Friday, March 16, 2012

Maison Particulière

Maison Particulière art center is a unique nonprofit organization housed in a beautiful private residence in one my favorite neighborhoods, Châtelain. The goal when founders/art collectors Amaury and Myriam de Solages opened their doors one year ago was for "the house to be warm and convivial to welcome our guests and members in a calm and serene environment". Our group was welcomed into the 3-story townhouse by the center's director and offered coffee before we were met by Amaury and Myriam. They explained that the center's dedicated to the art of living, with works of art to view and share. Nothing is for sale but discovery, appreciation and emotion are all free for the asking. We then followed our own path exploring artwork of four art collectors, one artist, and one literary guest who were invited to present an exhibit based on a given theme of reflection. The theme through March 24th is "Lightness?" but themes and exhibits change three times a year. Speaking of, the natural light that enters through the enormous windows makes Maison Particulière a perfect showcase for contemporary art, antiquities, ceramics, archaeological pieces and primitive art. I'd say the de Solages' mission for guests "to experience the emotion of art with passion, sensitivity, and beauty" is being achieved!

Welcome room where we met Amaury and Myriam de Solages

Untitled by Anselm Reyle

One of many sitting areas with Gert & Uwe Tobias' Ohne Titel on the wall

Colorful flower arrangement

Thierry Mouillé's Tablo solo (glass); Pablo Reinoso's AP 2005 TH 11 05 Chaise (chairs); Eric Wesley's The Great Outdoors (wall art)

Raphaël de Villers' Actéon

Jacob Hashimoto's The vocabulary of attraction

Elegant piano in Maison Particulière's petit salon

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