Paris. Although I didn’t know exactly what type of map i wanted, I felt that, like the perfect house or perfect mate, one would recognise it when one saw it. Something with a visual dash, for sure. It… Read More cartography, Image & iconography from the City of Lights. Paris by map & era.
Thursday. Arrival, into airport Charles de Gaulle. I’ve never warmed to the older Terminal 1. It’s a silly donut of a building, Wastes your time. Terminal two is even more enormous, and thus equally alienating, with the important caveat that’s far, far more beautiful. Later that evening, meet an old friend for supper. A long-time… Read More Parks, potatoes, pullovers & the Promenade Plantée, pictures from Paris (days 1-3)
To mark the screening of the RTE documentary on Eileen Gray next Tuesday and the publication of an important new book on Gray’s Life and work by design historian Jennifer Gough, we re-visit this personal appraisal, written during October 2013 in response to the Eileen Grey retrospective at IMMA… The Irish Museum of Modern Art, recently… Read More Eileen Gray at IMMA, thoughts & reflections.
Our first exhibit. The church of Saint Suplice, is enormous, the second largest in Paris and only fractionally smaller than the city cathedral Notre Dame. Saint Suplice boasts many fine memorials and artworks, including some works by Eugene Delacroix such as Jacob Wresting the Angel. However, following the publication of the truely awful da Vinci… Read More St Suplice: working out the Equinox, & walking to the metre.