Day 34–Some Art & Some Music

I was flagging a bit for a day or so last week. Have my energy back.

After French (we are studying employment situations: par example, un chasseur de têtes is a headhunter; qui savait?), having passed by it daily, we thought we should head to the Musée Luxembourg near here and see the Filippo and Filippino Lippi show, their period being roughly the beginning of Renaissance art in Italy. Well that we did as neither of us knew very much about Renaissance art or their work and this show was particularly illuminating, so to speak, about the transition from medieval to the Renaissance in terms of adding emotional layers and perspective to the religion-based works of the period.

We then headed to Salle Pleyel supposedly for a good hamburger at the Café but non en plus. Insead, we had some oysters at the corner resto and saw and a concert by Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Myung-Whu Chung conducting, featuring the excellent cellist, Mischa Maisky and a rousing program of Berlioz, Saint-Saëns and Moussorsky.