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Five Years of Art in January

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Five Years of Art in January

On a whim, I decided to look into the Entrée to Black Paris blog archives to see what I've published during the month of January for the past five years.  I was astonished to see that I've always done at least one article on art at the beginning of every year since 2015!

I've decided to do a mini-retrospective of these posts and present links to one article from each year below.

2019 - Art and Food Pairing™: La Galerie Africaine & Addis Ethiopia - Part 1

Josué Comoe and 2018 self-portrait (ink on paper)
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I'm looking forward to doing more Art and Food Pairings this year!

2018 - Black Images in European Art at the Louvre

Monique and Portrait of Madeleine
Formerly called Portrait of a Black Woman and Portrait of a Negress
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The exquisite portrait by Marie-Guillemine Benoist was renamed Portrait of Madeleine as a result of the pioneering work done by curator Denise Murrell on the exhibition Le Modèle Noir (The Black Model) last year.

2017 - Kehinde Wiley at the Petit Palais

Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted II (detail)
2016 Stained glass and aluminum frame
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Visiting the Wiley exhibition was also my first opportunity to thoroughly visit the Petit Palais.  It's definitely worth a return visit!

2016 - Art and Food Pairing™: Wifredo Lam and Une Histoire at the Centre Pompidou; Le JIP'S - Afro-Cuban Canteen

View of exhibition space -
Umbral (left) and La Rumeur de la Terre (right)
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This exhibition represented an amazing opportunity to explore the development of Wifredo Lam as an artist.

2015 - Romare Bearden's Paris Odyssey - Prelude

Patricia makes an introduction
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I'm sharing this post in fond memory of Patricia Laplante Collins.