Welcome to La Fée Culturelle ! Friends often ask me which exhibitions or museums they should see. I thought the best place to do this would be an art blog… and here we are! An art blog made by a non art professional for anyone, whether passionate art fans or just art curious.
A bit about me. My family is from Cambodia, I was born in France and I live in London. It can be tricky answering the simple question “where are you from”. My other passion is travelling so some of my posts have the best of both worlds, when I see art on my trips!
I developed my passion for art almost by accident in 2002 after visiting Italy. Because my friend took the wrong train, leaving me in the train to Milan alone, I read the Uffizi gallery guidebook from beginning to end. Reading about Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Bronzino, Fra Angelico and Piero della Francesca sparked a great deal of curiosity and desire to learn more about Italian Renaissance.
Back to France, I invited a friend to see the Magritte exhibition (Jeu de Paume, 2003). It was there that I saw a Magritte painting (“Le Bouquet tout Fait”) which included an image from Botticelli’s Spring. I was thrilled when I recognised the image from what I had seen at the Uffizi. Since then, my passion for art has only increased, and I find myself going to exhibitions during my free time. Yes, I am still in the first rooms of an exhibition when my friends finish the whole show!
La Fée Culturelle means the cultural fairy in French… Like a dear reader told me: the wings of a culture vulture… in the guise of those of a fairy!