For centuries Paris has been the city that artists love to paint, and in this beautifully illustrated lecture, Michel Witmer shares the most lovely and interesting depictions of Paris. Whether wandering through the Louvre or the ancient streets, artists found their inspiration in the historic city that embraced them. Paris has been a favorite subject in many styles of painting, from 12th century manuscripts, French Renaissance depictions, light impressionist masterpieces, and even contemporary installations.
Michel Cox Witmer has guided tours and given numerous lectures in the Louvre, and most of the world’s other major museums. In 1983, in London, Mr. Witmer worked directly with prominent artists, including Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Francis Bacon and Andy Warhol. He lectured at the Tate Gallery and in Christie’s main galleries on King Street. He started his own successful research and consulting company for art collections. He has consulted for numerous celebrities, including Her Majesty The Queen’s collection at Buckingham Palace. In 2007, Mr. Witmer discussed art on a hit television show in Europe, which was seen by millions of viewers. He has been a regular on Bloomberg Television, and has been featured on CNN, NBC’s “Today Show,” and others. He serves on numerous boards, and is especially active with Maastricht, Holland’s famous European Fine Art Fair Foundation.
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