I absolutely love the Jacquemart-André museum, which I have already talked about. The fact that it was an actual place of life before being turned into a museum always moves me in a special way.
Be it at the Frick Collection in New-York or at the Nissim de Camondo and Jacquemart-André museums in Paris, I admire the boundless will to make every room a near perfect decorum for social or private reasons.
In this case, I admire a couple from the second half of the 19th century who managed to successfully combine the necessity of social appearances and a sincer passion for the fine arts.
April 15, 2016