By turning social types into individuals, the photographer influenced many of his contemporaries and shaped how we see the 20th-century
The film-maker deserves pride of place in any history of early cinema – as the Cinèmathèque française’s new display confirms
The director’s sale of unseen footage from ‘In the Mood for Love’ reminds us that the Hong Kong of his films is fast disappearing
After his failure in politics, Henri Cernuschi succeeded in finance – and left an outstanding collection of Asian art to his adoptive city of Paris
Most Parisians treat the Arc de Triomphe as a glorified roundabout – but by climbing it they’d see the city in a new light
Walking around the city can feel like following in the footsteps of the famous photographer – but today’s empty streets are altogether more depressing
What does it mean to make cinema – and film directors in particular – the subject of museum exhibitions?
The presence of the Fonds Hélène & Édouard Leclerc has raised the cultural profile of the small town in Brittany
The French artist is still the guiding spirit of the Collection de l’Art Brut, the museum he founded in Lausanne
The museum founded by Leopold II has reopened after a five-year closure and rethought all its displays. Has it gone far enough?
The statue has been in Paris for nearly two centuries, but does it belong back on the island of Milos?
The French artist explains why organising a retrospective is like rustling up a meal
Vivian Maier took thousands of photographs, but showed them to no one. Why are some artists so determined to keep their work secret?
Collector, dealer, novelist, art historian, culture minister, conservationist – André Malraux’s influence still looms large